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Culture Challenge of the Week: Politically Correct Speech

Didactus Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 2:14 PM
Speaking of word choices: does anyone know how to find out the list of books that are on the government's reading "watch list?" Someone I know wanted to download a book to a Kindle from a public place that had nothing to do with terrorism, bomb making, subversion or any such thing. The person was warned that if the download was completed the person would be put on this government reading watch list. So political correctness has now become SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH! Hitler's Germany, here we come!
As our children head back to school, parents need to teach them this truth: Words matter.

Many public schools, whether purposely or not, promote the liberal agenda through curriculum choices, print and video materials, and guest speakers. As we head into election season, parents can expect to see the same thing happening on a magnified scale, as teachers and schools insist that students use only politically correct speech. The NEA and the leftist non-profits swarming around public schools will see to that.

The words chosen by teachers and administrators to describe sensitive cultural issues shape students' perceptions...