I’m sure we’re all familiar with the phenomena where people find a cause and become completely obnoxious and disparaging of anyone who doesn’t support their cause. Sample causes include;
-The insistence on using preferred personal pronouns (don’t call me he, I don’t self-identify as a he or she)
-Black Lives Matter (their cause is actually a good one, but there seems to be no room to have discussions about alternative means of reaching their goals w/o being shouted down)
-Hillarybots, Berniebots or Trumpers
-Value of diversity (you can’t say, “let’s hire the best person for the job” because that’s seen as potentially racist")
I stumbled upon Thomas Sowell, a black economist who is against affirmative action and believes that social welfare programs actually hurt minorities. Here’s a quick video. I found him refreshing, as he’s a data-driven guy.
anyone run into SJW type stuff in work or…? I’m in academia so diversity talks/respecting and adjusting to the marginalized is the water I swim in everyday.