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Political Correctness

Donald Trump and Why Political Incorrectness and Bullying Amount to the Same Thing

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Derek Penwell

How can people, who presumably have the freedom to choose otherwise, fall in line behind a guy who's pretty sure that Mussolini was tragically misunderstood?

The Crusade Against Political Correctness Shows Its True Colors

John Compton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
John Compton

The implicit message was this: It's fine to honor women or minorities, but not if this means dethroning a white male President from a widely used denomination, or even engaging in a serious debate about the moral legacy of the nation's early leaders.

Political Correctness: The Effects on Our Generation

Kai Sherwin | Posted 04.08.2016 | Teen
Kai Sherwin

According to Listverse, a school in California sent five students home after they refused to remove their American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, the...

Political Correctness in the Workplace...or Not?

Robert Glaspie | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Robert Glaspie

In the US we are currently in the early stages of a presidential political season, and it seems that the most outrageous rhetoric is ruling the day. There also seems to be a groundswell of people who take offense at being held to standards of appropriateness, or "political correctness."

When Is PC Un-PC?

Sophia Armenakas | Posted 03.31.2016 | Teen
Sophia Armenakas

In principle, political correctness encourages people to choose their words carefully so as not to offend those who have faced or continue to face dis...

How to Hurl a Trump-Sized Insult Like a Pro!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 03.25.2016 | Comedy
Janet Eve Josselyn

Try to find the ugliest part of the person's appearance, paying particular attention to faces, waistlines and butts. If the person doesn't look like a model, just call her ugly.

Listen: How to Trump Trump and Make America Greater Than Ever

Kai Degner | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Kai Degner

This is mostly a letter to my kids or grandkids. I don't have kids or grandkids, and am not married. So I don't know exactly to whom I'm writing yet.

The New Jim Crow Includes You, Too

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

If you've ever wondered how you would have behaved during the Civil Rights Movement, or if you had lived in some more consequential time in history, you don't have to wonder any more. That time has come again.

Keep It Zippered

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.15.2017 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The conduct of the Republican primaries makes Lord of the Flies look like a well-ordered society.

Race and Racism in the Time of Obama

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.21.2017 | Politics
Steve Nelson

From the beginning of his service, Barack Obama has been successfully marginalized as "the other," with a substantial part of the electorate (and the United States Congress) questioning not only his politics or policies, but also his very legitimacy.

College Chancellor Mistakes Skincare Product For Blackface

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.19.2016 | College

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper is facing a backlash for sending a campus-wide note this week condemning an image on soci...

Political Incorrectness

Shalva Gozland | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Shalva Gozland

Ask a politician a blunt question, and chances are you'll never quite get a real answer. Say the truth loud and clear, and you'll probably become a pariah of sorts- unless you're Trump, that is.

Beached America

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Robert Koehler

For at least the last four decades now I feel like I've been living in Beached America: a nation that has lost its values, even as it writhes in violent agitation, inflicting its military on the vulnerable regions of the planet.

Oscar, For the 88th Time, Do The Right Thing

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

After 88 years, isn't it fair to expect that a societal shift should have already occurred that would result in better representation of the diverse American family in an industry that is inherent to America? Please, Oscar, do the right thing, already!

Who Matters in America? A Call for Political Correctness

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.08.2017 | College
Steve Nelson

The rise of so-called "political correctness" is not the infantilizing of students. It is the long overdue voice given to the real experiences of all students.

No, There Was No Debate About Removing An MLK Quote At The University Of Oregon

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

Multiple news outlets reported in the past two weeks that students at the University of Oregon nearly removed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote from a ca...

The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off a Liberal

Daniel Miller | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Daniel Miller

When asked why you won't support Hillary Clinton for President, say "I've got two words for you. BEN GHAZI."

The Force of Political Correctness

Ashton Chan | Posted 01.28.2017 | College
Ashton Chan

To avoid irritating anyone, many smart people would rather keep silent, rarely expressing themselves honestly. Why risk it? The idea of being safe, of being politically correct, trumps all else, including freedom of thought and expression. And to me, that's actually a shame.

The Right to Tell the Government to Go to Hell: Free Speech in an Age of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors and Compliant Citizens

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Free speech is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who are easily offended, readily intimidated or who need everything wrapped in a neat ...

Won't vs Can't--How Political Correctness Can Stunt Our Growth

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

If you're a regular reader of my blog, then you know I am a huge believer in kindness. This may lead you to conclude that I am also a supporter of pol...

Political Correctness Really Does Work -- in Politics, Marriage and Life

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The bad rap that political correctness gets is because those who attack it really want to say anything they want to say, wherever they want to say it, no matter whom they offend and, in many cases, no matter how rude they are.

Why Facilitating Dialogue Is More Challenging Than Ever

Murali Balaji | Posted 01.07.2017 | Religion
Murali Balaji

In the year since the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, free speech and political correctness, particularly in the West, have been presented as antithetical. Both conservative and liberal intellectuals have noted that political correctness has dissuaded free speech and silenced meaningful dialogue.

Why 'Autistic' and 'Autism' Are Not Dirty Words

Haley Moss | Posted 01.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Haley Moss

Autistic appears to be an insult in this world. While cringing at the past tense usage, I replied to my conversation partner, "I am autistic. I have autism." Present tense. I live in a world where normally, it is safer to hide it than to be criticized for how I see myself.

Yes, College Students Are Sooo Sensitive

Brett A. Sokolow | Posted 01.06.2017 | College
Brett A. Sokolow

It's possible to usher in a new era of sensitive and inclusive dialogue that is not hyper-sensitive. It's possible to improve the campus sensitivity to microaggressions without making them punishable offenses. Students are so sensitive, and this is one of their best qualities.

Thinking Harder about Political Correctness

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Notice the irony of Trump benefitting from the politics of resentment. Billionaires like Trump make off with too much of the nation's income and wealth, at the expense of ordinary working stiffs. And then Trump puts on his politician's hat and cashes in on the resentment. And here's where it gets really tricky. Some of the ultra-P.C. stuff is silly and makes it easier for the right to lampoon liberals. The broader challenge here is that many of the causes that Trump and company put down as P.C. are legitimate and overdue. How long will it take before cops who brutalize black citizens are brought to justice? Do we really want to evict 12 million law abiding immigrants, many of whom were brought here as kids? But when the local working class is getting clobbered economically, it's easier to play off the races against each other.