Calling Out Callout Culture


Have you been wrongly labeled in our divisive times? How did it feel? Author Irshad Manji says its time to call out callout culture. And she takes a surprising approach to the structure of Dont Label Me, where she lays out her rationale for that claim. The New York Times wrote that it unfolds as a conversation between the author and her dog, Lily, about divisive social issues like identity, diversity and religious politics. She expanded on what she was thinking in a conversation with Newsweek. Different situations call for different responses. But shaming should never be the first response because it only leads to blowback. Shaming degrades the shamed. You rarely change minds that way; more often, you instill a level of resentment that incites...

Calling Out Callout Culture

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