Examples Of Political Correctness

817 Words4 Pages
What does it mean to be politically correct? Political correctness, often shortened to PC, is defined as agreeing with the idea that people should be careful not to use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people. However, through generations of usage by the American government and the nation as a whole, it is obvious that this type of censorship is only a curtain for people to hide behind their real thoughts on “offensive” matters, such as sexuality and race. Many people argue that political correctness is a destructive force, one built on the foundational belief that by avoiding certain topics, the offensiveness of them will disappear entirely. It is because we as a nation are fearful of what we say, write, think, and especially of using the wrong words that may be denounced as insensitive, racist, sexist, or homophobic, that we give political correctness an unintentional, threatening power.

Political correctness’ historical roots lie in a variation of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle. Much like Marxism, political correctness is deemed as a totalitarian ideology, where it used as a means to limit free thought. It’s origins can be traced back to the installation of the Frankfurt School in 1923. The school was founded with the intention to develop
…show more content…
Some of these documents date back to 9/11, when radical muslims apart of the terrorist group al- Qaeda had operated a series of four coordinated attacks on the U.S, killing almost 3,000 people. To completely ignore these attacks and even erase their existence in historical documents in order to protect innocent muslims is simply letting the terrorists win. Their religion should not excuse them of their actions, no matter how politically correct the government wants to
Open Document