Political Correctness in San Francisco
By Scott Sumner
It seems that San Francisco is changing the name of a street. The street is currently named after a racist former mayor. Henceforth it will be named after a Stalinist artist:
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted yesterday to change the name of Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way, citing racist policies of the city’s former leader, Mayor James Duval Phelan, the Chronicle reported.
I am reminded of an interesting diagram produced by Mark Perry:
A similar diagram might portray those who think the 1950s blacklist was unjust, and those who currently favor blacklisting Hollywood figures who make non-PC statements. How big would the overlap be?