Another Dream Deferred. My on how identity politics, intersectionality theory, and tribal divisiveness are inverting Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream. Thanks to
"Let us not allow Dr. King’s noble dream of judging others by the content of their character alone to wither on the vine," writes
Michael Shermer explores how identity politics is turning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream on its head.
"The Oppression Olympics are well past their opening ceremonies in colleges, corporations, and Congress, tearing institutions asunder as conflicting cohorts vie for who has suffered the most historical inequities."
The Oppression Olympics are tearing institutions asunder as conflicting cohorts vie for who has suffered the most historical inequities. This has resulted in a race to the bottom, writes .
"Inequalities still abound in too many institutions of Western democracies, but these realities should not be mistaken as trend lines in reverse" -
Pretty good read from . Tribalism was a feature not a bug for most of our evolutionary history. Tribalism creates diversity which creates competition and innovation. I also disagree with the simplistic linear historical view of "moral progress."
Agree it's important to keep a zoomed-out view , and that people sometimes overstate certain problems. But this is itself an overstatement! If you're a Syrian or a resident of a low-lying island nation or etc. etc. things could be/get very bad for you!