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Taking antiracism too far? John McWhorter on 'Woke Racism'

John McWhorter is a keen observer of language and culture, and he's troubled by some of the current trends in race relations in America.

He sees antiracism morphing into a religion, and an intolerant one at that; featuring something like original sin for all white people, and something akin to permanent victimhood for all Black people.

McWhorter is Black himself, and he worries that the trend will not help fellow Black Americans. The full argument is made in McWhorter's book Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.

The author--a previous guest with one of his books about language--returns to lay out his case.

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