Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

“Cancel culture” has been the subject of many conversations in recent weeks. Grief has been shared about the loss of Dr. Seuss’ work, the honorifics of the Potato Head family and even warnings before offerings on Disney+. This grief seems to come as people look to the...
How Far Is Too Far?

How Far Is Too Far?

I’m all for being sensitive to other people and trying to avoid unnecessary offense. The trouble with that is knowing where the lines are, and who qualifies as a victim of prejudicial language. Can any racial or ethnic group be stigmatized by stereotypes, or only...

When Condemning Hate, Avoid Broad Stereotypes

Don’t assess an entire group based on its most extreme representatives. The principle, in brief, is this: Avoid stereotypes. This should be adopted as a universal “best practice” in how we view and assess others, yet too often it is applied...