This morning, I saw a political post on Facebook that I was tempted to share. It was a photograph, allegedly taken in the past few days. It showed a group of white people partying on a public sidewalk in Manhattan, mask-free and not observing COVID-19 social distancing rules. The text in the post was credited to a man who identified himself as black, and he was pointing out that a crowd of white people didn’t have the same worries about being confronted by the police that he and his friends would have if they did the same thing. I really … Continue reading Careful With Public Shaming. That Means Don’t.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed By Jon Ronson Nonfiction Penguin Hardcover Copyright 2015 $27.95 ISBN-13: 978-1-59448-713-2 It’s amazing how the current GOP Presidential Primary candidates don’t seem to notice when they’re publicly shamed. Some people have an easy way to avert that trauma. If they don’t feel shame in the first place, they’re all set. They might accuse the media of unfair harassment, but they won’t feel like dirt themselves. Most of us look at the GIFs of sad clown performances by Donald Trump, et al, and feel grateful we aren’t the types to get into jams like that. Or … Continue reading Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson