The woke revolution is burning itself out – The Times

Posted: December 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

December 17 2019, 12:01am,The Times

James Marriott

One day we will look back at the era of political correctness on Twitter and wonder why we took it all so seriously

Its almost six years since the worst day of Justine Saccos life. During a long trip from New York to South Africa she tweeted a few dumb jokes to her 170 Twitter followers about cucumber sandwiches, British peoples bad teeth, a fellow passengers BO. And, of course, the one everyone remembers: Going to Africa. Hope I dont get Aids. Just kidding. Im white! Then she got on the plane to Cape Town.

When her flight landed, she turned her phone on and discovered she was the number one trending topic in the world. Her tweet, which was pretty obviously a misjudged parody of racism, had been interpreted as racist. By a lot of people. Tens of thousands of them were calling for her to be

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