Re: Political correctness: a step too far?
As a socio-linguistic philosophy of equality and reform, PC is a mixed blessing. It sensitizes us to the negative nuances of normative labels, but it also sanitizes our natural language and paralyzes our communication. Stripped of spontaneity, simplicity, and clarity, we speak like politicians who fear faux pas and resort to constant qualification, equivocation, and obfuscation. Sadly, PC’s virtue is undermined by its veridical indefiniteness and lame, blameless sameness.
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