By Batya Ungar-Sargon writing for Persuasion
One of the best and most common ways of positioning your idealogy in a positive light is to title it in such a way that anyone who opposes it, regardless of the reason instantly becomes a villain.
With that being said, what kind of villain doesn’t support “anti-racism”? Who would put themselves against “social justice”? How could you not want “racial equity”?
As Batya Ungar-Sargon argues,
The clues are elsewhere. At first, one notices them like glitches in the matrix. Maybe you read an unorthodox remark on Twitter, and watch as its author is insulted in the cruelest terms by thousands of people, many with words like “social justice” or “diversity and inclusion” in their bios. Glitch. Maybe you notice that certain avatars of the social-justice left have a penchant for casting troubling aspersions at Jews. Glitch. Maybe you see fabulously wealthy news anchors looking down their noses at millions of people without a college degree, and denouncing them as racists for worrying that they might lose their job to an undocumented immigrant willing to work for even less than the $7 an hour they’re making bagging groceries. Glitch.