Cancel culture

The New York Times has a notable Overlooked No More series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.”

In most cases, they were women; in many, they were dark-skinned or foreign women. Most startling omission, to my mind, was Alan Turing, who proves that Cancel Culture isn’t unprecedented.

Correction: It was more a matter of his work still be classified when he committed suicide than of Cancel Culture” because he was gay. Absent the classification, who knows?

September 24, 2019

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