John McWhorter

Speaker Bio

John McWhorter

John McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy, music history and American Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of twenty books including ones on language such as Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue and the upcoming Words on the Move, and books on race such as Losing the Race and Authentically Black. He writes regularly for Time, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic and has released four Great Courses on language. Now and then he also plays piano for and produces a group cabaret show in Greenwich Village.

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