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Cancel culture is rejecting Harry Potter for the same reason that they are tearing down statues of their imperfect predecessors. Harry Potter is about forgiveness, death and rebirth, willingly taking on your burden and refusing to be a victim: all concepts that Rowling’s critics cannot handle.
2 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from areomagazine.com
Identity politics as practiced in caste-based India: "If a formal political entity is instituted to safeguard such a movement, it faces “goal asymmetry”: its very existence and power depend on the structural oppression it seeks to destroy."
5 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from areomagazine.com
The threat facing liberalism is that of liberals who say they support values like free speech and civility but claim that they are defending more reasonable interpretations of what those principles should mean. The inevitable result of this line of thinking is the subversion of liberal society.
9 days ago by Chipit to /s/FreeSpeech from areomagazine.com
Many companies have recently switched from aspirational to woke advertising. One explanation for this strange new phenomenon lies in a theory called the Society of the Spectacle, and its key dichotomy: recuperation and détournement.
9 days ago by Chipit to /s/CorporateMedia from areomagazine.com
The Structure of Cultural Revolutions. "A seductive moral theory that finds endless confirmation everywhere and interprets any form of criticism as a manifestation of the problem it fights is a blueprint for disaster."
14 days ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from areomagazine.com
If one accepts that the ultimate arbiter of the rightness of one’s actions is the view of others, who are, by definition, correct, then one cannot legitimately disagree with them. One has outsourced one’s moral judgement to the crowd, making the distinction between shame and guilt obsolete.
22 days ago by Chipit to /s/Philosophy from areomagazine.com
I’m a Nobody. The Harper’s Letter was for Me. "I really could lose everything over this, and that’s why I’m terrified."
22 days ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from areomagazine.com
The Intersectionality of Chicago Institutions and a White Woman’s Tears. Nothing has let Chicago public school policy-makers off the hook more thoroughly than the ideology of white fragility.
The Plantation Theory of Politics. Perhaps the only thing uniting rural white and urban black communities—other than their shared social and economic plight—is the condescension the political elites display toward their voting preferences.
28 days ago by Chipit to /s/politics from areomagazine.com
The Two Big Falsehoods of Critical Social Justice. Our goal is to help people understand this worldview and explain how the movement has gained so much traction, despite the fact that so many of its fundamental tenets are bizarre, blatantly false and cartoonish oversimplifications of reality.
The Orwellian Dystopia of Robin DiAngelo’s PhD Dissertation. This is the inventor of the "white fragility" kafkatrap (the idea that opposition to the radical viewpoint proves the radical viewpoint). DiAngelo’s disavowal of objectivity can be traced at least as far back as her dissertation.
Open Letters in the Age of the Cultural Commissar. Just as someone who defends freedom of expression may not necessarily endorse all the ideas that are expressed, signing an open letter is only an endorsement of the content of the letter, not of all the ideas held by the other signatories.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from areomagazine.com
Everywhere we look online, we find hierarchy: “audiences follow concentrated power law patterns,” with distributions of 80–90% of users to 10–20% of sites. The pattern replicates, in fractal fashion, at every level and in every niche.
1 month ago by Ephemeral to /s/Internet from areomagazine.com
The Canon Wars Go to School
1 month ago by AliceofX to /s/books from areomagazine.com
Ševčenko's law describing historians as dogs pissing at high frequency and accuracy on similar sets of trees despite the entire forest of general historical coverage available.
1 month ago by Ephemeral to /s/history from areomagazine.com
People in the upper class share a common culture. This clear class differentiation means that America’s elites live in a bubble, where they do not experience the same culture that most other Americans do. Those inside the bubble have little interaction with those outside.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from areomagazine.com
The idea that past racism is primarily to blame for lower levels of black wealth is a relatively popular belief. Support for this narrative gave rise to the myth of the head start. But the argument’s central claims do not hold up to scrutiny.
The Purity of the Shitstorm | Matthew Sini - Areo Magazine | "Han’s account is avowedly pessimistic, but insightful because it highlights how volatile, leaderless and amorphous political action and censure on social media tend to be."
1 month ago by FediverseNetizen to /s/SocialMedia from areomagazine.com
In a 1992 essay, novelist Saul Bellow noted the prevalence of a particular class of people: well-intentioned, well-educated folk, uninterested in the mental workout involved in forming opinions, preferring instead to purchase them, packaged and delivered by the good people at the New York Times.
1 month ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from areomagazine.com
Three Common Fallacies in Arguments About Systemic Racism. The Disparity Fallacy, Extrapolation from Single Isolated Instances, and Falsely Equating Past Injustices with Current Injustices.
The most salient divide in American life is between an increasingly powerful “managerial elite” and a vast underclass that remains alienated from its cultural values. The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite explores a class-based culture war between elites and commoners.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/books from areomagazine.com
Intersectionality: An Excerpt from “Cynical Theories”. Intersectionality is a tool—a “practice”—designed to flatten all complexity and nuance so that it can promote identity politics, in accordance with its vision.
How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
2 months ago by IslamicStatePatriot to /s/politics from areomagazine.com
Biden was expressing a similar sentiment: that black people who vote against their racial interests (for Trump) are espousing a white politics, which disadvantages them. It was confusing to see people who normally agree with this sentiment grow furious at Biden for expressing it.
2 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from areomagazine.com
"What followed was a prolonged ear-beating about the continuing prevalence of racism and white privilege. I had to convince people whom I’ve known for most of my life that I wasn’t a racist or unconsciously supported a system of racial inequality."
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/racis from areomagazine.com
How do you talk about racism when the perpetrator isn’t white? When we define racism in a way that is mostly designed to admonish one particular group, we will inevitably underplay racism committed by other groups.
Research suggests that the left’s takeover of academia is hurting the quality of new science produced on campuses. And new evidence hints that students’ educations may be harmed as well.
3 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from areomagazine.com
South Park: Our Great Modern Satire
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/whatever from areomagazine.com
Why Do Conservative Students Self-Censor? The data below show that the majority of respondents who identify as liberal describe conservative peers as “racist” (68.9%) or “sexist” (69.7%).
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from areomagazine.com
The multiracial, working-class coalition of voters showed up, all right. In fact, they produced the record turnout that the Sanders campaign had predicted—but they didn’t cast their ballots for the socialist revolution. Overwhelmingly, the Democratic electorate went with Joseph R. Biden.
4 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from areomagazine.com
The role of education in encouraging tolerant, liberal values is “one of the most replicated findings in social science.” Yet it has become clear that this only applies to certain kinds of tolerance. With respect to people with opposing political ideas, the more educated are the most intolerant.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/NotTheOnion from areomagazine.com
Should Facebook Let Donald Trump Win in 2020? Should Facebook itself take steps to limit its advertising’s reach and influence on the American political process, knowing the advantages its services afford the Trump campaign?
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/TechCompanies from areomagazine.com
Carl Jung was not a mystic. We still live in the same world as our ancestors: we have simply changed our relationship to the aspects of our psyche that we do not understand. Instead of being attacked by demons, we suffer from depression.
6 months ago by Chipit to /s/dreams from areomagazine.com
The Nation of Islam, The Black Hebrew Israelites, and shouting abuse at Jews on the London Underground: an essay on Antisemitism and Black Nationalism
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/history from areomagazine.com
Venezuela: The Latest Battleground in the Geopolitical War between the US, Russia and China
1 year ago by useless_aether to /s/Geopolitics from areomagazine.com