In 'Woke Racism,' John McWhorter takes aim at anti-racist ideologies

Midday

Nov 3

50 min 5 sec

Today, a conversation with John McWhorter, one of America’s foremost Black public intellectuals. He’s a linguist and historian who teaches at Columbia University and writes a column and newsletter for the New York Times.

He hosts a podcast about language called Lexicon Valley, and is the author of more than 20 books. In his latest, he writes: “America’s sense of what it is to be intellectual, moral or artistic, what it is to educate a child, what it is to foster justice, what it is to express oneself properly, and what it is to be a nation is being re-founded upon a religion.”

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