PrestoPundit

TWO SMART PEOPLE DISCUSS

Posted by PrestoPundit on 03/21/2008

Barack Obama and the Wright speech — bloggingheads TV features John McWhorter
&
Glenn Loury
.
  A lot to chew on, much more than in Obama’s speech.  Glenn Loury is from South Chicago, and his discussion is particularly interesting.  For his own part, McWhorter seems unable to imagine that anyone could disagree with his perspective on the Obama speech without coming from a place of deep ignorance and stupidity.  It’s an embarrassing position to hold, but there it is.  McWhorter’s discussion drips with condescension.  But don’t let that throw you.  There’s all sorts of fascinating stuff besides McWhorter’s claims that everyone besides himself is unable to think.

And just for the record I think Loury and McWhorter are both deeply wrong about the what attracts many whites to Obama.  But decide for yourself.

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