Wednesday, 14, 2018
“The message of anti-racism has become as harmful a force in American life as racism itself.”
For the affirmative:
John McWhorter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, teaching linguistics, Western Civilization and music history (in the Core Curriculum program) and American Studies. He is a regular columnist for Time and CNN, writes for the Wall Street Journal “Taste” page, and writes a regular column on language for the Atlantic. He has also been Contributing Editor for The New Republic, The Root.com and City Journal and a regular columnist at The New York Sun, The New York Daily News and The Daily Beast.
For the negative:
Nikhil Pal Singh is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University, and founding Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program. A historian of the civil rights movement, foreign policy and national security in the 20th-century United States, his most recent book is Race and America’s Long War (University of California Press, 2017). He is also the author of the award-winning, Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy (Harvard University Press, 2004). Singh’s writing and historian interviews have appeared in a number of popular venues, including New York Magazine, N+1, TIME, The New Republic, The Intercept, Open Source, and Code Switch.