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21 March 2023

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Glenn Loury (Manhattan InstituteBrown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon ValleyNew York Times)

On The Glenn Show, Glenn and John discuss John’s Wall Street Journal column on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Glenn describes the extent to which he agrees and disagrees with John’s premise that African-Americans should feel less constrained by white racism. They recall a conservative strain in black culture that seems to have collapsed in the past generation. Glenn bemoans “black exceptionalism,” by which he means the belief that black people are uniquely constrained by their history, but also questions American exceptionalism. John responds that America is ahead of most of the world when it comes to race relations. Finally, Glenn suggests that President Obama is not Martin Luther King’s true heir.

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Recorded:Aug 28    Posted:Aug 28, 2013
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The Glenn Show | Aug 28, 2013 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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