…s owed support and admiration, especially if their rhetoric is harmful to marginalized communities. It’s time that we shift the focus of the “free speech” debate away from issues such as “cancel culture” or getting “too offended” and towards matters of life and death — while affluent celebrities like J.K. Rowling are alleging free speech violations, journalists are being arrested and jailed for taking photos at protests, women who report sexual misconduct are literally being pushed out of their jobs, and peaceful protesters are being beaten and tear-gassed by police for demonstrating against racism and police brutality. The problem is not Twitter users disagreeing with famous people’s bigotry, but rather that America …
Faith O. Potts
Totally agree. The violations of free speech are rooted deep into a system that continues to nurture racial oppression and discrimination upon the people. This debate on free speech should be viewed in the light of life & death as you mentioned, more often than not.
Great read, Faith :)