Woke Racism

How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed linguist John McWhorter argues that an illiberal neoracism, disguised as antiracism, is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social fabric.

Americans of good will on both the left and the right are secretly asking themselves the same question: how has the conversation on race in America gone so crazy? We’re told to read books and listen to music by people of color but that wearing certain clothes is “appropriation.” We hear that being white automatically gives you privilege and that being Black makes you a victim. We want to speak up but fear we’ll be seen as unwoke, or worse, labeled a racist. According to John McWhorter, the problem is that a well-meaning but pernicious form of antiracism has become, not a progressive ideology, but a religion—and one that’s illogical, unreachable, and unintentionally neoracist.
 
In Woke Racism, McWhorter reveals the workings of this 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.
 
Fortunately for Black America, and for all of us, it’s not too late to push back against woke racism. McWhorter shares scripts and encouragement with those trying to deprogram friends and family. And most importantly, he offers a roadmap to justice that actually will help, not hurt, Black America.
 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2021
October 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

nikkikayee ,

Enlightening

You may be guilty of being a woke racist/elect or at least sharing some sentiments but after reading this book and being open to a new dialogue you will not.

KarinBooklady ,

Poorly argued rant

By coining his own term for the group he disparages and calling them a religion, he is in complete control of the narrative, even if his view of the pervasiveness of this is distorted by an addiction to social media.

I. Snippett ,

Outstanding

Usefully informative as it is outstanding.

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