Click here for full article: Just because we still have free-speech rights doesn’t mean we feel free to exercise those rights, to say what’s on our minds. What if we’re afraid to voice our opinions? Are we still free then? Let’s start with this — about how a majority of Americans are so afraid of what could happen to them if they express an unpopular opinion. Nearly two out of every three Americans (62 percent) say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe — because they’re worried that others might find their opinions offensive.
The former US president Barack Obama has spoken against call-out culture. ‘I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people … that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.’ Obama said that achieving change was a much more difficult issue than simply using social media. ‘That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,’ the 44th US president said at the the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.