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Cancel culture: Stanford professor and CEO Joel Peterson’s take

The coming crisis of our generation will be the end of wokeism. I sense a storm brewing, where the outcome will be a coalition of sane left and right battling the complete politicization of western civilization by these Marxists. They will regret starting this fight, but we won’t regret finishing it.

Content of character vs. color of skin
In a class I teach, students objected when guest CEOs claimed to have been “color blind.” When I volunteered that I, too, had resisted hiring based on skin color, gender or quotas, and had relied, instead, on character, competence and commitment, some students were offended. To understand why those “triggered” would object to standards of character and competence being added to the emergent holy grail of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), I turned to one of my own daughters.

Sensing my bafflement at the outrage, she immediately wrote back:

“I have known you my entire life, and I know by your words and deeds that you value all people of all races, ethnicities, and genders. I know you are constantly impressed and inspired by immigrants and their amazing stories of courage and perseverance. I’m proud of the work you’ve done. If this younger, “triggered” generation pushes out of their lives all who seek to improve their understanding, teach them, and open their minds to broader ways of thinking, it will be to their detriment.”
— Read on www.deseret.com/2021/6/20/22516382/my-road-to-cancellation

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