The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #241 – Jordan Peterson & John McWhorter
Topics Discussed: [1:30] Linguistics Overview [3:30] Language Acquisition in Children [11:00] Language & Worldview [16:00] Division, People, & Culture [17:00] On Music [19:10] “Music is often regarded as a nonrepresentational art form” – John McWhorter [26:00] The Nature of American Studies [28:30] Outline of McWhorter’s Career [32:00] Race in America I [35:45] John’s New Book On Woke Racism [45:30] Musical Theater, Reality, & Religion [52:00] Wokeism & Postmodernism [57:00] Woke Upbringing [1:00:45] Race in America II [1:03:30] Virtue Signaling [1:09:45] “Are All White People Racist?” [1:15:00] Outro
John McWhorter is an American linguist with a specialty in creole languages, sociolects, and Black English. He is currently an associate professor of linguistics at Columbia University, where he also teaches American studies and music history. He has authored of a variety of books on race relations and African-American culture. McWhorter has written for Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Politico, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Daily News, City Journal, The New York Sun, The New Yorker, The Root, The Daily Beast, and CNN. He is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and, after writing op-eds for The New York Times for several years, became an Opinion columnist there in 2021. He hosts the Lexicon Valley podcast — for Slate from 2016 to 2021, and currently for Booksmart Studios.