What’s a ‘Woke Racist’?
The Columbia University linguist John McWhorter is the kind of thinker who is difficult to pigeonhole. A critic of applying contemporary values to historical figures, he nonetheless endorses renaming buildings and schools honoring Woodrow Wilson because of Wilson’s exceptional racism (even by the standards of his own time).
Originally published: December 30, 2021
Author: Eduardo Peñalver
Institution: Seattle University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed