John McWhorter »Woke Racism« In English 07.06.22 in Berlin, Literaturhaus Berlin
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In the garden
In conversation with Susan Neiman
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. Fortunately for Black America, and for all of us, it’s not too late to push back against woke racism. John McWhorter shares scripts and encouragement with those trying to deprogram friends and family. In conversation with the philosopher and Director of the Einstein Forum, Susan Neiman, John McWhorter will present a roadmap to justice that actually will help, not hurt, Black America.
An evening in cooperation with the Einstein Forum
John McWhorter »Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America« Portfolio, 2021