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Companies Firing Innocent Employees Over Alleged Racial Offenses To Save Face, Report Finds

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  1. Revmitchell

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    What the #MeToo movement and modern feminism did to those wrongly accused of sexism and sexual assault, the current anti-racism movement is doing to those wrongly accused of racism.

    Companies across the country, desperate to show that they are not racist, have been firing employees after they have been publicly accused of racism – whether the evidence supports the accusation or not. Yascha Mounk has taken a look at the recent string of firings and has published his findings in The Atlantic. Mounk found that many of the fired employees did nothing wrong yet were fired anyway to appease the mob.

    Companies Firing Innocent Employees Over Alleged Racial Offenses To Save Face, Report Finds
     
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    over reaction - yet those same complainers will scream "The First Amendment Gives me the right to free speech"

    Interesting - I am watching a re-run of - Walker, TX Ranger. There are a bunch of Indians in the Bar - and they are telling "racist" jokes - and they are not laughing AT each other, but rather WITH each other.
     
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    Just thinking - a lot of times - the companies may be in a loose-loose situation. If they don't fire the "supposed racist" they are subject to being boycotted or worse- and even up to having their business/building destroyed.

    Yet, if conservatives say we want to boycott, we are accused of being too sensitive and/or refuse to understand others.
     
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    The left has infiltrated all of our institutions. The left is very cruel.
     
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    The problem is extremism - on both sides

    Hmmm - Do libertarians have extremists ?
     
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    Do I understand that you are equating the “extremism” of the left to that of the right?????
    Surely this is not what you meant - is it?
    I certainly hope not!!!
     
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    "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!"
    —Barry Goldwater
     
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    Yes - I am - but when I am saying extremism -- I am talking about extremism - off the chart.
    You might be confused - when Liberals - "say that person is extreme right" - he very well could be talking about Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Remember to a liberal - any person to the right of Obama is an extremism right wing nut.
     
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    The extremism of the left is much worse.
     
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    There is no extremism on the conservative side because federal law protects the rights of liberals but is MIA on others. If you want moderation in Republican politics, there is David French or Jeb Bush or Mitt. Trump talks more than he acts. East Coast Republicans tend to be liberal like Rockefeller.
     
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    There was no blowback to left wing extremism until Trump entered the fray. Just retreat, retreat, and retreat was the "conservative" plan. He needs more back-up from republicans. It seems that he is fighting the battle alone.
     
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    Apparently that is a pay to view article? At least I can't see it on my computer. But, yes, I think that is what they are doing. They are looking at the bottom line. The Almighty Dollar. Same with such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben. Quaker and Mars didn't just wake up figuring these symbols are racist. They have used them as long as they benefited from, and now jettison them when they think they are not. Changing things to fit the market is a normal business practice, but of course they have to pretend they are woke and fighting racism with their actions.
     
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    Rlvaugh -- aka PC
     
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    I really believe this needs to start happing on the other side. Any org support these anti-police extremists need to be boycotted. Any company caving to these guys and firing innocent people needs to be boycotted. It's a sad reality. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
     
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    I think they’re called anarchists.
     
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    Calminian, I understand, but think it actually works against us in the end. We just are not driven by the hatred to carry a boycott through the way the other side does. Once we announce a boycott and then it fizzles out unsuccessfully, we look weak and uncommitted. (The SBC boycott of Disneyland comes to mind; iirc, that came out looking sort of sad in the end.) Just my thoughts, though I would not say that boycotting is never ever the right thing.
     
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    No one likes white liberals so they have to fire people. The days of American prosperity are over. Trillions of dollars of public and private debt are owed by Americans. The government probably will just keep printing money and inflate their way out of this. After 100 years of borrowing, no one seems to know how to repay debt so I myself don't believe the debt will ever be repaid.
     
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    Understood, but it seems to me that the leftist "boycotting" is not actually refusing to buy product but rather getting special media attention, and holding angry, sometimes violent, protests that the companies don't want. The right does not really have such an avenue at this time, and is not going to resort to the angry, violent protests the left is getting away with, again with media support.
     
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    I don’t think it's supposed to be. Here's the conclusion:

    “Cafferty was punished for an offense he insists he did not commit. Shor was punished for doing something that most wouldn’t even consider objectionable. Wadi was punished for the sins of his daughter. What all of these rather different cases have in common is that none of the people who were deprived of a livelihood in the name of fighting racism appear to have been guilty of actually perpetuating racism,” Mounk wrote.

    Mounk further stated:

    First, these incidents damage the lives of innocent people without achieving any noble purpose.

    Second, such injustices are liable to provoke a political backlash. If a lot of Americans come to feel that those who supposedly oppose racism are willing to punish the innocent to look good in the public’s eyes, they could well grow cynical about the enterprise as a whole.

    Third, those of us who want to build a better society should defend the innocent because movements willing to sacrifice justice in the pursuit of noble goals have, again and again, built societies characterized by pervasive injustice.​
     
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    Here's the introductory reference to the article being cited within:

    Companies across the country, desperate to show that they are not racist, have been firing employees after they have been publicly accused of racism – whether the evidence supports the accusation or not. Yascha Mounk has taken a look at the recent string of firings and has published his findings in The Atlantic. Mounk found that many of the fired employees did nothing wrong yet were fired anyway to appease the mob.​
     
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