McWorther is an Academic who writes about African Americans, and he is controversial among black academics.
I think he raises very interesting questions and the book is well-worth reading, but then I often like books which present topics from an unusual angle.
From my very limited experience, having lived just on year in the US, I found some of the questions McWorther raised echoed some of the thoughts I had had when living among Americans.
I've also found some of the ideas in this book useful to analyze race relations in France.
When I read reviews about books McWhorther had written later, I wondered whether the author was not overplaying the "provocation" card, but in my view, he does not do that in "Winning the Race"....Continua