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Political Correctness

Is Political Correctness Really "Killing America"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."

Does Flouting 'Political Correctness' Work Both Ways?

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

Conservative Rush Limbaugh stated that Trump, "comes across as somebody that says things (people) would like to say, things they have wanted to say, things they have hoped other people would say." In other words, he lets his inner racist shine through.

From Howard Stern to Donald Trump as Democracy Amuses Itself to Death

Will Bunch | Posted 08.18.2015 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

The joke is long past over. With autumn closing in, it's getting harder to see how the short-fingered vulgarian of the American business world doesn't take his presidential odyssey at least to the gates of the GOP convention in Cleveland, if not beyond.

Do Trigger Warnings On Campus Cause More Harm Than Good?

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.14.2015 | College

Trigger warnings, a means of preemptively alerting an audience to potentially distressing material, have been widely adopted by college prof...

Donald Trump and the Polarization of America

Mirah Riben | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Mirah Riben

How we speak and the decorum and class many have come to expect has nothing to with what political party or ideology one supports. What is political is how attitudes toward marginalized groups affect lawmakers' decision-making.

Donald Trump Is an Asterisk

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Nelson

It was a sultry day in 1980, give or take a year. My wife, our two children and I were east of Cleveland on I90 in the family car, returning from a ...

This Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Political Correctness’ With Something More Accurate

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

Election cycle coverage just got a little more palatable thanks to a new Google Chrome extension. New Zealander Byron Clark set up his web...

What's so Funny About Political Correctness?

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
Craig E. Sherman

People say that our society has become too sensitive. Donald Trump's comments at the debate seemed to rile even further the political correctness cynics. Just because some hide irresponsibly behind political correctness doesn't mean we should eliminate the practice all together.

I'm With Stupid: Tough Times for Dissenting Bakers in Orwell-egon

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Todd Hartley

By now, you may have heard about the lesbian couple in Oregon who were politely turned down when they asked a bakery owned by a Christian couple to make them a wedding cake.

Is Trump Tapping Into PC Backlash?

Kevin Price | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

For those who thought that Trump's remarks made him "dead in the water" politically had to be shocked over what has happened in the days since. He has catapulted in the polls and seems to be taping into the "Silent Majority" that Richard Nixon use to refer to in his presidential campaigns.

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.