Cancel Culture Claims Another Victim
In the wake of firings of veteran professionals for questioning aspects
Or for declining to be subjected to Intensive Racial Sensitivity Training over the actions (not even themselves racist) of *someone else*.
Now, Michigan State University manages to up the ante. It seems that talking in public about research done at one's own school which conflicts with the approved narratives )in this case racist white cops being responsible for genocide-level killing of black people) is grounds for termination.
Facts, reality and quaint notions about academic freedom are not a defense.
The vice president of Research and Innovation at Michigan State University, physicist Stephen Hsu, has been forced out of his position at the university after daring to show actual facts from a 2019 study that show there to be no racial bias in incidents of police shootings.
Hsu wrote on his blog on Sunday that “The [Graduate Employees Union] alleged that I am a racist because I interviewed MSU Psychology professor Joe Cesario, who studies police shootings.”
"Cesario’s work…is essential to understanding deadly force and how to improve policing," Hsu said.
Cesario's 2019 study found "that the race of the officer doesn’t matter when it comes to predicting whether black or white citizens are shot."
The conclusion of the study was that “contrary to activist claims and media reports, there is no widespread racial bias in police shootings.”
What sort of future does a society have that is willing to let feelings trump facts and attempts at understanding? And just who is going to be deciding whose feelings count and whose do not?
Edit: - more egregious cases: The Atlantic