(Anti-)Wokeism as a Rorschach Test

Source: Aaron Ross Powell
by Aaron Ross Powell

“A policy of blanket disengagement with political and social opinions we don’t share isn’t a virtue, of course. Nor is unfairly characterizing others’ positions as a way to deflect the challenges they present to your own. Our political culture has a tendency to declare positions unworthy of discussion much too quickly, and often with very little effort put into understanding those positions in the first place. To take just one example, most of the people expressing concern about the dangers of critical race theory in fact know next to nothing about it. At the same time, however, there are clearly ideas that can be criticized without active and deep engagement, and uncontroversially so.” (05/23/23)