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Politically Correct

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities. This begins with changing our language.

Donald Trump Is Being Politically Correct

Frank Islam | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Frank Islam

As 2015 draws to a close, Trump has shown that being politically correct by not being politically correct is a poll-winner. It's also become a popular place to be for other Republican presidential candidates. This is scary stuff in more ways than one.

There Is a War, But It's Not on Christmas

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

A Facebook "friend" of mine recently commented on her friend's post. Her children's public school has replaced a "Christmas" concert with a "Peace on Earth" concert. The parents in this American suburb have reacted like the school has cancelled Christmas all together. Forever. And ever. The outrage these good Christians feel is palpable.

Stop Being Politically Correct!

Erin Havel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Havel

The current push to stop being politically correct is misguided. Especially when many screaming the loudest for its demise are also those who believe all terrorists are Muslim, all African Americans are criminals, and that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is far worse than offending an entire culture of Native Americans.

This Holiday Season, It Is the Thought That Counts

Megan Alrutz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Alrutz

Co-authored with Tamara Carroll, a director and teaching artist focused on developing new works and theatre for young audiences. She is an MFA candida...

Dear Mr. Claus, We Have Some Concerns About Your Upcoming Visit

Beth Bartlett | Posted 12.07.2015 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

As a politically correct, progressive family, we normally eschew such materialistic pursuits like the crazed consumerism of Christmas. However, we see your impending visit as a chance to celebrate the tradition of goodwill and generosity, especially if you're bringing new iPhones.

Politically Correct: Holidays Edition

Michelle Satterfield | Posted 12.03.2015 | Religion
Michelle Satterfield

The true spirit of the holidays does not lie in maintaining the precious feelings of the over-privileged, or trying to put ourselves at the center of everyone else's world, but rather in spreading happiness to places it's seldom found.

The Real Problem With Political Correctness

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Jeff Steinmann

Political correctness is not an actual problem, and it's certainly not a threat to Christians, Jews, Americans, Muslims or anyone else. It's a device that was made up to defend against threats to the status quo.

Politically Correct or Polite and Caring?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bil Hitchcock

It's interesting as you get older that the things your parents told you start to ring more and more true...perhaps it is maturing or maybe it's encountering situations and from somewhere a saying from the past pops up.

Politically Correct or Gospel Compliant?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

You do not love your neighbors as yourself when you deny them equal dignity, equal access or equal protection. And you do not love your neighbors as yourself when you use language, take actions or support policies that offend or disadvantage them.

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...

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.

Jerry Seinfeld Says College Kids Don't Understand Racism Or Sexism

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

College kids are too politically correct for Jerry Seinfeld. The comedian spoke to ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd for an episode of "The Herd with ...

I Don't Need You To Tell Me That You Don't Agree

Cindy Brandt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

We can celebrate common ground without erecting walls or drawing boundary lines. We can connect without disclaimers, embracing the whole of our conversation partner along with their ideas.

A Lesson in Vanishing Monsters

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

We all, naturally and overwhelmingly, develop prejudice, fears and reluctances of the unknown. And so, this same reluctance might make it so we miss people along the way. People who could have integrated into our lives in a very meaningful way.

Día de los Muertos Is Not Halloween

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

We all are familiar with Día de los Muertos -- the white face paint, the illustrations of grinning skulls, the panoramas of skeleton musicians and dancers. However, there is still great confusion in America about what this holiday actually signifies. Although it takes place at the same time of year as Halloween and shares the theme of ghostly visitors, there are fundamental differences.

10 Names for Me That I Find Offensive, Incorrect, Bigoted, Sexist and Just Plain Wrong!

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

Calling me a boy implies that I am either immature or some kind of sexual plaything, and not at the same intellectual level as a man. There's a demeaning hierarchy in motion.

Speaking Out Against the General Public's Usage of the Verbal 'Rim Shot'

Michael Ziegfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Michael Ziegfeld

It's hard to remember before the '90s when stand up comedy had yet to be on every television channel or on every street corner establishment holding a comedy night.

Tell It Like It Is

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

He backed up a couple of steps, held the door open for me, and, with a smile, said, "You first, old man." When I tell my friends about this, they say, "That was really an unkind thing for him to say." But I tell my family and friends how much I appreciated his comment, because it reflected the truth.

On Civil Rights, Don Imus, Feminists, and Political Correctness

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.18.2013 | College
Gina Barreca

A student from another institution telephoned me and wanted to talk about political correctness. Our exchange, unedited, appears below.

Thou Shalt Not Wear a Native American Headdress

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Thom Nickels

In case you haven't heard, in Philadelphia the "politically correct" crowd is on the warpath over a New Year's Day Mummers skit by Northwest Philadelphia's Venetian New Year's Association.

Why I Choose to be Politically Incorrect

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 11.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I'm not going to lie -- even though I frequently get annoyed by such narrow-minded comments, there is a part of me secretly throwing confetti. If I get people to have a reaction, and possibly engage in a dialogue, then I know I've accomplished what I set out to do.

What Not to Say to Someone in a Wheelchair

Cory Zacker | Posted 09.02.2012 | Parents
Cory Zacker

My husband is a paraplegic. He's also a great father, a loving spouse and an occasional marathoner.

What's so wrong with "Mademoiselle"

Mona Elyafi | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Mona Elyafi

Turning "Madame" into the universal title for women creates, in my opinion, a form of reverse discrimination.

'Politically Correct' -- The Lazy Bully's Label of Choice

Alfie Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alfie Kohn

Theoretically, any idea or practice that's widely accepted, but which one would like to call into question, could be described as politically correct (PC).