A sociologist explains the truth about cancel culture

The topic of “cancel culture” has been discussed ad nauseam in the national media. As far as I see it, it goes something like this.
Conservatives believe that progressives are far too sensitive and censorious. According to conservatives, progressive thought police, armed with a notion that “words are violence,” patrol social media and bludgeon anyone who says something they deem out of bounds. They may cite attempts to cancel Harry Potter author JK Rowling for making comments that ran afoul of trans rights groups.

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A sociologist explains the truth about cancel culture

The topic of “cancel culture” has been discussed ad nauseam in the national media. As far as I see it, it goes something like this.
Conservatives believe that progressives are far too sensitive and censorious. According to conservatives, progressive thought police, armed with a notion that “words are violence,” patrol social media and bludgeon anyone who says something they deem out of bounds. They may cite attempts to cancel Harry Potter author JK Rowling for making comments that ran afoul of trans rights groups.

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A sociologist explains the truth about cancel culture

The topic of “cancel culture” has been discussed ad nauseam in the national media. As far as I see it, it goes something like this.
Conservatives believe that progressives are far too sensitive and censorious. According to conservatives, progressive thought police, armed with a notion that “words are violence,” patrol social media and bludgeon anyone who says something they deem out of bounds. They may cite attempts to cancel Harry Potter author JK Rowling for making comments that ran afoul of trans rights groups.

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The White House And Media’s Border Lies Are Collapsing Live On TV

The Biden administration and the corporate media’s lies about the border are collapsing and neither institution is prepared to do damage control.
While the White House frantically repeats lies about the administration’s handling of the border — including that officials are expelling migrants under Title 42, even though federal authorities are releasing thousands of illegal aliens into the U.S. — even Politico admits that “Everyone’s mad at Biden over migration.”
For months, Republicans have called out the Biden administration’s incompetence at the border.

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The White House And Media’s Border Lies Are Collapsing Live On TV

The Biden administration and the corporate media’s lies about the border are collapsing and neither institution is prepared to do damage control.
While the White House frantically repeats lies about the administration’s handling of the border — including that officials are expelling migrants under Title 42, even though federal authorities are releasing thousands of illegal aliens into the U.S. — even Politico admits that “Everyone’s mad at Biden over migration.”
For months, Republicans have called out the Biden administration’s incompetence at the border.

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The White House And Media’s Border Lies Are Collapsing Live On TV

The Biden administration and the corporate media’s lies about the border are collapsing and neither institution is prepared to do damage control.
While the White House frantically repeats lies about the administration’s handling of the border — including that officials are expelling migrants under Title 42, even though federal authorities are releasing thousands of illegal aliens into the U.S. — even Politico admits that “Everyone’s mad at Biden over migration.”
For months, Republicans have called out the Biden administration’s incompetence at the border.

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The shocking new evidence of the GOP conspiracy against the U.S.

By now, you’ve read about John Eastman’s secret memo outlining six points by which he believed the vice president could overturn the results of the 2020 election on January 6. I defer to legal scholars to explain the memo’s legal absurdities. I defer to political scientists to explain why the memo represents forces threatening our republic.
What I want to suggest is so plain I’m surprised that no one else has asked: isn’t this evidence of a conspiracy to commit a high crime?
News of Eastman’s memo put the debate over democracy reform into overdrive.

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The shocking new evidence of the GOP conspiracy against the U.S.

By now, you’ve read about John Eastman’s secret memo outlining six points by which he believed the vice president could overturn the results of the 2020 election on January 6. I defer to legal scholars to explain the memo’s legal absurdities. I defer to political scientists to explain why the memo represents forces threatening our republic.
What I want to suggest is so plain I’m surprised that no one else has asked: isn’t this evidence of a conspiracy to commit a high crime?
News of Eastman’s memo put the debate over democracy reform into overdrive.

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Black Lives Matter Is Threatening An ‘Uprising’ Against ‘Racist’ Vaccine Mandates

It’s a rule in the national media that vaccine hesitancy is worthy of shame and scorn, right up until it collides with their most precious cause, the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hesitant (white) nurses? Outcast.
Hesitant (white) Facebook moms? Shun.
Hesitant (white) Trump supporters? Guillotine.
But there’s oddly been no prescription for the Black Lives Matter crew in New York who are accusing the city of racial discrimination by mandating vaccines for public, indoor activity.

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Black Lives Matter Is Threatening An ‘Uprising’ Against ‘Racist’ Vaccine Mandates

It’s a rule in the national media that vaccine hesitancy is worthy of shame and scorn, right up until it collides with their most precious cause, the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hesitant (white) nurses? Outcast.
Hesitant (white) Facebook moms? Shun.
Hesitant (white) Trump supporters? Guillotine.
But there’s oddly been no prescription for the Black Lives Matter crew in New York who are accusing the city of racial discrimination by mandating vaccines for public, indoor activity.

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