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Political Correctness

  1. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  2. Trump’s DOE Vows to Help College Students Restrict Free Speech (About Israel)The Trump administration announces that anti-Zionist speech is too politically incorrect and triggering to be allowed on college campuses.
  3. first person
    What I’ve Learned Performing Comedy at Over 50 College Campuses“When I started touring universities, my first impression was not Wow, these softies can’t take a joke! It was Oh dear God, they are so young!
  4. Study: 24 Million White Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What’s That Mean?A new study suggests that 12 percent of white Americans pass a test for adherence to white identity politics. That’s a lot of people.
  5. ‘Political Incorrectness’ Is Just ‘Political Correctness’ for ConservativesA GOP gubernatorial candidate has learned an important lesson from Trump: Being offensive is now an ideological imperative for conservatives.
  6. Donald Trump: The Campus Free-Speech Crisis Is ‘Highly Overblown’The president argues that the media pays too much attention to the illiberal left, which has little influence beyond “one campus or two campuses.”
  7. the national interest
    The Right Is Worse Than the Left on Free Speech. So What?A value is something you hold yourself to, not just something you taunt the other side with.
  8. Katie Roiphe Is Right About Twitter Feminism and Wrong About #MeTooAn alternatingly brilliant and incoherent essay continues to fascinate.
  9. Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Country’ Comment Is Right-wing Political Correctness Run AmokThe right doesn’t want to face the inconvenient truths of history. So it blames the poverty of ex-slave colonies on the character of their residents.
  10. Establishment Fave McSally Will Run for Senate As a Sharia-Hating Trump AllyIn her campaign announcement video, McSally moves to the right as fast as she possibly can.
  11. Yes, Gone With the Wind Is Another Neo-Confederate MonumentWhile Gone With the Wind is not a chiseled monument in a public place, it contributed to the mythology supporting Jim Crow just as powerfully.
  12. What Is Considered a Fireable Comedy Offense in 2017? The Friday before last, I noticed that my Twitter feed was suddenly really mad at Bill Maher. This wasn’t exactly anything new; he caught […]
  13. Failing GOP Candidate in VA Shows Limits to Attacks on ‘Political Correctness’Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Corey Stewart seems to have gone too far by running on the Confederacy.
  14. good one podcast
    Moshe Kasher Is Ready to Cross the Political Correctness Line, Wherever It Falls“As a stand-up, I have no agenda other than, ‘Is it funny?’”
  15. The ‘Shut It Down!’ Left and the War on the Liberal MindA noisy, illiberal minority in the progressive movement might not be a minority forever.
  16. The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation’s AIDS CrisisBut where is the rural ACT UP?
  17. Trump’s Silence on White Supremacist Terror Is Political Correctness Run AmokThe president is too afraid of offending oversensitive conservatives to protect America against radical racist terrorism.
  18. In Defense of the Much-Maligned College Standup Gig On December 5th, Chris Rock unveiled a promotional image for his forthcoming Total Blackout tour, his first in nearly a decade. As venues are […]
  19. A Communist NYU Professor Says He Got Ousted for Mocking Political CorrectnessThis is a particularly zany example of the annoying campus-culture skirmishes popping up around the country.
  20. PTSD
    Three Things You Should Know About Trigger WarningsLet’s bring some science into this conversation.
  21. microaggressions
    Colleges Are Defining ‘Microaggressions’ Really BroadlyShould administrators get involved when a student says “America is a land of opportunity”?
  22. Chicago and the Anti-Anti-P.C. LeftLots of people on the left agree with the University of Chicago, but they don’t want to admit it.
  23. The Meaning of Trump’s Cult of Political IncorrectnessThe brouhaha over a Trump tweet that allegedly used anti-Semitic symbolism is a good example of how he can be forgiven anything by his followers, except showing concern for others’ feelings.
  24. Pat Buchanan Tells Trump to Stay OffensiveAs most Republicans beg Trump to get a grip on the racism, the former insurgent candidate speaks for the right-wingers who fear he will go all PC
  25. Trump: Racist Comments ‘Totally Fine’According to Trump, the things he said about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s credibility were “totally fine.”
  26. Anti-Trump Riots and the War Over LiberalismThe left has to decide if the oppressor has rights.
  27. Trump’s Anti-P.C. Feedback Loop of White OutrageHis core audience can’t get enough of pushing back against elites and their perceived women-and-minorities clientele.
  28. select all
    How Breitbart Is Milking the Milo Yiannopoulos Campus-Outrage Outrage CycleThis will never end, because college kids have trouble not getting outraged over stupid things.
  29. Emory U. to Track Down Trump-Supporting ChalkersSome students say they were harmed by Sunday night’s act of mass-chalking.
  30. School Gives Trigger Warnings to Armed StudentsAt public universities in Texas, the Second Amendment is in a standoff with the First.
  31. Maybe Political Correctness Isn’t Ruining Comedy The seemingly never-ending war on political correctness has felt particularly salient these past few years. For every self-righteous person […]
  32. books
    Why Some of the Worst Attacks on Social Science Have Come From LiberalsGalileo’s Middle Finger is one of the most important social-science books of 2015 because of how thoroughly it punctures liberal smugness about science.
  33. Bold Moves
    Restaurant Predictably Declares Itself Politically Incorrect“We say Merry Christmas.”
  34. Obama on Political Correctness: ‘A Recipe for Dogmatism’The necessity of arguing difficult things.
  35. Can We Start Taking Political Correctness Seriously Now?Help me get this reporter out of here. I need some muscle over here.”
  36. Barack Obama Versus Political CorrectnessThe president weighs in.
  37. Liberalism vs. the Left: Bernie Sanders, #BlackLivesMatter, and Free SpeechA movement has to decide what democracy means.
  38. Is the New Political Correctness Already Dying?Absurdities mount, as does dissent.
  39. the national interest
    What the Charges Against Laura Kipnis Tell Us About Political CorrectnessA university opens a gender bias investigation against a professor for … writing a column.
  40. Is Political Correctness Good for the Left?We’re thinking about the wrong class of victims.
  41. Secret Confessions of the Anti-Anti-P.C. MovementIn their hearts, they know I’m right.
  42. racial gaffes
    Alaska Congressman Casually Mentions ‘Wetbacks’ Picking TomatoesThere’s the changing face of the GOP, and then there’s Don Young.
  43. School Principal Nixes ‘Proud to Be an American’Parents are not pleased.