Once again, identity politics trump rational debate
The group warfare ideology cannot acknowledge that Mr. Cooper and Mr. Suri were deeply offended by each other's comments, and thereafter leave matters alone. Mr. Suri would no doubt score higher in the so-called "oppression Olympics" than Mr. Cooper. Therefore, in a world where identity politics prevail, Mr. Cooper is made to apologize (and is removed from participation in the Committee) because his feelings of offence are deemed to be weaker or less important than Mr. Suri's feelings of offence. This is ridiculous because nobody can judge who felt more offended.