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Letter: Political correctness is akin to golden rule

Political correctness is akin to golden rule

I’m always perplexed when I hear folks complain that political correctness is out of control. A Google search defines political correctness as “the avoidance of forms of expression or actions that are perceived to exclude, marginalize or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.” Way back in my early childhood, this was expressed very simply and effectively as “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Failure to follow this golden rule would result is swift punishment from a parent, teacher, grandparent or other authority figure.

If I am to function in the 21st century and shed this oppressive cloak of political correctness, I’m going to need the list of groups it is now permissible to exclude, marginalize or insult. Anybody?

Mike Lukasik


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