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Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters

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Published on Jul 22, 2008

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:
http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/2...

Most recently, McCain used the term in his 2000 presidential campaign, as documented by the San Francisco Chronicle:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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

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