Gook: John McCain’s Racism and Why It Matters

The UpTake’s Chuck Olsen interviews author Irwin Tang about his book, “Gook: John McCain’s Racism and Why It Matters.”


McCain first used the work “gook” in the mass media in his 1973 article for U.S. News & World Report. The word appears 12 times in the article and is available online here.


Most recently, McCain used the term in his 2000 presidential campaign, as documented by the San Francisco Chronicle.


To learn more about Mr. Tang’s book, which also details McCain’s connection to white supremacist groups, visit his web site:

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