“I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.” The New York Times
“Most public shaming is horizontal and done by those who believe they have greater integrity or more sophisticated analyses.”
"People avoid meaningful conversations when hypervigilant perfectionists point out apparent mistakes, feeding the cannibalistic maw of the cancel culture." From: I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
Black feminist criticizes call out culture in the Times. This sentence is key: “There was a difference between what I felt was true and what were facts.”
"People avoid meaningful conversations when hypervigilant perfectionists point out apparent mistakes, feeding the cannibalistic maw of the cancel culture."
Opinion | I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
"Can we avoid individualizing oppression and not use the movement as our personal therapy space? ...Calling-in engages in debates with words and actions of healing and restoration, and without the self-indulgence of drama."
I love this piece, which argues for a "call-in" culture: a call-out done with love and grace. "Calling-in engages in debates with words and actions of healing and restoration, and without the self-indulgence of drama."
"I decided not to reply." Well, until I published an op-ed in the New York Times about it anyhow!
We can change this culture. Calling-in is simply a call-out done with love. Some corrections can be made privately. Others will necessarily be public, but done with respect. It is not tone policing, protecting white fragility or covering up abuse.
Today would be a good day to register voters. 'People don’t understand that organizing isn’t going online and cussing people out or going to a protest and calling something out,” Patrisse Khan-Cullors, a founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote.'
"Call out culture" and "Cancel culture" shame and dismiss those whose ideas or behaviour reveal bias, but do they promote social justice or reinforce prejudice? Loretta Ross reminds us to re-think outrage
Lots worth thinking about in this..... "I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic"
“People avoid meaningful conversations when hypervigilant perfectionists point out apparent mistakes, feeding the cannibalistic maw of the cancel culture.”
This really needed to be said. Thank you, Loretta Ross!
Fresh perspective, smart observations. "I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic. There are better ways of doing social justice work."
A perspective by , activist professor and author of the forthcoming “Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Detoxing Our Movement.” I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
Beautiful and important. Sign me up for this version of “call-in culture.”
"Call-outs make people fearful of being targeted. People avoid meaningful conversations when hypervigilant perfectionists point out apparent mistakes, feeding the cannibalistic maw of the cancel culture [...] Sometimes it’s just ruthless hazing."
Opinion | I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
Something to think about in the age of constant social media outrage “most public shaming is horizontal and done by those who believe they have greater integrity or more sophisticated analyses.“ via ⁦
Opinion | I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
This is going around, and there's lots that's good in it. AND I think there's a tension in it, and lots of these kinds of debates, about who is the target audience for the piece.
Having been guilty of this in the past, I appreciate these words from 🙏🏽 "Call-outs make people fearful of being targeted. People avoid meaningful conversations when hypervigilant perfectionists point out apparent mistakes"
If you read and digest one thing today, please let it be this. We need to think about the kind of cultures we create and support. ❤️
I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic.
I can't stop thinking about this op-ed from : "I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic":
“most public shaming is horizontal and done by those who believe they have greater integrity or more sophisticated analyses. They become the self-appointed guardians of political purity.”
“Can we avoid individualizing oppression and not use the movement as our personal therapy space?” Loretta Ross on the many problems with call-out culture
Great op ed by Loretta Ross, the coauthor or UCPress’ Reproductive Justice: An Introduction via ⁦
“In 2017, as a college professor in Massachusetts, I accidentally misgendered a student of mine during a lecture. I froze in shame, expecting to be blasted. Instead, my student said, “That’s all...
Such a persuasive piece. Mainly because we know that movements respond better in reaching their goals to internal critics than external ones. Opinion | I’m a Black Feminist. I Think Call-Out Culture Is Toxic. - The New York Times