Monday, 25 June 2018

United States: The Public Shaming of Public Officials


The Public Shaming of Public Officials

From the Washington Post: “Anger and division in American politics are creating a rising phenomenon: the public shaming and shunning of political figures while they are going about their private lives.”
“Few laws expressly prohibit a business from refusing service to a customer because of political views. Civil rights lawyers said that while there have been many cases in recent history involving establishments barring black people, women or members of the LGBT community, shunning people for their political ideology or affiliation has been relatively uncommon.”
“Until now. And in a time of intense political division, social media is magnifying the confrontations.”



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