January 23, 2022: Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
Sunday, January 23, 2022:
Intelligence Squared Debates presents: Is Cancel Culture Toxic?
You know the drill. Someone does, or says, something offensive. A public backlash -- typically on Twitter -- ensues. Then come the calls to "cancel" that person, brand, or institution. That usually means the loss of cultural cache, political clout, and often a job or career.
Some see "cancelling" as a modern-day means of holding people to account, while others express concerns about digital mobs policing speech. Featuring Kmele Foster, Garry Kasparov, Erich Hatala Matthes and Karen Attiah. Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates.