Hmm perhaps. Up until a few years ago, it wasn't really a 'thing'. We do have laws against discrimination, BUT again only very rarely are they an issue. I think what really woke people up the most was the threat to online freedoms. At least Trump put a stop to that.The US has freedom of speech, in fact it has the most freedom of speech. The government cannot arrest someone for speech unless if the speech is threatening. The other restriction is defamation which can get someone sued. It is true that many people get assaulted at rallies but that is antifa thugs doing that, not the government. In fact, the government is considering labeling antifa as a terrorist organizations.
Freedom of speech is uniquely an American concept, making America the freest country. The worst tyrannical governments are governments that pretend that their countries are free which is the state the UK is in. That is Britain would be better off as an autocratic monarchy, because that kind of government is honest about the lack of freedom. A good historical example is comparing England under Charles I with England under Oliver Cromwell. Charles I believed he ruled by divine right and under him the English had the freedom to celebrate Christmas, play sports on Sunday, etc. Oliver Cromwell claimed he ruled in name of the people, but he restricted so much freedom that the English cheerfully welcomed Charles I's son Charles II back as king.
Multiple countries and companies are signing the "Christchurch call." The US isn’t among them.
NZ used to be a happy little nation, minding it's own bullshit, dealing with it's own bullshit up until a few years ago. The Government has successfully infected us with the same SJW anti white rhetoric that the rest of the West suffers from.
Most people here have common sense about what is right and what is wrong, but now that has become 'bad' and 'racist'. Some SJWs are in a conundrum because a Maori community leader has spoken out against accepting more refugee kebabs. This has led to more people coming out of the dark too. Maori are like NZ's black and native community- very marginalised and negatively over marginalised. Also, we have shit social welfare, social housing, health and education. Apparently wanting to help the poor people of your own country first is racist.
What is really wrong with NZers is that everyone just wants to be status quo. If someone dares to speak out for or against something you become a social pariah. Damn our British roots! https://www.noted.co.nz/health/psychology/tall-poppy-syndrome-psychological-roots/