I’m halfway through my first cup of coffee, so I hope this makes sense.
I’m glad you mentioned your own writing, because I wanted to clarify something. When I said I didn’t always agree with your delivery, it had nothing to do with the quality of your writing. You write quite well, and make it seem effortless. It’s sickening, really. :) But you are emphatic, and when someone disagrees emphatically on here, people get defensive. That doesn’t necessarily make you wrong, I just wouldn’t do it. I’m not articulate enough to debate such topics, particularly with people who are unlikely to be swayed. That’s too much like work, and I already have a challenging job.
I follow you and Lana and Olatunji because you offer something other than the same regurgitated mainstream Medium arguments. You make me think, and I like that. But, even though they claim otherwise, I don’t believe that’s the case with many people. Like you mentioned, they are looking to confirm what they already believe, and also like you mentioned, seem to recommend based on the title. I have no proof of this, but I can think of no other reason for otherwise (seemingly) intelligent people to recommend and share illogical, hateful drivel.