- McWhorter: Giuliani fundamentally misunderstands Black Lives Matter and what it's about
- Studies about race and policing provide context but we still need more information, he 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)Rudolph Giuliani's claim that Black Lives Matter is responsible for tragedies like Micah Johnson's murder of five Dallas policemen last week is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what the Black Lives Matter movement is and represents.