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The Resource Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America, John McWhorter

Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America, John McWhorter

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Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America
Title
Woke racism
Title remainder
how a new religion has betrayed Black America
Statement of responsibility
John McWhorter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Acclaimed linguist and award-winning writer 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 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"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWhorter, John H
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.M4273 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Anti-racism
  • Race discrimination
  • White people
  • Critical race theory
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America, John McWhorter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What kind of people? -- The new religion -- What attracts people to this religion? -- What's wrong with it being a religion? It hurts Black people -- Beyond "dismantling structures" : saving Black America for real -- How do we work around them?
Control code
on1252762785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9780593423066
Lccn
2021024506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252762785
Label
Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America, John McWhorter
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What kind of people? -- The new religion -- What attracts people to this religion? -- What's wrong with it being a religion? It hurts Black people -- Beyond "dismantling structures" : saving Black America for real -- How do we work around them?
Control code
on1252762785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9780593423066
Lccn
2021024506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252762785

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