Will Political Correctness Backfire?

It's been tremendous fun watching white upper-middle-class-liberal Jonathan Chait telling us that SJW mau-mauing just ain't fair when he's on the receiving end. A platoon of eager beavers showed up immediately to remind him how he's loved political correctness when he's doing it to conservatives. And just to help out, upper-middle-class Reihan Salam has chimed in on Slate to remind its upper-middle-class readers that upper-middle-class liberals are the root of all evil. All this is fine, but does it mean anything? Does it suggest, as the Brits say, that political correctness is reaching its sell-by date? The truth is, we don't know. I'm encouraged by lefty Fredrik deBoer, whose rant seems to have gone viral: I have seen, with my own two eyes, a 19 year old white woman -- smart, well-meaning, passionate -- literally run crying from a classroom because she was so ruthlessly brow-beaten for using the word “disabled.”... I have...(Read Full Article)

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