Can political correctness go too far? This is an important question to answer. But before I answer it, let me tell you a little bit about myself. It relates; I promise. Some Background I absolutely believe in the power of love to solve our personal and political problems, and I am not ashamed to say… Continue reading Can Political Correctness Go Too Far?
People have been criticizing political correctness a lot lately. But criticizing political correctness is not new. I remember hearing people talk about political correctness in college in the nineties. And early in my professional career, I enjoyed the book Politically Correct Fairy Tales. The phrase itself has been around for quite a while. Everyone is… Continue reading Why Criticizing Political Correctness is No Badge of Honor
Imagine, if you will, that someone walks up to you and says, "4+4=8. I'm just telling it like it is." Or, "Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky. I'm just telling it like it is." Or, "George Washington was our first President. I'm just telling it like it is." People Don't Say "I'm Just Telling It… Continue reading “I’m Just Telling It Like It Is”: I Do Not Think That Phrase Means What You Think It Means
I believe the phrase politically correct is unhelpful. This phrase has been around for some time, but it became a dominant feature of cultural discourse this last election cycle. Donald Trump and Political Correctness Donald Trump made political correctness or rather ‘anti-political correctness’ the centerpiece of his political campaign. He portrayed himself as a maverick,… Continue reading Why the Phrase Politically Correct is Unhelpful