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Political Correctness

It's Not Political Correctness, It Is Free Market Capitalism

John Friedman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
John Friedman

When Macy's made their statement that their values of diversity and inclusion were incompatible with the statements Mr. Trump made they were not questioning his right to say them. They were expressing their freedom of association (and dissociation) with those articulated, public statements.

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.

Seth MacFarlane Blames Media For Exaggerating Political Correctness

AP | By JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane dismisses the notion that comedy has become more politically correct these days. ...

Let's Stop Blaming Millennials for Everything

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

Most topics are polarizing, but the idea colleges were too PC found a home where both conservatives and liberals could reside. From the Huffington Post to the Rush Limbaugh show, many agreed that Millennials needed to toughen up and take a joke.

Killing Jokes

James Altschul | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
James Altschul

The domain of being offended was once dominated by religious puritans and overprotective parents imploring others to "think of the children." The idea that college students would be the vanguard of concern over offensive comedy was itself a laughable notion.

America's Unwanted Young Men

Dennis Santiago | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Dennis Santiago

I've been watching a sad tale of prejudice and hate. It started years ago in a place called Columbine. Two misfits named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold...

Political Correctness and the Wussification of Conservatives

Dale Hansen | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

In the end the hand wringing over political correctness is just the politically correct way for some people to defend their unwillingness to change.

Trusted Teacher Fired for Discussing Sandy Hook During Safety Drill

Bill Blaney | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Bill Blaney

Teachers have to be allowed to teach and sensitive subjects must be allowed to be breached. Sandy Hook was a tragic event that no one wishes to see happen again, but we should also never forget.

Jerry Seinfeld Explains His PC Issue With ‘Gay French King' Joke

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

Political correctness be damned. Jerry Seinfeld further explained his issue with the PC police during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyer...

An Open Letter to Jerry Seinfeld from a 'Politically Correct' College Student

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Anthony Berteaux

Yes, Mr. Seinfeld, we college students are politically correct. We will call out sexism and racism if we hear it. But if you're going to come to my college and perform in front of me, be prepared to write up a set that doesn't just offend me, but has something to say.

Are Colleges Destroying Comedy?

Nathan Timmel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

When you're not paying attention to content and you're simply trying to indulge the delicate sensibilities of a society waiting to be outraged, you've already lost.

Life's a Bitch for Straight White Folks

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

Reading the news these days might lead one to believe that white folks, particularly straight male white folks, are a beleaguered minority in America. It reminds me of a Martin Mull "middle class blues" parody years ago, where Mull sang with faux anguish about his martini being too warm. Pity us poor people of privilege.

Bill Maher Slams Liberals For Slamming Liberals

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy

"Don't throw the synthetic baby out with the bathwater," Bill Maher said Friday. During his "New Rules" segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher," the...

A Pet Peeve Against 'Pet Parenting' -- Time to Push Back Against Equating Animals With Children

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Steven Kurlander

Enough is enough already. We need to get our heads back on straight when it comes to loving our pets and defining our relationships with them. Considering ourselves "pet owners" and not "pet parents" is a good start.

Is There an Alternative to Political Correctness in the Workplace?

Bill Donius | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

The political correctness practiced at work and in public is deceptive. It makes it easier to lie to yourself as to why you are not making meaningful progress in your personal life, relationships, approach to health and fitness and other commitments.

Trigger Warning: I Am About to Critique Trigger Warnings

Gad Saad | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Gad Saad

There are justifiable case-by-case situations wherein an educator might exhibit targeted sensitivity to a student's unique circumstances. This is humane and laudable. In most instances though, trigger warnings are not a manifestation of justified empathy but are symptomatic of an ailing culture.

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.

Jonathan Chait Responds To Gawker's Spa Offer

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Jonathan Chait became enemy No. 1 of many on the internet Tuesday after New York magazine published his political-correctness opus, titled "Not A Very...

VALENTI: Chait Has Double Standard About Free Speech

The Guardian | Jessica Valenti | Posted 01.28.2015 | Media

When a writer like New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait feels it necessary to whine in print about his and other (mostly well-remunerated) writers’ ...

Most Disconcerting of 2014: Minimum Wage Increases Pass in States Electing Republicans?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Democratic messaging is getting some post-election attention, but not the right kind of attention. For messaging isn't just tweaking style. If the Democrats are going to be successful, they need to reconsider their substance.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.28.2015 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Military BRATS = Bright. Resilient. Active. Talented. Successful.

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

I may not have been able to speak up when I was a child and people tried to change my name, but I'm not a little girl anymore. I can speak up now. I am not anybody's "little CHAMP." I am a military BRAT... and proud of it.

Alien Message From Space: We Want Dr. Matt Taylor's Bowling Shirt!

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a remarkable development, scientists have received a message from deep space in which aliens want to know how and where they can get the bowling shirt of hot, scantily-clad women worn by Rosetta physicist Matt Taylor.

Take Viagra If You Can Afford It: The Necessary Comedy of Lewis Black

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

Comedy, humor in general, can be a way of turning things upside down, shifting our angle of vision away from distraction. And it says things out loud that many of us are either already thinking or have bubbling close to consciousness.

Sarah Silverman and the Art of Advocacy

Dana Beyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Social progress, with a concomitant increase in visibility, brings the need for that community to adapt in order to make further progress. A recent case in point is the politically correct backlash from some in the trans community directed toward Sarah Silverman and the equal-pay video from the National Women's Law Center last week.