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At-Will Employment Is the Real “Cancel Culture”

Becca Rothfeld Jacobin
A person sitting alone at a desk in the dark. The “cancel culture” debate never focuses on at-will employment, which allows most American workers to be “canceled” at the drop of a hat — even those teaching in higher education.

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Why the Chicks Dropped Their "Dixie"

Amanda Petrusich The New Yorker
The all-female country band, formerly "The Dixie Chicks," which survived an instance of proto-cancel culture for its politics in the past, again wants to meet the current moment.
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