The following is a lightly edited transcript of remarks made by Kmele Foster during a Newsweek podcast debate on cancel culture. You can listen to the podcast here:. I hate the phrase "cancel culture," and I think I'm on record about that. But what I hate about it is the fact that it emphasizes, in practice... the cancelation and not the cultural bit. Cancel culture is the prevailing social milieu that we operate in... as a result of a number of different factors, perhaps primarily the proliferation of new kinds of technologies that allow us to quickly share different things and come together and coalesce as groups.