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.
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