THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

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THE ROBERT LATIMER CASE: TEN COMMON MISREPRESENTATIONS

Vocal minorities have at times served a useful social purpose in bringing injustices to public attention, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. At other times, however, they have, caused great social harm, as we witness today in the USA, with aggrieved and fanatical conspiracy theorists threatening the viability of the country itself. Minority voices are of value when they arise from a search for truth – revealing, for example, uncomfortable truths about systemic racism – but are dangerous and damaging when based on lies...

Vocal minorities have at times served a useful social purpose in bringing injustices to public attention, as in the Black Lives Matter movement. At other times, however, they have, caused great social harm, as we witness today in the USA, with aggrieved and fanatical conspiracy theorists threatening the viability of the country itself. Minority voices are of value when they arise from a search for truth – revealing, for example, uncomfortable truths about systemic racism – but are dangerous and damaging when based on lies...

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