Students defending cancel culture raise alarms

The online Wall Street Journal opinion section has a feature called "Future View," where the opinions of college students are aired on the issues of the day.  The subject Wednesday was "cancel culture." The WSJ presented five responses from college students, and the results were most concerning. Two of the five students rightly and roundly condemned cancel culture as poisoning modern discourse, enabling hostility rather than understanding, and fostering Orwellian behaviors such as employing physical force to shut down events in the name of free speech. The other three responses, however, defended cancel culture.  One student explained it thus: "Opinions are one thing.  It's entirely different to use abusive or threatening language that expresses prejudice on the basis of race, sex, gender or religion."  Apparently, the irony of this statement was lost on the student who expressed it, for...(Read Full Post)
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