John McWhorter

John McWhorter is a professor of linguistics, American Studies, and music history at Columbia University. He is author of over 20 books on language, linguistics, and race issues, including Losing the Race; Doing Our Own Thing; The Power of Babel; Words on the Move; and Talking Back, Talking Black. He is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and hosts Slate’s language podcast, Lexicon Valley. Mr. McWhorter earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree from New York University, and a doctorate from Stanford University.