Every fair-minded person must agree that prejudice is wrong. Prejudice is pre-judging a personâ€™s character or motives based on his or her apparent origins. The most obvious kind of prejudice is to assume that a person believes certain things or acts certain ways simply because he or she is Black or Hispanic or White. Hopefully, mature people in our generation are beyond this false reasoning.
However, we have a serious new problem. In our effort to be fair, we have a growing set of rules that we call â€œpolitical correctness.â€
The Merriam -Webster Dictionary defines politically correct as â€œ: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.â€
It appears that the many warning signs that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a dangerous Islamic extremist were ignored by his superiors because of this concept of “political correctness.” The sad truth is that they might have lost their jobs for accusing him of terrorist tendencies.
So the bottom line is this: Prejudice is wrong, but political correctness has become a type of prejudice itself. Therefore, it is wrong and ought to be abandoned.
Politically Correct – Merriam-Webster
Politically Correct – Conservapedia
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