This month’s 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is another excuse, as if we’ve ever needed one, to talk about race in America.


This nation has been talking about race since its very inception. The conversation has changed in countless ways over the years. It’s dramatically changed even during my lifetime, which is now in its eighth decade. But it never ends.


The other day, I ran across an especially provocative contribution from John McWhorter to this ongoing conversation about race. It’s not necessarily what you might expect a liberal such as I to recommend. Nor am ...

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This month’s 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is another excuse, as if we’ve ever needed one, to talk about race in America.

This nation has been talking about race since its very inception. The conversation has changed in countless ways over the years. It’s dramatically changed even during my lifetime, which is now in its eighth decade. But it never ends.

The other day, I ran across an especially provocative contribution from John McWhorter to this ongoing conversation about race. It’s not necessarily what you might expect a liberal such as I to recommend. Nor am ...

Read more