Whether race, gender, religion, ethnicity or nationality, any demographic made up of a diversity of viewpoints, philosophies, experiences, positions, and perspectives.
As with many other animal species, the human species survives and functions by working in groups and societies. People whose brains function differently than normal often and almost by definition have issues fitting in with society.
Looking at different historical numeration systems demonstrates how language profoundly affect human thinking, perception and function.
Wherever it comes from and for whatever the cause, such illiberalism distorts and suppresses science and academic research. This in turn hurts society and often the activists' very causes.