The Disruption of “Dilbert” and the “It’s Over”: A Post-Amployer Comment on “An Open Call to Discriminate and Defend Against Segregation”
This is not the first time Adams’s strip has been dropped. Lee Enterprises’ newspapers dropped “Dilbert” after Adams introduced his first Black character. Quinn noted that the move was “apparently to poke fun at ‘woke’ culture and the LGBTQ community.”
The comic strip, which has been a part of the USA Today Network for decades, has been stopped. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland said that they would no longer carry the comic.
The Anti-Defamation League said that the phrase emerged on the notorious message board 4chan as a “Trolling campaign” and that it has a long history in the white supremacist movement.
Adams said last week that White people needed to get away from Black Americans. Adams encouraged segregation in a rant on his channel. His comments came in response to a poll from the conservative firm Rasmussen Reports that said 53% of Black Americans agreed with the statement, “It’s OK to be White.”
“It turns out that nearly half of that team doesn’t think I’m okay to be white,” he said, adding that he would re-identify as white. “I’m going to back off from being helpful to Black America because it doesn’t seem like it pays off,” he said. “I get called a racist. That is the only outcome. It makes no sense to help Black Americans if you’re white. It’s over. Don’t even think it’s worth trying.”
Defending Rasism on the Internet: Scott Adams’ response to the Twitter backlash and his personal cartoon “Dilbert” after the 2016 presidential election
Adams reacted to the new backlash on Twitter, saying he’d been cancelled. Nearly 18 minutes into his YouTube show Saturday, he predicted, “Most of my income will be gone by next week … My reputation is not as good as it used to be. You can’t come back from this, am I right? “
The USA Today Network of newspapers publishes the USA Today and has stated on their website that they aim to lead with inclusion and strive to maintain a respectful and equitable environment.
Adams discusses the presidential bid by a Republican. Then, 13 minutes into the video, Adams began his screed by citing the results of a recent public opinion poll conducted by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports.
By telephone and online, the group surveyed a thousand American adults, with this question: “Do you agree or disagree with this statement, ‘It’s OK to be white’?”
The report found that 72% of the respondents agreed, including 53% who are Black. Some 26% of Black respondents disagreed, and 21% said they are “not sure.” Most of the people in the poll agreed with the statement that black people can be racist.
“It’s OK to be white” is said in speeches and on right-wing websites. The Anti-Defamation League has denounced it as a hate chant.
The results of a survey show that the country’s racial tensions can’t be fixed, said a cartoon named Real Coffee with Scott Adams.
Adams previously claimed he was a victim of racism in Hollywood and corporate America. He was a supporter of Donald Trump. For three decades, he produced his comic strip “Dilbert,” which satirizes office culture. According to Andrews McMeel Syndication, “Dilbert” appeared in 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages.
The 65 year old said on his show last week that he identifies as Black because he likes to be on the winning team and that he once helped the Black community. Adams said the results of the Rasmussen poll changed his mind.
“We do not welcome those who promote racism in our homes,” he wrote. “Adams’ reprehensible statements come during Black History Month, when The Plain Dealer has been publishing stories about the work being performed by so many to overcome the damage done by racist decisions and policy.”
The strip was stopped by other newspapers that are a part of the Advance Local newsrooms.
Hate Speech on Twitter under Musk: An Outburst from the Anti-Defamation League and Center for Countering Digital Hate
The Twitter CEO’s comments come amid an influx of hate speech on his platform. The Center for Countering Digital Hate and the Anti-Defamation League both said in recent reports that the volume of hate speech on Twitter has grown dramatically under Musk’s stewardship.
Specifically, the Center for Countering Digital Hate said that the use of the n-word under Musk is triple the average, and the use of slurs against gay men and trans people is up. The antisemitic content on the platform and moderation of antisemitic posts has increased according to data from the Anti-Defamation League.