Tagged: political correctness

On Race Language: The Good, The Bad, and The Indifferent

As an addendum to my recent article about the linguistic tyranny of political correctness (read it here), please indulge me in the following rant. In response to the above-mentioned article, a very thoughtful reader e-mailed some of her own reflections and experiences, including the following: In regards to being purely descriptive, and not being potentially racist or some other hateful...

The World Before Racial Hypersensitivity

Imagine a world in which one can actually describe the human species concretely, as one finds it, without measuring every utterance against the ever-changing barometer of political correctness. Imagine a language that actually communicates positively, naturally, rather than forever masking itself in unnecessary, propagandized euphemism in order to avoid the ultimate progressive sin of “offending” someone’s indoctrinated sensitivity and delicateness....

School Coach Branded Racist For Calling Thugs “Thugs”

Imagine if behind every little thug, there were larger, stronger thugs ready to defend those little thugs against criticism or correction. In this situation, thuggery would always grow, and all defense against it would be futile, until at last most people would  just give up and either join the thugs or hide quietly in their corners all their lives. This...

MLB Hopes to Shrink Balls

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been suspended for two games for shouting an “anti-gay slur” at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte during an angry outburst. In other words, he used a word — which apparently is now officially and for all progressive time “the f-word,” equivalent to “the n-word” — to attack the masculinity of another player, on...

The Unforced Errors of Knee-jerk Progressive Hatred

A tennis commentator fired by ESPN for supposedly making racially derogatory remarks is suing the network for wrongful dismissal. The details of the case are so ridiculous, and so revelatory of the truly racist mindset of progressive activism, that, given today’s politically correct atmosphere, one can only assume the lawsuit will somehow result in the commentator being sentenced to life in prison. Here are the insane...

France vs. “The Prettiest Sound on Earth”

President Obama says the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset.” Meanwhile, millions of Muslims are eager to kill, rape, or enslave you at sunset in the name of their faith. There is no contradiction here; in fact, the relationship may be causal. For we cannot understand the murderous extremism of modern Islam...

Thought Terminated, or Kafka at Kansas University

A Kansas University professor who used the n-word during a class discussion about race is on leave while the university investigates a discrimination complaint against her. Thus begins an article about one Andrea Quenette, a thirty-three year old assistant professor of communications, whose career has just been permanently blemished, if not ended, because a small group of KU graduate students...