The dark (pun NOT intended) side of political correctness?

Two professors from Northwestern University have conducted a study which suggests that whites who are particularly worried about appearing racist seem to suffer from anxiety that instinctively may cause them to avoid interaction with blacks in the first place.

People might say what they want, but it has been my opinion for quite some time that political correctness does a great disservice not only to personal relations but also to the concept of liberty. Racists are not going to be swayed by politician correctness, but those people who are borderline cases, or mess up by speaking before they think, or are absolutely innocent but have motives ascribed to their actions, are the ones who are victimized. But will people listen? Unfortunately, no. Want an example? Keith Sampson is one of the many victims of the cry wolf brigade.

Advertisements
Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

Comments

  • shirish  On April 7, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    hi aristotle,
    nice article. We have something in common. If possible, drop me a line at my mail and perhaps we can shoot the breeze about something or the other ;)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s