To help define "politically correct
," the University of Missouri's Multicultural Program developed the Dictionary of Cautionary Words and Phrases (see excerpt in sidebar) - In defense of this project, Ben Johnson, Ph.D., a major participant in the development of the dictionary, wrote the following letter in the March 3, 1991, New York Times:
...The facts gainsay them." The Aztec diet "embarrasses politically correct
ethnologists, who see in such descriptions of cannibalism a justification for foreign contempt and oppression." He explains British success in India not by their violence: "[N]othing other than a reputation for unconditional honesty could have enabled Britain to maintain its empire in India at so little expense." So much for blaming an imperialism that ended 50 years ago for India's present problems.
Apparently there is no shortage of public agencies willing to sacrifice housing development to seemingly any other goal - such as preservation of historic districts and wetlands, which have the advantage of sounding "politically correct
'Every politically correct
, gravy-train athlete had her two penn'orth of bile'
For too long the politically correct
brigade have sought to elevate other religious festivals while downgrading Christmas as the most important date in the Christian calendar.
I'm sure headmasters would allow parents who object to the Nativity play to remove their children from it if it offends so much - but it seems that they prefer to be politically correct
and deny it to everyone else.
Another big question in there is, How politically correct
can you be in a mystery?
SADLY the reason most children do not know our National Anthem is because the politically correct
crackpots in schools and in general will not allow it to be played because it might upset some people.
Sir, - The politically correct
brigade were on the march again in Christmas week, the object of their broadside being Sir Charles Guthrie, Britain's Chief of Staff, his crime being to declare that there was no place in our armed forces for handicapped people.
A POLITICALLY correct
women's committee has been branded politically incorrect - for discriminating against men.
Dorsey, while a pioneer and stylist, is shown to be mediocre at best while his less politically correct
contemporary Paul Robeson displays an immense talent.
In an age when much choreography aims to be pretty and pleasing, or painful but politically correct
, dancers Pat Graney, Ehud Krauss, and Heidi Duckier are working on the gritty edge--making dance in jails and prisons.