Nov 30, 2021 • 1HR 6M

John McWhorter & How A New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

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Ben Domenech
Each week Ben Domenech offers his perspective on the latest news of the day. With a new episode available each Monday, the program will follow the publisher and co-founder of The Federalist as he welcomes politicians, authors, musicians and journalists for engaging interviews that go beyond the day’s headlines.

This week, Ben sits down with linguist, professor, and author John McWhorter to discuss both of his new books, Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever and Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America. John shares why he decided to examine profanity from every angle: historical, sociological, political, and linguistic. Later, he argues that even as a black liberal, he thinks that the left has taken the idea of 'anti-racist' too far. Follow Ben on Twitter: @bdomenech

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