John McWhorter, What is Wrong With You?
Hey kids, remember John McWhorter, the shufflingest shuffler that ever shuffled? He’s still shuffling.
blac(k)ademic caught him on CNN last month and… it wasn’t pretty:
i turned on my television yesterday and came across your two hour talk on cnn, where you were promoting your new book, “winning the race.” i never watch cnn, but i have read a few of your articles lambasting black america, so i was intrigued to see how much hate you could possibly spew in your two hour allotment. i was especially curious to see if your audience would challenge your theories. what i saw upset me so much, that i had nightmares. i was absolutely in shock to see such a brilliant black man, on national television, claim that the black condition is a produt of our own victimology and pathology. you said that we have an “attitudinal problem,” that our demographic doesn’t seem to get that racism is over, and that we keep having kids because we don’t have jobs, so what else is there to do but fuck? you and bill cosby will make such good friends.
The whole post is brilliant and I encourage you to go read.