John Hamilton McWhorter V is an academic and linguist who is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is hosts Slate's Lexicon Valley podcast.
In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with John McWhorter about race, racism, and “anti-racism” in America. They discuss how conceptions of racism have changed, the ubiquitous threat of being branded a “racist,” the contradictions within identity politics, recent echoes of the OJ verdict, willingness among progressives to lose the 2020 election, racism as the all-purpose explanation of racial disparities in the U.S., double standards for the black community, the war on drugs, the lure of identity politics, police violence, the enduring riddle of affirmative action, the politics of “black face,” and other topics. SUBSCRIBE to gain access to all content on samharris.org/subscribe
From baby talk to formal varieties, languages around the world offer—or even require—different ways of speaking for different situations.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Enslaved people developed a hybrid language that sailed from Africa to the Caribbean and—unbelievably—back again.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A longstanding mystery of Black English may finally be solved.Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on Lexicon Valley each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our show.Twitter: @lexiconvalleyFacebook: facebook.com/LexiconValleyEmail: lexiconvalley@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Oct 6th, 1965
Episode Count
143
Podcast Count
19
Total Airtime
3 days, 21 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 277862