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Current Affairs
Has "Wokeness" Become a "Religion"?

Current Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 39:32


In this contentious conversation, Nathan speaks to Prof. John McWhorter about his book Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. Prof. McWhorter is a linguist at Columbia University, regular New York Times contributor, and host of the Lexicon Valley podcast. His book argues that anti-racist social justice ideology is properly described as a "religion" and that its practitioners are beyond reasoning with. It's a thesis Nathan takes serious issue with and the conversation illuminates deep points of disagreement on questions like:- Whether something having "religious" qualities makes it irrational- Whether the people Prof. McWhorter describes are really "beyond reason" - Whether Prof. McWhorter's characterization of several incidents of excesses by "woke religion" are presented fairly and accurately - If the California Education Department's new mathematics teaching framework really does, as Prof. McWhorter argues, constitute an abandonment of standards of rigor - Whether it's right to say that certain questions are "off limits" - Whether Eminem disproves the idea that there is a prohibition on white people participating in Black culture - Whether Prof. McWhorter has tried hard enough to engage empathetically with those he disagrees with The conversation is brief, as Prof. McWhorter had a limited amount of time available, but touches on many of Prof. McWhorter's most provocative theses. 

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
John McWhorter on 'Woke Racism'

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 57:50


Larry is joined by John McWhorter to discuss his book 'Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America' and the factors that are affecting racial discourse within the current cultural and political climate. They touch on many of the issues and obstacles holding back the modern anti-racism movement, including religion (9:16), victimhood (24:34) and white supremacy (22:15). Larry and John then dissect the definition of "whiteness" (27:20), share their views on critical race theory (35:53), talk about the future of the woke movement (49:04) and much more. Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: John McWhorter Producer: Kaya McMullen Production Assistant: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Glenn Show: Are There More Capitol Riots to Come? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022


The significance of Sidney Poitier's Caribbean origins  … Revisiting the Lani Guinier controversy  … How Guinier's views eventually triumphed … Where are the “heterodox” black women?  … Glenn: I'm worried about the stability of our electoral process … Are we on the precipice of violent political conflict? … An update on John's prodigious output …

Bloggingheads.tv
Are There More Capitol Riots to Come? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:00


The significance of Sidney Poitier's Caribbean origins  ... Revisiting the Lani Guinier controversy  ... How Guinier's views eventually triumphed ... Where are the “heterodox” black women?  ... Glenn: I'm worried about the stability of our electoral process ... Are we on the precipice of violent political conflict? ... An update on John's prodigious output ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
Are There More Capitol Riots to Come? (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 60:00


The significance of Sidney Poitier's Caribbean origins  ... Revisiting the Lani Guinier controversy  ... How Guinier's views eventually triumphed ... Where are the “heterodox” black women?  ... Glenn: I'm worried about the stability of our electoral process ... Are we on the precipice of violent political conflict? ... An update on John's prodigious output ...

Rebel Wisdom
John McWhorter, 'Woke Racism' Q&A

Rebel Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 56:44


John McWhorter is one of America's most incisive, outspoken heterodox commentators on race. His latest book, 'Woke Racism', is a full frontal attack on what he considers to be a new hidden racism, coming from the left. In Woke Racism, McWhorter outlines the workings of what he believes is a new religion, from the original sin of “white privilege” and the weaponization of cancel culture to ban heretics, to the evangelical fervor of the “woke mob.” He shows how this religion that claims to “dismantle racist structures” is actually harming his fellow Black Americans by infantilizing Black people, setting Black students up for failure, and passing policies that disproportionately damage Black communities. The new religion might be called “antiracism,” but it features a racial essentialism that's barely distinguishable from racist arguments of the past. This was a conversation in Rebel Wisdom's Digital Campfire, to join conversations like this, sign up as a Rebel Wisdom member: https://www.patreon.com/rebelwisdom

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Conversations With Bill Kristol: John McWhorter on Woke Politics, Race, and Education

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022


A professor of linguistics at Columbia University and author of the recent book Woke Racism, John McWhorter has been an outspoken critic of woke politics. The appeal to wokeness, he argues, presents a simplistic view of race and attempts to discredit any contrary points of view about ideas and policies. According to McWhorter, the woke […]

Conversations with Bill Kristol
John McWhorter on Woke Politics, Race, and Education

Conversations with Bill Kristol

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 71:19


A professor of linguistics at Columbia University and author of the recent book Woke Racism, John McWhorter has been an outspoken critic of woke politics. The appeal to wokeness, he argues, presents a simplistic view of race and attempts to discredit any contrary points of view about ideas and policies. According to McWhorter, the woke end up having disproportionate power simply because of what social media allows them to do to people. He argues that we should stand up to them—and focus on developing policies that can help people rather than shutting down debate.

Conversations with Bill Kristol
John McWhorter on Woke Politics, Race, and Education

Conversations with Bill Kristol

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 71:19


A professor of linguistics at Columbia University and author of the recent book Woke Racism, John McWhorter has been an outspoken critic of woke politics. The appeal to wokeness, he argues, presents a simplistic view of race and attempts to discredit any contrary points of view about ideas and policies. According to McWhorter, the woke end up having disproportionate power simply because of what social media allows them to do to people. He argues that we should stand up to them—and focus on developing policies that can help people rather than shutting down debate.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Glenn Show: The Best of “The Black Guys” 2021 (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021


A special “thank you” from Glenn … Race and classics … Maintaining domestic tranquility in the face of political differences … The “badass motherfucker” problem … An “aria” on free will and community … Responding to “Simone” … Glenn: “I was wrong” about Trump … Reflections on Obama’s legacy … Finding hope amidst wokeness …

Bloggingheads.tv
The Best of "The Black Guys" 2021 (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 60:00


A special "thank you" from Glenn ... Race and classics ... Maintaining domestic tranquility in the face of political differences ... The "badass motherfucker" problem ... An "aria" on free will and community ... Responding to "Simone" ... Glenn: "I was wrong" about Trump ... Reflections on Obama's legacy ... Finding hope amidst wokeness ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
The Best of "The Black Guys" 2021 (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 60:00


A special "thank you" from Glenn ... Race and classics ... Maintaining domestic tranquility in the face of political differences ... The "badass motherfucker" problem ... An "aria" on free will and community ... Responding to "Simone" ... Glenn: "I was wrong" about Trump ... Reflections on Obama's legacy ... Finding hope amidst wokeness ...

The Brian Lehrer Show
Holiday Best: Hunger Strikes; Forbidden Words; Kerner Report; Your 28th Amendment; Electric Jazz

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 108:23


Enjoy catching up with these recent conversations: Hunger strikes are in the news, from youth climate activists to cab drivers in New York City.  Sharman Apt Russell, author of several books including Hunger: An Unnatural History (Basic Books, 2006) and Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place to End It (Deckle Edge, 2021),  discusses the history of hunger strikes and explains how they work. John McWhorter, Columbia University linguistics professor, host of the Lexicon Valley podcast and the author of Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever (Avery, 2021), talks about his book on profanity, where swear words come from and why they hold so much power. Jelani Cobb, New Yorker writer and professor of journalism at Columbia University and the editor of The Essential Kerner Commission Report (Liveright, 2021), talks about his new edition of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report and why he finds it still essential reading. Alex Strada and Tali Keren, artist-in-residence for Queens Museum's Year of Uncertainty, talk about their new multi-media participatory artwork called "Proposal for a 28th Amendment? Is it Possible to Amend an Unequal System?". They are joined by legal scholar Julia Hernandez, associate professor of Law at the CUNY School of Law. As part of our Iconic at 50 series, Marcus Miller, musician, composer and record producer, talks about Miles Davis' classic album Bitches Brew, which was released in 1970 but won a Grammy in 1971, plus more from that year in music, including the birth of jazz-rock fusion, including groups like Weather Report and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. These interviews were lightly edited for timing and rebroadcast; the original web versions are available here: How Do Hunger Strikes Work? (Nov. 15, 2021) What You Can't Say on the Radio (May 13, 2021) Jelani Cobb on The Kerner Commission Report (Aug. 17, 2021) Your 28th Amendment? (Dec. 8, 2021) Iconic at 50: Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew' (Aug. 12, 2021)

Rebel Wisdom
A Christmas Gift from Rebel Wisdom, the Sensemaking Companion

Rebel Wisdom

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 1:36


Happy Christmas! The Sensemaking Companion introduction film is listed on our new home on Substack: https://rebelwisdom.substack.com/p/our-christmas-gift-to-you-the-sensemaking Register your email address to be sent the full version when it's live. We're now hosting all our exclusive member content there, and there's a library of around 100 films - including our brilliant recent conversation with John McWhorter - and also talks with people like Iain McGilchrist, John Vervaeke, Ayishat Akanbi, Nora Bateson, Jamie Wheal - all the sessions from our festivals, unseen behind the scenes material with Jordan Peterson and more. If you are already a member - we've registered you already and given you access, so don't worry. If you'd like to join us however - come and check it out.

KERA's Think
Best of Think: Use your words

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 46:09


Language helps us to connect with one another – and, yet, so often it seems our words fail us. This hour we'll talk with linguist John McWhorter about how we use profanity – and which words some of us should never use. We'll talk with Anna Sale of the “Death, Sex and Money” podcast about strategies for having difficult conversations. And psychologist Katherine Kinzler explains how the actual sound of our voices affects how people hear what we've got to say.

Savage Minds Podcast
John McWhorter

Savage Minds Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 63:08


John McWhorter, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University discusses his latest book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America (2021). Examining how “anti-racism” has become a religion in all but name that treats black Americans as simpletons despite being billed as “anti-racist,” McWhorter states that “what started out as a socio-political orientation has become a foundation of people’s identity…and something of an obsession,” pointing out that this religion demands that the masses suspend logic while it also pushes a narrative of moral purity. McWhorter notes that this religion commands the subject to pretend that nothing has changed all that much for black Americans, something McWhorter deems “anti-empirical” noting that today “it’s racially progressive to pretend that no real progress ever happens” which is anathema to reality. Get full access to Savage Minds at savageminds.substack.com/subscribe

MadLove - a just mediaworks production⚜️
2022 is gonna be something + God is on our side

MadLove - a just mediaworks production⚜️

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 16:49


Check out Woke Racism by John McWhorter • get ready for 2022 because it's poised to be a banger

Uncolonized
S09E03: Who is the Manhattan institute, and why are they on my TV?

Uncolonized

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 44:47


This week Gavin & Daniel caught an interview with anti-anti racism linguistic professor John Mcwhorter. Mcwhorter believes anti-racism is a religion, and "wokeness" has gone too far. Gavin & Daniel wondered why this center-right talking point has always been accommodated on mainstream media, which took them down the rabbit hole that is the Manhattan Institute.

Yang Speaks
John McWhorter on Woke Racism

Yang Speaks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 69:40


Columbia linguistics professor John McWhorter argues that a new religion disguised as antiracism is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social fabric. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bvikt3Ynsss Woke Racism - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/696856/woke-racism-by-john-mcwhorter John McWhorter - https://twitter.com/JohnHMcWhorter Andrew Yang - https://twitter.com/AndrewYang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Glenn Show: Unsettling the “Settled Questions” (Glenn Loury and John McWhorter)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021


This regular TGS guest was recently a clue on Jeopardy … Is race-conscious math education as radical as it sounds? … Why diversity, when done right, can be an asset … John on The View, Glenn on Bill Maher … The strange case of Jussie Smollett … Does the American “white-Black” binary make sense anymore? […]

Bloggingheads.tv
Unsettling the "Settled Questions" (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 60:00


This regular TGS guest was recently a clue on Jeopardy ... Is race-conscious math education as radical as it sounds? ... Why diversity, when done right, can be an asset ... John on The View, Glenn on Bill Maher ... The strange case of Jussie Smollett ... Does the American “white-Black” binary make sense anymore? ... If America is irredeemably racist, why do so many non-white people immigrate here? ... What's the matter with “culture”? ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
Unsettling the "Settled Questions" (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 60:00


This regular TGS guest was recently a clue on Jeopardy ... Is race-conscious math education as radical as it sounds? ... Why diversity, when done right, can be an asset ... John on The View, Glenn on Bill Maher ... The strange case of Jussie Smollett ... Does the American “white-Black” binary make sense anymore? ... If America is irredeemably racist, why do so many non-white people immigrate here? ... What's the matter with “culture”? ...

TRIGGERnometry
Is "Anti-Racism" Helping Black People? - John McWhorter

TRIGGERnometry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 49:54


John McWhorter is associate professor of linguistics at Columbia University and the author of several books including his latest title Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America Join our exclusive TRIGGERnometry community on Locals! https://triggernometry.locals.com/OR Support TRIGGERnometry Here:https://www.subscribestar.com/triggernometryhttps://www.patreon.com/triggerpodBitcoin: bc1qm6vvhduc6s3rvy8u76sllmrfpynfv94qw8p8d5Buy Merch Here:https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/shop/​​​Advertise on TRIGGERnometry:marketing@triggerpod.co.ukJoin the Mailing List:https://www.triggerpod.co.uk/sign-up/​​​Find TRIGGERnometry on Social Media: https://twitter.com/triggerpod​​​https://www.facebook.com/triggerpod​​​https://www.instagram.com/triggerpod​​​About TRIGGERnometry: Stand-up comedians Konstantin Kisin (@konstantinkisin) and Francis Foster (@francisjfoster) make sense of politics, economics, free speech, AI, drug policy and WW3 with the help of presidential advisors, renowned economists, award-winning journalists, controversial writers, leading scientists and notorious comedians.

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts
Are We All Racists Now?

WhoWhatWhy's Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 22:42


Columbia University professor John McWhorter looks at how some ideas about race have taken on the qualities of religion and have been weaponized against those who disagree. Read More: https://whowhatwhy.org/podcast/are-we-all-racists-now

The PEN Pod
The Perils of Self-Censorship; Plus, Tough Questions on Fighting Book Bans and What Democracy Really Means

The PEN Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 107:02


On this week's episode of The PEN Pod, we bring you a conversation about self-censorship among PEN America's own Ayad Akhtar, Suzanne Nossel, and Jennifer Finney Boylan, alongside Wajahat Ali, John McWhorter, and Carmen Maria Machado. Then, Suzanne wades through the tough questions of free speech from the past week, including what it means to be a democracy in 2021 and how best to fight back against book bans, --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/penamerica/support

PBS NewsHour - Segments
'Woke Racism' tackles anti-racism, performative action and its effect on Black Americans

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 7:29


Jeffrey Brown visits Columbia University to talk to professor and author John McWhorter, whose new book, "Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America," pushes back on ideas that have gained popularity in recent years amid the ongoing national debate over race and racism. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
Talking with John McWhorter about the Racist ‘Woke’ Religion

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 38:26


“Woke” anti-racism is ascendant in our culture. But contrary to the claims of its advocates, it encourages, rather than combats, racism. And it actively harms, rather than helps, the people it claims to care about. What animates it is not a commitment to facts and evidence, but a zealot's mentality: it is a new religion. John McWhorter makes these provocative claims in his trenchant new book Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. In this episode of the New Ideal podcast, Onkar Ghate and I talk with McWhorter about his analysis of the “woke” phenomenon. Topics we talk about include: How the debate over race issues has changed since the early 2000s;Key similarities between religion and the “woke” phenomenon;What explains the religious fervor over racial issues since the Civil Rights era;Why not all black Americans have the sense of having overcome oppression;Whether defeatism about race is a consensus among black Americans;Why the leaders of the “woke” religion are uninterested in solving real problems;How today's “anti-racists” oversimplify the influence of historical racism;McWhorter's proposed solution to the problems of racism;How the appeal of the “woke” religion relies more on “show business” than science;The wisdom of discarding the problematic concept of biological “race.” I've learned a lot from reading McWhorter over the years, and I enjoyed the conversation. If you're curious about his book, I wrote about it in New Ideal recently, and it is well worth reading. Let me also recommend a separate podcast that Onkar and I did on the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Racism, ‘Color Blindness,' and Tribalism,” a discussion informed by Ayn Rand's philosophic analysis of racism. In her essay “Racism,” which you can read online, she called it “the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.” The McWhorter interview was recorded on December 1, 2021. Watch or listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here https://youtu.be/NBmk_90W5gA Podcast audio:

Fearless with Jason Whitlock
Ep 106 | Belichick's Greatest Moment? Patriots Edge the Bills | John McWhorter Talks 'Woke Racism'

Fearless with Jason Whitlock

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 120:51


With his grueling smash-mouth victory over the Buffalo Bills, Patriots coach Bill Belichick may have had one of his most brilliant games ever. How did his humble attitude toward life put him in a position to be the greatest coach of all time? “Fearless” regulars Steve Kim and T.J. Moe break out their favorite Belichick moments to help bolster the point. “Woke Racism” author John McWhorter gives an in-depth analysis of race relations in America. What common ground do old-school liberals have with conservatives? “Fearless” columnist Delano Squires explains how the Left has revamped Saul Alinsky's tactics to use race and sexual orientation as weapons. Plus, Uncle Jimmy explains why Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is a sore loser. ​​Today's Sponsor: Enemies Within The Church will expose those who are selling the Church to postmodernism. Go to https://EnemiesWithinTheChurch.com and purchase the Pay-Per-View or buy the DVD! Dry Shirt Guarantee with Sweat Block! Check it out today for 20% off at https://SweatBlock.com and use the promo code FEARLESS! Save 20% on “Fearless” swag! Use Promo Code Fearless20 at: https://shop.blazemedia.com/fearless to make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Good Fight
John McWhorter on Why Woke Ideas Harm Minority Communities

The Good Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 66:01


John McWhorter is an author, a member of the Persuasion Board of Advisors, a Columbia University linguist, and a columnist for The New York Times. His latest book, Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, argues that we must understand wokeness, quite literally, as a religion. In this week's conversation, John McWhorter and Yascha Mounk discuss the nature of today's social progressivism, whether it constitutes a religion, and how we can actually help to reduce racial disparities in the United States. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: podcast@persuasion.community  Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John T. Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KERA's Think
Think Again: Revisiting why we love to curse so #&%@$!+ much

KERA's Think

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 31:02


John McWhorter is a linguist who spends his time thinking about words, what they mean, why we use them and how they've evolved — and that includes profanity. He joins Think to talk about his most recent book, “Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever.” Just a warning: there's uncensored profanity in this language, so it might not be appropriate for younger listeners.

Conversations With Coleman
Woke Racism with John McWhorter [S2 Ep.40]

Conversations With Coleman

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 58:28


My guest today needs no introduction. Joining me in today's episode is John McWhorter.  John has a new book called "Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America". This is an excellent book and I highly recommend you to read it. In this episode, we talk about what "wokeness" is, as John defines it, and whether the woke can be persuaded. We also talk about the progress America has made on race, the extent to which actual racism is still a problem, Robin DiAngelo and White Fragility. Finally, we go on to talk about what a real programme of uplift would look like for Black America. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Glenn Show: Anger, Shame, Sadness, and Race in America (Glenn Loury and John McWhorter)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021


Are Glenn and John wasting their time by talking about race? … How Glenn and John's families shaped their attitudes toward race … Looking back on past radicalism … Glenn: Is my anger necessary? … Can “Omar” change his ways? …

Bloggingheads.tv
Anger, Shame, Sadness, and Race in America (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 60:00


Are Glenn and John wasting their time by talking about race? ... How Glenn and John's families shaped their attitudes toward race ... Looking back on past radicalism ... Glenn: Is my anger necessary? ... Can “Omar” change his ways? ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
Anger, Shame, Sadness, and Race in America (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 60:00


Are Glenn and John wasting their time by talking about race? ... How Glenn and John's families shaped their attitudes toward race ... Looking back on past radicalism ... Glenn: Is my anger necessary? ... Can “Omar” change his ways? ...

On Point
Linguist John McWhorter's reflections on how to reverse the harm of 'woke racism'

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 47:20


When linguist John McWhorter hears activists and academics condemn "whiteness" or talk about "centering" people of color, he doesn't hear effective anti-racism. "The issue is what do you do about it? And frankly, it's not this."

The Realignment
181 | Kyle Strickland: 20th Century Racial Liberalism's Reached a Dead End. What's Next?

The Realignment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 62:04


Kyle Strickland, Deputy Director, Race and Democracy at the Roosevelt Institute joins The Realignment to build upon last week's episode with John McWhorter. Kyle is the co-author of a new report: A New Paradigm for Justice and Democracy: Moving Beyond the Twin Failures of Neoliberalism and Racial Liberalism. In this episode, he discusses the past, present, and future of the civil rights movement, the tie between race and class, and how 20th-century paradigms no longer provide the framework for governing the United States. Kyle Strickland and Felicia Wong's paper on race and neoliberalism: https://rooseveltinstitute.org/publications/new-paradigm-for-justice-and-democracy-moving-beyond-the-twin-failures-of-neoliberalism-and-racial-liberalism/ Visit The Realignment's Bookshop to support the show: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop

The View
Tuesday, Nov. 30: John McWhorter, Uzo Aduba

The View

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 40:30


Author of “Woke Racism” John McWhorter shares his theories on why anti-racism is doing more harm to the country than good. Then, actress Uzo Aduba discusses what drew her to the role she plays in “Clyde's” on Broadway, her new film “National Champions,” and the co-hosts help her embrace the holiday season. In Hot Topics, Jane Coaston guest co-hosts. The panel reacts to the New York AG's report showing the role Chris Cuomo played in his brother former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's defense, and more.

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter, Omicron's Impact, and Friend of Pivot, John McWhorter

Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 77:05


Kara and Scott discuss the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, Jack Dorsey's Twitter exit, and Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri's upcoming congressional testimony. Also, a bidding war for an original U.S. Constitution, and the pressure on ride-sharing giant Didi to delist from the NY Stock Exchange. Plus, Friend of Pivot, and author of the book “Woke Racism,” John McWhorter. You can find John on Twitter at @JohnHMcWhorter. Send us your Listener Mail questions, via Yappa, at nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Ben Domenech Podcast
John McWhorter & How A New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

The Ben Domenech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 62:59


This week, Ben sits down with linguist, professor, and author John McWhorter to discuss both of his new books, Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever and Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. John shares why he decided to examine profanity from every angle: historical, sociological, political, and linguistic. Later, he argues that even as a black liberal, he thinks that the left has taken the idea of 'anti-racist' too far. Follow Ben on Twitter: @bdomenech

The Brian Kilmeade Show Free Podcast
Best of Brian Kilmeade: Mike Rowe, Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott

The Brian Kilmeade Show Free Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 109:12


[00:02:10] John McWhorter [00:26:09] Reed Gregory [00:39:47] Mike Rowe [01:12:59] Sen. Lindsey Graham & Sen. Tim Scott

The Realignment
178 | John McWhorter on Race in America: Third Wave Anti-Racism, Lessons from BLM and Summer 2020, and the Case Against “Woke” Racism

The Realignment

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 50:19


John McWhorter, Columbia University professor, New York Times columnist, and author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America, joins the Realignment to discuss the state of civil rights discourse in America and how the country can move past our post-Summer 2020 stalemate. Subscribe to The Realignment's Substack Newsletter: https://therealignment.substack.com/ Visit The Realignment's Bookshop to support the show and purchase Tim Marshall's books: https://bookshop.org/lists/the-realignment-bookshop Listen to our bonus segment and learn more about Lincoln Network's FACET Fellowship here: https://www.hackpolicy.org/facet Applications for Lincoln Network's FACET Fellowship close on November 30, 2021.

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
447: John McWhorter - Building A Diverse Team, Supporting The Black Community, & What Is Woke Racism?

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 60:44


Text LEARNERS to 44222 for more... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12    https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 John McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy, and music history at Columbia University, and writes for various publications on language issues and race issues such as Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Beast, CNN, and the Atlantic. He's also the author of many books including his most recent New York Times bestseller, Woke Racism - How A New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. Notes: How to change someone's mind? "I try to understand where other people are coming from. I am not surprised by anyone. I think you need to listen to it from their point of view and not assume that anyone is crazy or evil." John recommends pragmatic action against racism involving only three programs: an end to the war on drugs, teaching reading by phonics to children lacking literate households and, promoting the idea that not everyone needs a college education to succeed. “I don't think of myself as brave. What I really am is a failed lawyer. My issue is if things don't make sense to me, I just want to try to make sense of it and I want people to understand what I mean.” John believes that affirmative action should be based on class, not on race. What to do if your leadership team is not well represented by people of another race? From John: "Don't hire a token black person. Don't hire someone just because they are black. They need to be qualified for the role." Expansion from Dr. King's statement about judging someone for the content of their character rather than the color of their skin... "I agree with that, but I think you also have to look at class, and if they come from a poor upbringing." John criticized the 2018 book White Fragility following its resurgence in sales during the George Floyd protests beginning in May 2020, arguing that it "openly infantilized Black people" and "simply dehumanized us," and "does not see fit to address why all of this agonizing soul-searching (for residual racism by white people) is necessary to forging change in society." He said, "it's a true horror of a book. The worst book I've read since I was 16." Qualities John looks for in a friend: A wry sense of humor You have to "see beyond level 1" and be smart to have this "They don't have to have the MSNBC take on race" "I want coherence." From Woke Racism: "The people wielding this ideology and watching its influence spread ever more are under the genuine impression that they are forging progress, that reason and morality are in flower. However, society is changing not because of a burgeoning degree of consensus in moral sophistication. What is happening is much cruder. Society is changing not out of consensus, but out of fear." Life advice: Don't get a degree in law unless you want to practice law To the extent you can, follow your passion "Follow your own gut. Go with your own mind. You'll have a much richer adulthood doing this." Linguistics: the scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, and semantics.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Glenn Show: Systemic Racism's Greatest Hits (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


John takes a step back from podcasting … Confronting the critique of systemic racism … The persistence of victimhood … Accounting for the racial wealth gap … Glenn: When it comes to incarceration, we have to take systemic racism seriously … Can analyses of historical systemic racism offer us counsel today? … John: Certain members […]

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
Systemic Racism's Greatest Hits (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 60:00


John takes a step back from podcasting ... Confronting the critique of systemic racism ... The persistence of victimhood ... Accounting for the racial wealth gap ... Glenn: When it comes to incarceration, we have to take systemic racism seriously ... Can analyses of historical systemic racism offer us counsel today? ... John: Certain members of "the Elect" would be pleased to see an alt-right backlash ...

The Healthy Rebellion Radio
Substack Goodness | Salty Talk 036 | THRR

The Healthy Rebellion Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 60:56


Salty Talk is a special edition of Healthy Rebellion Radio. Each week on Salty Talk Robb will do a deep dive into current health and performance news, mixed with an occasional Salty conversation with movers and shakers in the world of research, performance, health, and longevity. For the full the video presentation of this episode and to be a part of the conversation, join us in The Healthy Rebellion online community. WARNING: These episodes may get “salty” with the occasional expletive. Please Subscribe and Review: Apple Podcasts | RSS Submit your questions for the podcast here   Show Notes: We had a THR member mention she was unfamiliar with substack and was wondering how to find people to follow. Several members chimed in with substacks they subscribe to, and we thought this might be a fun thing to talk about in today's episode. Common Sense with Bari Weiss - https://bariweiss.substack.com/ bad cattitude - boriqua gato https://boriquagato.substack.com/p/a-cats-tale-how-getting-canceled Vinay prasad https://vinayprasadmdmph.substack.com/p/which-causes-more-myocarditis-covid19 Astral Codex Ten https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/ivermectin-much-more-than-you-wanted Eugyppius - a plague chronicle https://eugyppius.substack.com/ https://eugyppius.substack.com/p/stupid-and-evil-in-equal-measures Natural selections - Heather Heying  https://naturalselections.substack.com/ Slowdown Farmstead - Tara Couture https://www.slowdownfarmstead.com/ an ode to the salty https://www.slowdownfarmstead.com/p/an-ode-to-the-salty Raelle Kaia Open Heart, Open Mind https://raellekaia.substack.com/p/whats-to-be-done-about-the-vaccine   Other authors to check out that were mentioned by THR members: Glen Greenwald https://greenwald.substack.com/ Matt Taibi  https://taibbi.substack.com/ Popular Rationalism https://popularrationalism.substack.com/ John Mcwhorter https://substack.com/profile/6527799-john-mcwhorter Alex Berenson https://alexberenson.substack.com/ Toby Rodgers https://tobyrogers.substack.com/ Steve Kirsch https://stevekirsch.substack.com/ Dr Rollergator https://drrollergator.substack.com/   Sponsor: The Healthy Rebellion Radio is sponsored by our electrolyte company, LMNT. Proper hydration is more than just drinking water. You need electrolytes too! Check out The Healthy Rebellion Radio sponsor LMNT for grab-and-go electrolyte packets to keep you at your peak! They give you all the electrolytes want, none of the stuff you don't. Click here to get your LMNT electrolytes Transcript: For a transcript of this episode check out the blog post at https://robbwolf.com/2021/11/19/substack-goodness-salty-talk-036-thrr/

The Federalist Radio Hour
John McWhorter: Antiracism Is Not An Ideology, It's A Religion

The Federalist Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:02


Linguist John McWhorter is the author of the new book, “Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.” He joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky for a discussion on a new kind of leftist who clings to the new religion of race where the original sin is “white privilege,” and why they can’t be negotiated with. McWhorter explains how we need to normalize calling out “woke racism” for what it is, while also looking at what the right gets wrong in discussions on race.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Federalist Radio Hour: John McWhorter: Antiracism Is Not An Ideology, It's A Religion

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 38:02


Linguist John McWhorter is the author of the new book, “Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.” He joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky for a discussion on a new kind of leftist who clings to the new religion of race where the original sin is “white privilege,” and why they can’t be […]

The Ezra Klein Show
John McWhorter, the anti-antiracist

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 66:32


Sean Illing talks with John McWhorter, linguist, New York Times columnist, and author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. They talk about the effects of modern antiracism, why McWhorter compares it to a religion, and the societal implications of the way we talk — and don't talk — about racism. Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox Guest: John McWhorter (@JohnHMcWhorter), author References:  Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter (Portfolio; 2021) How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (One World; 2019) White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon; 2020) “What Hope?” by John McWhorter (New Republic; Aug. 10, 2010), a review of Race, Wrongs, and Remedies by Amy Wax (Rowman & Littlefield; 2009) “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic; June 2014) The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks by Randall Robinson (Plume; 2001) “Alison Roman and Chrissy Teigen's feud is about more than selling out” by Alex Abad-Santos (Vox; May 11, 2020) “Professor Not Teaching After Blackface ‘Othello' Showing" by Colleen Flaherty (Inside Higher Ed; Oct. 11) “The Middle-Aged Sadness Behind the Cancel Culture Panic” by Michelle Goldberg (New York Times; Sept. 20) Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts This episode was made by:  Producer: Erikk Geannikis Editor: Amy Drozdowska Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall Vox Audio Fellow: Victoria Dominguez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Making Sense with Sam Harris
#265 — The Religion of Anti-Racism

Making Sense with Sam Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 35:16


In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with John McWhorter about his new book “Woke Racism: How a New Religion has Betrayed Black America.” They discuss how the “social justice” narrative of the Left has become a religion, how this new faith has taken over institutions, and what to do about it. SUBSCRIBE to listen to the rest of this episode and gain access to all full-length episodes of the podcast at samharris.org/subscribe.   Learning how to train your mind is the single greatest investment you can make in life. That's why Sam Harris created the Waking Up app. From rational mindfulness practice to lessons on some of life's most important topics, join Sam as he demystifies the practice of meditation and explores the theory behind it.

The Megyn Kelly Show
Culture War Disconnects, Nike Hypocrisy, and the Religion of Woke, with John McWhorter and Ethan Strauss | Ep. 189

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 88:00


Megyn Kelly is joined by John McWhorter, Columbia University professor and author of "Woke Racism," and Ethan Strauss, Substack sports writer, to talk about the cultural war disconnects in America today, the religion of woke, offensive attacks on Condoleezza Rice after her "The View" comments, Dave Chappelle firing back over free speech, the NBA and Nike promoting social justice but doing business with China, Nike's hypocrisy and turn against men, Kyrie Irving and vaccine mandates,  athletes speaking out, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow