Woken Hearts

“As companies and organizations of all sorts have scrambled to institute a zero-tolerance policy on racism over the past few weeks, some of them have turned out to be more interested in signaling their good intentions than punishing actual culprits. This emphasis on appearing rather than being virtuous has already resulted in the mistreatment of innocent people—not all of them public figures or well-connected individuals with wealth to cushion their fall.” Yascha Mounk in The Atlantic: Stop Firing the Innocent. (In other words, if you have a president who’s retweeting white power messages, it might be the wrong time to start canceling people who are really, really woke, but just not quite woke enough.)

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