Clubhouse and The Misery and the Tyranny of Wokeness

I am here to report that the struggle as we know it has gone off the rails. Over the past month, in the absence of a social life due to the pandemic, I have spent countless hours on the live audio chat app Clubhouse with mostly Black people talking about all the issues Black people talk about these days. These conversations have left me disillusioned and skeptical of the current moment in our culture, one ostensibly defined by an increased commitment to rooting out racism, white supremacy and patriarchy but that in practice entails much that bewilders and alarms me…