Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Jul 2002, 14:53 p.m.

John McWhorter has mentioned in interviews and in lectures that…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

John McWhorter has mentioned in interviews and in lectures that his next book will be about some aspect of black culture in America. One time he mentioned a title -- The New Double Consciousness. Just now when I searched the Cody's site for his name, up popped a mention of a forthcoming book -- Authentically Black -- to be published in 2003. It may be old hat, as I've already read a lot of McWhorter rants on authenticity, but I'm sure it'll be entertaining. I'll post more news as I happen upon it.