Antiracism as Religion
About the Speaker
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American Studies, and music history at Columbia University, hosts the language podcast Lexicon Valley, and writes a twice-weekly newsletter for the New York Times. His books include ones on language such as Words on the Move, The Language Hoax, The Power of Babel and Nine Nasty Words and ones on race such as Losing the Race and Woke Racism. He has also created several audiovisual sets on language for the Great Courses series.
Cited Works (In order of reference)
- McWhorter, John H. 2021. Woke Racism : How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
- Coates, Ta-Nehisi. 2015. Between the World and Me. First edition. New York: Spiegel & Grau.
- DiAngelo, Robin. 2018. White Fragility : Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press
- Kendi, Ibram X. 2019. How to Be an Antiracist. First Edition. New York: One World.
- Robinson, Randall. 2000. The Debt : What America Owes to Blacks. New York: Dutton.
- McWhorter, John H. 2021. Nine Nasty W*rds : English in the Gutter : Then, Now, and Forever. New York: Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
- McWhorter, John. “Racist Police Violence Reconsidered.” Quillette, Quillette, 30 Sept. 2021, https://quillette.com/2020/06/11/racist-police-violence-reconsidered/.