Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

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New York Instances bestselling writer and acclaimed linguist John McWhorter argues that an intolerant neoracism, disguised as antiracism, is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social cloth.

People of excellent will on each the left and the correct are secretly asking themselves the identical query: how has the dialog on race in America gone so loopy? We’re informed to learn books and hearken to music by individuals of coloration however that sporting sure garments is “appropriation.” We hear that being white robotically offers you privilege and that being Black makes you a sufferer. We wish to converse up however worry we’ll be seen as unwoke, or worse, labeled a racist. In keeping with John McWhorter, the issue is {that a} well-meaning however pernicious type of antiracism has develop into, not a progressive ideology, however a faith—and one which’s illogical, unreachable, and unintentionally neoracist.

In Woke Racism, McWhorter reveals the workings of this new faith, from the unique sin of “white privilege” and the weaponization of cancel tradition to ban heretics, to the evangelical fervor of the “woke mob.” He reveals how this faith that claims to “dismantle racist buildings” is definitely harming his fellow Black People by infantilizing Black individuals, setting Black college students up for failure, and passing insurance policies that disproportionately harm Black communities. The brand new faith is perhaps known as “antiracism,” however it incorporates a racial essentialism that’s barely distinguishable from racist arguments of the previous.

Luckily for Black America, and for all of us, it’s not too late to push again in opposition to woke racism. McWhorter shares scripts and encouragement with these attempting to deprogram family and friends. And most significantly, he provides a roadmap to justice that really will assist, not damage, Black America.

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