I’m getting a little tired of this “cancel culture” nonsense.
The term originated with the #MeToo movement, which targeted the likes of Bill Cosby and Louis CK, men whose history of misogynistic behavior led people to (justly) withdraw their support for the offenders’ careers. But while the term is newish, the tactics it describes aren’t. Canceling is another word for boycotting, which has been around forever. Read more
As I noted the other day, America has a Mt. Rushmore problem. So what if we dynamited the thing, found a new rock and started over? What would Rushmore mk2 look like were we to begin anew, informed by our current values as a society?
Here’s a proposal. Read more
Let’s have a look at the current residents of South Dakota’s most famous mountain.
The first was a rich white guy who owned more than 100 slaves, and wasn’t known as the best master, at that.
The second guy – also wealthy – owned more than 700 slaves during his life.
The third guy didn’t own slaves, but had this to say about those of African descent: Read more