John McWhorter

John McWhorter is a contributing editor at The RootHe is an associate professor at Columbia University and the author of several books, including Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America and Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English.

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Sept. 12 2013 1:23 PM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's description of New York City Democratic mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio's campaign as racist because it drew attention to his interracial family underscores Bloomberg's "tragically tin ear" on race relations, John McWhorter writes at Time magazine.  
Sept. 1 2013 5:57 PM
In a piece at Time, John McWhorter argues that speculation about Cory Booker's sexuality is all wrong. It would be greatly advantageous to the New Jersey Democratic Senate candidate to be an openly gay politician, he writes.
Aug. 16 2013 11:27 AM
Mayor Cory Booker, New Jersey's freshly minted Democratic Senate candidate, is not in line to become the new black leader, John McWhorter writes at Time. His interests are too disparate and tied to the status quo.
Jan. 28 2013 12:53 AM
Daily News columnist John McWhorter says that when President Obama mentioned Stonewall during his inaugural address, he underscored the importance for African Americans to continue fighting for equality for all, including gays. 
Dec. 4 2012 12:35 AM
Daily News contributor John McWhorter defends his view, against critics both black and white alike, that things are getting better.