Critical conversations are not sexy. There is no money in having it. Sensationalism gets the headlines and the money.
Sensationalism fuels the lizard brain. Sensationalism shows us a result right now where critical conversations give no guarantee of showing a result.
Sensationalism is the quick beach vacation with plastic chairs and shitty beach drinks. The babes wear bikinis. You don't have to do much but sit around and watch passively. It looks good in a postcard.
Critical conversations are like a long cumbersome hike. It also looks good on a postcard but nothing beyond that. Planning for the hike takes time, energy, money, and lots of thinking. Then you have to actually go. One foot in front of the other. With a heavy backpack. Sweating, hurting, and unravelling your vulnerability with each mile in front of the worst person possible -- yourself.
Sensationalism leads to hatred, one seemingly victimized group primed and ready against another.
Critical conversations could lead to enlightnment but it damn sure does not lead to hatred.
Look, they have a pineapple mojito flavored crushed ice margarita with a salt rim and an umbrella on it. With valet parking!