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Politcal Correctness - the next step in that direction.

Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Nov 2015 3:44 am

Re: education in American universities. And someone suggested they're 'The land of the free'? Hmmm.
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'The Coddling of the American Mind
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. [continues, at length, but I found it thought provoking]
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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... nd/399356/
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Re: Politcal Correctness - the next step in that direction.

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 13 Nov 2015 3:56 am

That's not PC, that's censorship.

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Re: Politcal Correctness - the next step in that direction.

Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Nov 2015 4:05 am

Yes I agree, it reminds me of 'Orwellian Doublespeak'. Altering the presentation of a fact to make it more palatable to an audience.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublespeak
'Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs, "servicing the target" for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable.'
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Re: Politcal Correctness - the next step in that direction.

Postby x9200 » Fri, 13 Nov 2015 7:35 am

Surely it's a form of PC but also resembles wrongly understood stress-free upbringing. Besides, calling some words or phrases "micro-aggression" - the examples they gave, it's like seeing sex connotations everywhere and aggression assumes also bad intentions.

Such inventions are pure absurds and very damaging in longer terms.


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