Essays for the Black Silent Majority
by John McWhorter
Gotham Books, 1-592-40001-9, $25.00
In his New York Times bestseller, Losing the Race, John McWhorter, a Berkeley linguistics professor, tried to make sense of why so many African-Americans continue to define themselves by race and examined what he calls the could of Victimology, Separatism, and Anti-Intellectualism he has witnessed on America's college campuses. In Authentically Black, McWhorton broadens his lens in this penetrating and profound collection of essays that continue his exploration of what it means to be black in America today.