The “cancel culture” is in full expansion in American universities and this phenomenon does not occur without causing various controversies. Some accuse the “woke” generation, these young people with an activist spirit, of suffocating freedom of opinion and expression.
Barack Obama spoke out on this new movement, the excesses of which he spoke of. “There is a real danger in condemning people permanently“, he explains, using in illustration these own girls, Malia and Sasha, themselves academics.”They realize that it’s going too far.”
According to him, “we cannot require people to be politically correct in all circumstances“.
In the past, Obama had expressed his fears about this Manichean vision advocated by “cancel culture.” At a summit in Chicago, he stressed that “the world is complex and ambiguous” and denounced those people who “tweet or throw a hashtag to denounce the use of an inappropriate verb in a sentence, then sit down and feel proud of themselves.