In a press release provided to The Texas Horn, The College Fix announced the creation of a new database, the Campus Cancel Culture Database. The database aims to “chronicle and quantify cancel culture’s influence on higher education, tracking its targets and noting its successes and failures.” The College Fix noted to us that, according to the database, UT had seen 23 cancellations over the past decade.
Commenting on this record, Jennifer Kabbany, Editor-In-Chief of The College Fix, stated that “These numerous examples of cancel culture indicate that free speech and diversity of thought are under assault at The University of Texas at Austin. This atmosphere stands in direct conflict with [The University’s] stated goals of tolerance and inclusion.” The full list of UT cancellations can be found here.
But the new database is not exclusively focused on UT. According to the database, the entire state of Texas has seen 47 incidents of interest since 2012. According to Kabbany, The College Fix intends “to track these abuses as long as we must—and unfortunately, it looks like cancel culture is going to keep us busy for years to come.”