Do we live in an age of Political Correctness? In the last year we have seen:
Sensibility alert. If you click the hyperlinks they will take you to reports of the remarks and events that got the individuals into trouble. If you feel you can’t bear to read their remarks or might be offended – don’t click the links. The principles remain the same.
This is not just a British phenomenon
In Australia, an ethnically Chinese teacher was fired after his remarks about Chinese students (Wu Wei)
Everyone seems to have a slightly different idea of what Political Correctness is. Here is what is common to all:
It is usually used as an insult – never as a compliment.
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