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I was asked to provide evidence of my claim that social justice attitudes are no longer relegated to fringe corners of society and rarefied college campuses. Here are a few examples where we are seeing these attitudes infecting areas of life/society affecting everyday people.
Corporate policies being enacted reflecting social justice concerns:………
(The firing of @JamesADamore is a near-perfect example of a company punishing someone for violating social justice sensitivities.)
This is just a small sampling of the myriad ways SJWs are influencing society outside of liberal arts campuses. Those who excuse their activism with the claim that they are just a fringe group with no real power are either ignorant or deliberately disingenuous.
The obvious fact to anyone who's been paying attention is that so much of the extremist SJ behaviors and attitudes we're seeing in society now started out on college campuses (and was dismissed/excused then as "carry on, nothing to see here"). Some examples:
#MeToo over-sensitivity can be directly traced to campus Title IX overzealousness criminalizing innocent sexual encounters and enforced consent directives. Antifa violence (such as being reported in Portland by @MrAndyNgo) first showed up in Berkeley against Ben Shapiro.
Op-eds by/in mainstream institutions decrying free speech principles (…) reflect long held campus attitudes. Anti-white/male sentiment as expressed by prominent figures like Sarah Jeong are a mainstay of certain academic departments.
Halloween costume rules which are now common was first seen at Harvard. Cultural appropriation regulation was first seen in colleges, their cafeterias, their parties, and their programs. Diversity dogma now heard in corporate board rooms started with "diversity deans".
Confessionals of white guilt, toxic masculinity, sexism, privilege and other tropes of the grievance industry that were once relegated to obscure corners of academia now appear in mainstream media outlets such as… and…
Social justice activism is infecting and poisoning countless areas of society. We ignore it at our own peril.
Correction: the Halloween costume reference I mentioned occurred at Yale, not Harvard.…
Here is a simple example of one of those issues mentioned above: The "IAmSexist" op-ed in the NY Times last month reflects exactly the viewpoint of this Harvard Crimson op-ed where a student publicly apologizes for the sin of finding certain women hot.…
The always eloquent @sullydish said it best: "We all live on campus now."…
Coincidentally, @QuilletteM just published an article elaborating on what I'm illustrating in this thread…. (If you aren't aware of it, Quillette has provided outstanding coverage of these issues the past year. Follow them.)
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