Joe Rogan’s Apology May be Sincere, But That’s Not the Point

The issue is what kind of privilege allows us to not think (or care) about the impact of our words and actions

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For the sake of argument, I’ll assume that Joe Rogan is being truthful when he says he’s deeply sorry about repeating the n-word 24 times on his podcast.



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Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)