Talks
Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
John McWhorter
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 6:30–7:30 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

From classrooms to the halls of Congress to the forums of social media, the nation is reckoning with its complicated and often difficult racial history. Are the national conversations we are having productive? How do these discussions impact Black communities and the wider American social fabric? New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed linguist John McWhorter explores the contemporary debates surrounding racism and antiracism, white privilege, cancel culture, and “wokeism.”

John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, and music history at Columbia University. His most recent book is Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West,
New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

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Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested COVID-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

LIVESTREAMING

Unable to attend in person? Join us via livestream!
Livestream Access: $30 (Members $20)

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All sales are final; refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, livestreaming tickets will be available via online purchase up until the program start time.

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