And because the users of Twitter tend to be younger, better educated, and wealthier, the impression you get online is that these folks are the norm or at least represent a controlling interest in the Democratic Party. But it’s not true. Social Justice Warriors have a loud voice on social media but represent a small fraction of the country.
What the SJWs do have going for them is a lot of influence with journalists who hold broadly similar views. As Lewis puts it, “Ultra-liberal attitudes to race and gender are indeed not held by the masses, including racial minorities. But, crucially, they are held by the peers of the journalists writing those pieces, with whom these journalists hang out on Twitter.”