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How woke language distorts the world
sara@irr.org.za
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Nov 21, 2022

Peter Boghossian writes on how the woke use ordinary words and fills them with new ideological context. So words with a set meaning come to mean something else entirely - an ordinary meaning and then an activist meaning.

Press release: Fish Hoek High ‘social justice’ saga: we told you so – IRR
sara@irr.org.za
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Nov 07, 2022

The FSU, a division of the Institute of Race Relations, issued a press release about the Fish Hoek High School debacle over the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion intervention initiated by the Western Cape Education Department to conscientise 800 pupils about their racial biases. It didn't end well and parents were outraged.

Hate Speech Bill in late 2022: Still a threat to free expression?
Martin van Staden
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Nov 03, 2022

The "Hate Speech" Bill should not provide for as many "protected grounds" against hate speech as it does: it should be limited by the narrower terms contained in Section 16 of the Constitution. The Bill's definition of "harm" is too wide as well. In fact, it can be scrapped in its entirety as the existing Equality Act is more than sufficient.

Hate speech will hobble free speech*
sara@irr.org.za
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Oct 11, 2022

Supporting free speech vigorously means accepting that people are entitled to express hate speech. The response to hate speech should not be to criminalise it, subject only to the Constitution and existing legislation; the Hate Bill speech is unwanted and unnecessary.

Haidt resigns in protest over ideological capture
sara@irr.org.za
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Sep 29, 2022

NYU professor and leading social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has resigned from his professional body due to the new requirement that members must include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism commitments if they want to present research at any conference. Haidt is a leader in the anti-woke movement.

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