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The Resource Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America/, John McWhorter, (electronic resource)

Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America/, John McWhorter, (electronic resource)

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Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America/
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Woke racism
Title remainder
how a new religion has betrayed Black America/
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John McWhorter
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eng
Summary
"Acclaimed linguist and award-winning writer John McWhorter argues that an illiberal neo-racism, 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 neo-racist. 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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McWhorter, John H
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African Americans
  • Anti-racism
  • Race discrimination
  • White people
  • Critical race theory
  • United States
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Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America/, John McWhorter, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
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  • 1 online resource
  • 224 p.
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online
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9780593423073
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7cma3z9
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Label
Woke racism : how a new religion has betrayed Black America/, John McWhorter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 224 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593423073
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7cma3z9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)7cma3z9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 728.0 KB)

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