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John McWhorter

John H. McWhorter teaches Linguistics, American studies, and Music History at Columbia University. He is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and host of the language podcast Lexicon Valley . His writing has been published in The New York Times , The New Yorker , The Wall Street Journal , Time , Daily Beast , New Republic , The Root , and many other venues. McWhorter is the author of over twenty books, including Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter--Then, Now and Forever , The Power of...See more