Media Moments on Ostracism Experiences (MMOE)

Ostracism on It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Segment, Who Said That?

Sarah McCammon, Kimberly Adams, and Danielle Kurtzleben discuss Alan Dershowitz’s op-ed piece on being shunned and ostracized during NPR’s July 6th It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders.  Catch their commentary on Dershowitz and Ostracism during the Segment, “Who Said That?” here.

VA Whistleblowers Experience a Culture of Fear and Retaliation

NPR investigation finds that senior leadership at the Central Alabama VA subject employees who speak up to punishments including physical isolation and verbal abuse, bullying in and outside the workplace, and counter-investigations that blamed the employees for creating a “hostile work environment.”

Head to NPR for more.

Janelle Monáe on Ostracism and Bullying

Janelle Monáe recently came out, declaring herself “a Queer Black Woman in America” and dedicates her album Dirty Computer to those dealing with ostracism and bullying:

“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” she says in a tone befitting the commander patch on her arm. “This album is for you. Be proud.”

Head to Slate for more on Monáe and her experiences with Ostracism.