Brief Thoughts on "Political Correctness"

  • Mocking political correctness is the sneaky way to voice your fear of change. It’s the modern rewrite of “back in my day...”
  • Often, it’s also a way for someone to cowardly acknowledge their resentment of those who are marginalized being empowered without being the person who says the racist, homophobic, or just plain hurtful thing out loud.
  • At its worst, mocking political correctness is a ‘yes’ vote for the status quo. And voting ‘yes’ for the status quo gets us nowhere but right were we already are.
  •  Point the finger at "political correctness" is a tactic to dismiss touch subjects and shut down the meaningful discussions we should be having.

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