John H. McWhorter, contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, writes and comments extensively on race, ethnicity and cultural issues for the Manhattan Institute.
He was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Non-Fiction and has appeared numerous national TV and radio shows, such as Meet the Press, John McLaughlin’s One on One, The O’Reilly Factor, and NPR’s Fresh Air. McWhorter is also a well-known and widely published linguistics scholar. McWhorter’s work on race and cultural issues has appeared in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The National Review, City Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and New York Magazine.
In addition, McWhorter is a noted linguist and author on dialects and Black English, Creole languages, and how the world’s languages arise, change, and mix.
John McWhorter earned his PhD in linguistics from Stanford University in 1993 and became Associate Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley after teaching at Cornell University.