Friday, May 9, 2014

'Check Your Privilege' Means 'Shut Your Mouth' - Bloomberg View

'Check Your Privilege' Means 'Shut Your Mouth' - Bloomberg View: "And while the phrase "check your privilege" could be used, hypothetically, to deepen a conversation instead of to shut it down, the critics don't seem all that interested in doing so. One of the most-linked critiques announces in its very first sentence that the author has been un-friending people who linked approvingly to Fortgang's essay.

It's a free country, and people can be as narrow-minded as they like. But they should know that they're proving Fortgang's point about the illiberalism -- on college campuses and elsewhere -- that's too often behind the cliche."

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