Being ‘PC’ Doesn’t Just Threaten Free Speech

I am not one for ‘micro-aggression.’ If you and I have a difference, you will know about it. Unfortunately, as David Limbaugh so aptly points out, the current population of college students cannot tolerate any opinion other than their own. They also take it as a license to run rough over anyone that offends them. This goes to deeper issues that will occur. Read the concerns here.

As Written By David Limbaugh for Townhall:

Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech. That’s true, but I’m not sure that political correctness is the only culprit or that free speech is the only casualty.

Most of us have heard about “white privilege,” “trigger warnings,” “microaggressions” and “safe spaces.” Let me provide rough definitions from an online dictionary and other websites. I’m sure that I could be accused of a microaggression for failing to be more precise, but I’m trying.

White privilege is the notion that whites have an advantage in getting societal benefits in Western countries, to the disadvantage of nonwhite people under the same social, political or economic circumstances. Trigger warnings are communications warning that the content of a text, video, etc., might upset or offend some people, especially those who have previously experienced a related trauma. Microaggressions are subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a minority or other non-dominant group, often unintentionally or unconsciously reinforcing a stereotype. The original idea of safe spaces was that educational institutions should not tolerate anti-LGBT violence, harassment or hate speech. Therefore, certain places were designated as safe for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The term has been expanded to protect all minorities.

Last year, just a few days before Halloween, there was a firestorm involving these concepts when a Yale University professor responded to an email sent to students by…..

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Political Correctness Doesn’t Only Threaten Speech – David Limbaugh

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