Linguist and author John McWhorter is perhaps the leading African-American critic of the Black Lives Matter/Critical Race Theory view of race and racism. Check out:
- His 2017 article “Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion”
- A 2018 thirteen-minute YouTube clip on the same subject.
- His recent review of Robin DiAngelo’s book “White Fragility”
- And for something lighter, he has a really fun podcast on language called “Lexicon Valley.”
Brown University professor Glenn Loury, who frequently discusses race with McWhorter on his “Glenn Show” on Bloggingheads.tv, recently wrote a rebuttal to Brown University’s letter on racism in the United States. This has relevance to the recent discussion of the BLM banner on Town Hall.
Now to music! Long-time classical music critic David Hurwitz recently started a YouTube channel on which he discusses classical repertoire, recordings, and whatever tickles his fancy. He seems to have heard every recording ever made – and is absolutely hilarilous. Check it out!