One of the most absurd cancel culture stories I've yet covered: Edward Ball is the author of "Life of a Klansman," in which he reckons with a white supremacist ancestor. It's an acclaimed anti-racism book. Students forced Tulane to cancel his virtual talk.
Tulane cancels a talk by the author of a very good. book
In “Life of a Klansman,” Edward Ball offers a particularly piercing psychoanalytic reading of today’s white nationalists, connecting them to his own Klansman ancestor. Tulane University canceled a virtual discussion with him due to community opposition.
As I wrote about , the disturbing thing here is not the cancellation of the book talk per se but that the *underlying analysis that motivated people to call for it* is so bad.
Tulane postponed an event with Edward Ball, author of the acclaimed anti-racism book "Life of a Klansman," after students said it was "violent and harmful." Student government wants an apology, accountability, and more. via
Tulane postponed an event with Edward Ball, author of the acclaimed anti-racism book "Life of a Klansman," after students said it was "violent"
It's a good think #CancelCulture doesn't exist because otherwise this would be disturbing... Read 's latest at , about students flipping out over talk about an *anti* white supremacy book.
Must-read from on appalling events at Tulane shutting down an anti-racism event. We must be able to talk about our history w/racism if we’re to ever grow past it. should reschedule the event and encourage students to engage in dialogue
Please read the full story. It is worth your time. There is something wrong on college campuses, and that something is already spreading to the rest of society.
Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was 'Violent'
The new intolerant streak in student activism that I first noticed in 2015 comes to , which promptly caves to anti-intellectual demands. It's time for people who should know better to stop treating these kinds of things as aberrations.
"The last thing we need to do is allow someone who is even reflecting on the hatred of their ancestors to speak about white supremacy, even if their efforts come from a place of accountability," said one student, who demanded Tulane cancel the event.
I'm guessing most residents of New Orleans dont consider a book talk the most violent threat to their lives, but increasingly this is the culture at elite colleges
OK, this is _definitely_ canceling.
Tulane postponed an event with Edward Ball, author of the acclaimed anti-racism book "Life of a Klansman," after students said it was "violent" via
Tulane postponed an event with Edward Ball, author of the acclaimed anti-racism book "Life of a Klansman," after students said it was "violent" via
At some point, the figures who cater to these anti-intellectual reactionaries might realize they are sowing the seeds of their own destruction. These movements demonstrate efficacy by focusing on soft targets. Be a harder target.
I'll be on Fox & Friends Thursday morning at 7:25 AM to discuss cancel culture in general and this article specifically
ICYMI: The author of a book that grapples with the racism of a white supremacist ancestor has been disinvited from speaking (virtually) at Tulane after students threw a temper tantrum.
Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was 'Violent'
Students: We will take the blood-soaked rags made of the pain of others and lash them across our chests! Author: Do you want to know how-- Students: We will strangle you with them! Author: If you will listen for a-- Students: You're killing us! Murderer!
America Gone Nuts, Cont. (via ): .
The senior management of has got a judgement problem too, apparently.
In the 2013–14 school year, students started to demand new campus speech codes & disinvitations, claiming that the presence of people with certain views was medically harmful. Check out this illustrative & outrageous disinvitation reported today: 6/27
Tulane postponed an event with Edward Ball, author of the acclaimed anti-racism book "Life of a Klansman," after students said it was "violent" via #SAHElaw
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