Losing the Race: Self Sabotage in Black America

Losing the Race: Self Sabotage in Black America

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A professor of linguistics paints a controversial portrait of defeatism and pessimism in black America that threatens to hold young African Americans back.
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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 164.1 x 243.8 x 25.4mm | 547.41g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0684836696
  • 9780684836690

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Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom, co-authors of "America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible" This brilliant, sparkling, effervescent book, brimming with life, is a joy to read. Blending personal history and social science evidence, McWhorter courageously confronts the problem of black academic underachievement -- the most important source of ongoing racial inequality today. "Losing the Race" is a stunning achievement that should not be ignored by anyone interested in solutions to the country's oldest and still greatest dilemma.
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