The Outrage Machine: “If you publicly accuse someone of racism, sexism or other similar wrongs, you are effectively calling for that person to be fired”

From a Washington Post column by Megan McArdle headlined “What the outrage machine costs us all”:

At this late date, it seems almost unnecessary to point out that if you publicly accuse someone of racism, sexism or other similar wrongs, you are effectively calling for that person to be fired, or at the very least, to suffer some kind of workplace discipline. Yet apparently someone needs to restate the obvious.