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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia UniversityTalking Back, Talking Black)

Glenn and John begin by debating the merits of Coming ApartCharles Murray’s new book on the “white underclass.” John likes the book’s focus on the importance of culture; Glenn acknowledges that culture matters while rejecting Murray’s conclusion that public policy can do little to help the poor.  They also debate whether the ascendancy of a black president has led to more emphasis on class and less on race in political discourse. Glenn and John next discuss controversial remarks about gays by CNN’s Roland Martin. They go on to debate the moral status of religiously founded beliefs that homosexuality is immoral.

 

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Recorded:Feb 17    Posted:Feb 19, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Feb 19, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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