The UpTake's Chuck Olsen interviews author Irwin Tang about his book, "Gook: John McCain's Racism and W...
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: