David Garcia on Tue, 1 Oct 2019 13:18:34 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> From "call out" to "call in"

In a wokshop I attended the other day on the growing prevalence of the polerisation or hyperpartzan nature of public 
discourse a guy who self identified as gay spoke up and described how since the Brexit vote he was aware of an increased
hostility. But, certainly in the context of the workshop he was working on the basis of “good faith” which meant that although
vigilance about our language and attitudes need to remain in place we might also be cautious about “calling out” as 
in public deniciation of what might be inadvertent infringements of progressive norms. Instead he advocated what he
called “call in culture”. In which when something is said that we find offensive or simply wrong we might have a policy of
replacing the public call out with taking the individual to one side and letting them know how we feel.. I think this goes on 
anyway but giving it a name, “call in” seemed useful.

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