- The case for new reparations to African-Americans is weak, says John McWhorter
- Ta-Nehisi Coates is making a mistake blaming Bernie Sanders for opposing the idea, McWhorter says
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy and music history at Columbia University and is the author of "The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)This week's big news on race is that Ta-Nehisi Coates has called out Sen. Bernie Sanders for failing to adequately oppose white supremacy.