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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 07.01.2014 | Gay 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).

Hasan, Fort Hood, and the Need to Reassert, "Wow, I'm an American!"

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Breggin

The military failed to protect itself from Major Nidal Hasan. Why? Because it has been neutered by the shame and guilt engendered by political correctness.

Political Correctness Run Amok: NAACP Plays the (Hallmark) Race Card

Michele Langevine Leiby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Langevine Leiby

The NAACP is officially irrelevant. That became crystal clear when the 100-year-old civil rights organization put its credibility in jeopardy in a campaign against... a Hallmark card.

The End of Political Correctness

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Abe Gurko

Over the last few decades, we have become curiously, annoyingly and extremely politically correct and certain words have become absolutely taboo. That...

Towson Students Offer Thoughts on Professor Fired for Racial Slur

The Towerlight | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Allen Zaruba, a professional artist and adjunct art professor who has taught at the University for 12 years, was fired last Thursday after being repor...

The Philip Roth Reader: Love Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Stabiner

I'll endure a dollop of political incorrectness for the sake of an insanely smart story; in this post-feminist world, I'm just that confident.

What Maids Teach Us About Physical Health, Life Longevity

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

What if maids were made aware that a fitness routine is embedded into their job? Could changing their mindset lead to actual changes in their physical and mental health?

Balloon Boy Sheriff

Fort Collins Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden on Saturday will be hosting his annual Christmas tree-trimming party. Called the "Apparently Annual Politically I...