The Cotton Boll: Outrage culture or legitimate grievance?


Whatever the reverse of being woke is, our country is infested with it. The minute one person takes issue with something, the entire internet comes down on them in a torrent of scorn and mockery. The pendulum swings both ways simultaneously on “political correctness”, and we all get filet in the downswing.

Take for example the cotton plant decorations used at a dinner party for black students of Lipscomb University last weekend. The university president invited several black students to his home to discuss their experience at the university over a nice meal. However, the way the students saw it, they were talked to more than listened to, ate stereotypical “black food”, including collard greens and cornbread, and the tables were decorated with dried cotton plants. Continue reading