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July 22, 2020, 1:38 p.m. -  Pete Roggeman

That's not a fair take. If you're going to make a comment, you owe it to yourself and the author to read the whole thing to make sure you take it all in. You can skim gear reviews all you want, but pay attention to editorial because that's the shit that matters. The folks that presented the petition to Yeti publicized that fact, in effect forcing Yeti to respond publicly. For them to say nothing publicly would open them up to a lot of criticism for not responding. Thinking companies are going to make the necessary considerations and steps but then not responding when they've done so is wholly unrealistic. Yeti knew they'd take more hits no matter what they did. But as soon as that story went public, they became entitled to respond publicly. If we want an environment where individuals and companies take appropriate steps to make things better, we also have to understand the environment within which they're being asked to do so. If you want to change your racist friend's behaviour, I don't think that coming at them like a screeching gargoyle is the way to do it - and yet a lot of really passionate entities are using that tactic. It's ineffective.  If you start by yelling, you'll get a defensive response. A huge part of the problem with polarized society right now is that there's a lot more self-righteousness than there is a dedicated effort to engage in discourse. Spreading the learning and talking about differences is more important than 'being right' but both sides are still more focused on the latter.

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