McWhorter Challenges the Victimhood Mentality that Pervades Antiracist Rhetoric

John McWhorter seeks to give solutions to the current cultural crisis. It’s easier to complain and he’ll definitely be hated for his solutions. Read his article,

“DO BLACK PEOPLE ENJOY BEING TOLD THEY ARE WEAK AND DUMB?

THE ELECT HOPE SO.”

He says, “Tracing, facing and erasing what psychology titles the Victimhood Mentality will be key to, among other things, saving America’s educational system.”

In a word, there are people who exaggerate the degree of their victimhood, and by extension, groups of people who do. For clinical details, this article is useful; I also recommend this overview. There is a whole literature on this syndrome.