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What is Critical Race Theory

Is America a Racist Country? Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans. Critical race theorists believe that political liberalism was incapable of adequately addressing... Read more →


Are you ‘WOKE?’

Cultural Shift in America Are you woke? No, I do not mean just awaken from a deep sleep. In today’s parlance I mean awoken to sensitive social issues, such as racism. The term ‘woke’ is at the center of many of the contentious political, social, and cultural debates right now.... Read more →


Cancel Culture and Social Media

Denying Free Speech or an Expression of Capitalism? Yesterday I looked at the history of the cancel culture. In today's blog I examine how social media impacts the cancel culture. Social media posts reflect the historical movement from offline to online cancel culture including bullying behavior. When we think of... Read more →


The Cancel Culture: Learning from History

Should Schools Change the Names of Their Buildings to Placate the Cancel Culture My blog last Monday addressed the benefits and harms of the cancel culture that seeks to embarrass a person or group for their offensive comments or actions. Today, I look out when it is (or should be)... Read more →


Jeep Cherokee: Cultural Appropriation or the Cancel Culture Run Amok

Arguments For and Against Jeep Dropping the Name “Cherokee” The question of whether Jeep should change the “Cherokee” name pits the need for cultural sensitivity on one side against honoring and celebrating Native American people on the other. Critics of using the Cherokee name on a car say it doesn’t... Read more →