The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations


Miki Dora status
Feb 18, 2007
Planet Earth
John Hamilton McWhorter V(/məkˈhwɔːrtər/;[1] born October 6, 1965) is an American linguist and associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy, and music history.[2] He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations, and his writing has appeared in many prominent magazines. His research specializes on how creole languages form, and how language grammars change as the result of sociohistorical phenomena.

Glenn Cartman Loury (born September 3, 1948) is an American economist, academic, and author. In 1982, at the age of 33, he became the first African American tenuredprofessor of economics in the history of Harvard University. He is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.[2]


Duke status
Jan 30, 2016
Urbana, Illinois
I’ve heard McWhorter on NPR a few times and have read a few articles by him. He seems like a reasonable character.

I’m not familiar with Loury, I’ll look him up.