Having looked at the different understandings of human rights, we can examine more of the different assumptions that are dividing the country. . . .
Last year Emily Jashinsky wrote about the Progressive-Or-Bigot Binary. This, she said, is “a binary system” that “categorize[s] people either as progressives or bigots.”
She cites as an example a Tweet from a writer for the Atlantic: “If you voted for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room.” There are no shades of gray, no spectrum of opinions, no nuances, no alternative reasons. This is a binary, meaning that there are only two possibilities. If you didn’t vote Democratic, you are a racist.