Quelle Surprise Agréable

Thomas Chatterton Williams, nonresident AEI fellow and writer at The Atlantic, joins the Remnant for the first time to discuss race and ethnicity in America. Thomas, who describes himself as “ex-black,” believes we need to “unlearn race” to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence. But what would that entail in practice, and how can we move away from racial categories while preserving a diverse culture? Moreover, why is it beneficial to spend time residing in a foreign country? What are “American values?” And will France soon annex the United States?

Show Notes:

Thomas’ page at AEI

Thomas’ latest book, Self-Portrait in Black and White

Thomas: “My Family’s Life Inside and Outside America’s Racial Categories”

Thomas: “Saving Classics From Identity Politics”

Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans

The Remnant with John McWhorter

Emmanuel Macron rejects wokeism

Jonah: “What if we Ran Our Elections Like France?”

James Baldwin: “The Discovery of What it Means to be an American”

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