Losing the race: self-sabotage in Black America

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c2000.
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Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter, born at the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era, spent years trying to make sense of this question. Now he dares to say the unsayable: racism's ugliest legacy is the disease of defeatism that has infected black America. Losing the Race explores the three main components of this cultural virus: the cults of victimology, separatism, and antiintellectualism that are making blacks their own worst enemies in the struggle for success.

More angry than Stephen Carter, more pragmatic and compassionate than Shelby Steele, more forward-looking than Stanley Crouch, McWhorter represents an original and provocative point of view. With Losing the Race, a bold new voice rises among black intellectuals.

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subject_facet African Americans -- Education, African Americans -- Psychology, African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-, Self-defeating behavior, Success -- Psychological aspects
title_display Losing the race : self-sabotage in Black America
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title_sub self-sabotage in Black America
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