Feb 15, 2022 • 41M

Joe Rogan and the N-Word, by Way of Kyiv

The cultural inhabitants of a place or an ethnicity get to decide what they want, or don't want, to be called.

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You may have noticed, among widespread coverage of looming Russian aggression, an unfamiliar pronunciation of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. What’s with the name change? And what does it have to do with Joe Rogan’s use of the N-word? John McWhorter explains.