My guess is that we have an influence of the social justice warrior mindset or the pussyhat culture that largely responsible. These are some of the most narrow-minded people I have ever seen. And as a POC, in my personal experience some of the most racist people.
I’ve also commented on CP’s fb and yours that this could be a case of jealousy. You’re growing with influence because you are so articulate and smart. They fear losing much of their audience to you because they know they are not in the same league.