This article explains how political correctness is being over-used and to extremes that make life on a college campus unnatural. "Even President Barack Obama has discussed this sensitive culture at colleges, especially the disdain toward aspects of conservative-leaning materials that could potentially offend students" (Gleeson). This comment explains that college students, along with many other people, can be too sensitive to language that they shouldn't be offended by. *** Mash, The. “Is America Becoming Too Politically Correct?” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 7 Dec. 2017, www.huffingtonpost.com/the-mash/is-america-becoming-too-p_b_9387060.html.
The article explains how our whole country was based on the competing visions of nativism and cosmopolitan liberalism (Martin). Also, our society shouldn't discriminate and should be politically correct to all different people and races. *** Spencer, Martin E. “Multiculturalism, ‘Political Correctness," and the Politics of Identity.” SpringerLink, Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers, link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01466302.
In this article, the author explains how being politically correct can have a serious downside, as "The pressure to appear politically correct can have important consequences for social life. In particular, the desire to appear politically correct, and to avoid being seen as racist, sexist, or culturally insensitive, can lead people to espouse publicly support for politically correct issues, such as support for affirmative action, despite privately held doubts" (Van Boven). This quote shows how, in the eyes of the author political correctness in a bad thing for all of society and people. *** Boven, Leaf Van. “Pluralistic Ignorance and Political Correctness: The Case of Affirmative Action.” Political Psychology, Wiley/Blackwell (10.1111), 17 Dec. 2002, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/0162-895X.00187.
This article is about a man's personal experience and opinions on political correctness. He states that he believes that jokes can't even be made without someone getting offended over a political correctness issue. He goes on to say that America as a whole has become a nation built on too much politeness and that has now become a huge problem of not saying what you want to because you don't want to offend anybody (Griffiin). *** Griffin, Larry. “Is Our Society Too Sensitive?” Williston Herald, 13 Sept. 2013, www.willistonherald.com/opinion/columnists/is-our-society-too-sensitive/article_fe92efe2-1c95-11e3-b074-0019bb2963f4.html.
In the article the author starts off talking about how our much more sensitive our generation is compared to past generations. He goes on saying how this has evolved into being too overly sensitive to children, especially in school. Nowadays, it's not even acceptable to glorify a single student because it can hurt other students feelings and not make them feel as special or talented (Naftali Silberberg). According to the author, this is a massive mistake because students should all have their different individual talents and be congratulated for them. *** “Have We Become Too Sensitive?” Jewish Essentials, www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/719188/jewish/Have-We-Become-Too-Sensitive.htm.
In this article, the author defines the phrase political correctness as "a term used to refer to language that seems intended to give the least amount of offense, especially when describing groups identified by external markers such as race, gender, culture, or sexual orientation" (Roper). In making this definition, the author clears up the actual meaning of the words because there's a misconception on the meaning sometimes. *** "Political correctness (PC)." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 Nov. 2013. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/political-correctness-PC/606105. Accessed 3 May. 2018.