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John McWhorter's book on the problems that plague African-American is right on the money and one of the most courageous and honest analyses I have ever seen. Read morePublished on October 2, 2012 by Battleship
I want so badly for this book to be good...But it was one of the most un-conversational books I've ever read. Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by biketowork
Publisher's Weekly got it right when it said this book is long-winded. I enjoyed reading a different viewpoint of Black empowerment despite the past, but McWhorter thoughts are... Read morePublished on March 29, 2010 by Clay Cosner
I missed the release of this book. While browsing in Barnes and Nobles in New York I accidentally found it and could not put it down. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by D. Butler
There was almost too much in this book for me to soak up. Part of me wonders whether I should have read the author's "Losing the Race" first. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by ironman96
A year later - 2007 - am just finishing up reading this reader-friendly, excellently researched and provocative piece. I want to thank Mr. Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by R. Williams
This book is well researched and has a lot of information but is a long read. I feel it could be more readable (less academic) to appeal to a larger audiencePublished on January 11, 2007 by Darrell Mcdowell
I saw John McWhorter on a PBS news show and was taken back by the way he explained the issues of Black Culture based on his book and that prompted me to buy the book. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Mr. James L. Baker Jr.
McWhorter showed me a new brilliant light on a topic to which I had dedicated a great deal of energy, and I thought, already seen quite a lot more than meets the eyes of most. Read morePublished on September 13, 2006 by Michael L. Schwab