This is a great response, and a much better put “other side” of the argument than most identity…
David Hyde

I agree we are better off having the discussion — my main point is where the discussion happens. Meaning, social media makes it hard to have the discussions in private where we can speak openly without fear of our words being twisted by those with agendas. I’m reminded of Cornel West’s comments about TNC, which were really a cover for attacking Obama’s policies, that were co-opted by the alt-right and used to bash TNC (by the alt-right). We can argue about whether West was being genuine in his quest for nuanced discussion of Obama’s time in office, but the point is how the alt-right weaponized his words and used them to attack TNC and Obama in a really ugly, racist pile-on that ended with TNC leaving Twitter.