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Politically Correct

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...

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...

Sheriff Alderden's Jokes Draw Ire

The Coloradoan | Adam Chodak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A volunteer for the nonprofit Muslims Against Hunger group is not upset Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden plans to hold a Christmas tree-trimming pa...

Politically Correct or Perfectly Crazy

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Kinney

What seems to qualify as Politically Correct these days can leave you scratching your head or screaming like a lunatic.

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?

Fathers Matter "Now" More Than Ever

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Male influence in a child's life is invaluable, irreplaceable and necessary for most of us. There, I said it.

It's Stylish and Smart to Be a Mother Again, Thanks to Michelle Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

It's seems stylish and even respectable again in political and social circles to admit that you may consider motherhood as important as any career, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.

It's OK to Say Black

Jennifer Trannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Trannon

Why are people so afraid to say "the Black guy?" It comes from the PC movement but go ahead, I'm giving you permission. It's OK to say Black.