Quote of the week

The problem with this perspective is cancel culture isn’t real, at least not in the way people believe it is. Instead, it’s turned into a catch-all for when people in power face consequences for their actions or receive any type of criticism, something that they’re not used to. I’m a black, Muslim woman, and because of social media, marginalized people like myself can express ourselves in a way that was not possible before. That means racist, sexist, and bigoted behavior or remarks don’t fly like they used to. This applies to not only wealthy people or industry leaders but anyone whose privilege has historically shielded them from public scrutiny. Because they can’t handle this cultural shift, they rely on phrases like “cancel culture” to delegitimize the criticism.

Sarah Hagi
Time
7 May 2007

Oh no, I agree with Jon Qwelane

It is not often that I agree with Jon Qwelane, that grumpy, tribalistic, sometimes homophobic, Jacob Zuma-supporting columnist, but his latest column seems to be in agreement with my post last week about the arrogance of MEC Bheki Cele. It’s things like this that really cheers me up because it suggests that we are becoming an almost normal society.

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