This book arrived today, and I opened it to skim it a bit, but was hooked. Sat down with it and didn't get up until I finished the last page. I admire and follow--but do not always agree with--McWhorter.
At long last! A black progressive who's willing to call out every scrap of pernicious nonsense being parroted by so many in the name of anti-racism. He calls out the fact that this "Third Wave Antiracism" is actually racism of the most chilling kind: patronizing and infantilizing black people, telling us what we must think and believe, and perpetuating a culture of shame. He eviscerates CRT and exposes it for the lying, manipulative ideological warfare that it is. McWhorter's assertions are backed by plenty of recent evidence. He's a bit snarky, but that actually was refreshing: you can tell the guy is really bothered by all of this, and he really CARES about dismantling the current Cultural Revolution-esque zeitgeist of lies, hatred, and public shaming of anyone who dares to disagree.
The book is entertainingly and breezily written, full of clarity and logic and passion.
I feel like the lights just came on and the windows have been opened.
Bravo, Mr McWhorter, for taking a stand and helping others feel like they can do so as well!