Episode 265

The Religion of Anti-Racism

A Conversation with John McWhorter

October 27, 2021

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.

John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, and music history at Columbia University. He is a columnist at The New York Times, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and the host of the language podcast Lexicon Valley. He is the author of over twenty books, including Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter—Then, Now and Forever and Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.

Twitter: @JohnHMcWhorter

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