Canceling ‘Roseanne’ Wasn’t About Conviction, It Was About Capital

Canceling ‘Roseanne’ Wasn’t About Conviction, It Was About Capital

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It happened so fast you almost could have missed it. Over the course of two days earlier this week, Roseanne Barr fired off a series of racist (and anti-Semitic, and otherwise conspiracy-minded) tweets, prompting left-wing outrage and calls to #BoycottABC and extreme right-wing joy. Then, amidst high-profile collaborators like Wanda Sykes announcing they’d be leaving…