Political Correctness or Just Common Courtesy?

Latina businesswoman using earpiece with businessmen in backgroundWill you be ready when the demographics shift?

By Steven E. Sacks
The NEW Fundamentals

The 2016 presidential campaign had been engulfed in the battle for and against political correctness. What people thought but never verbalized – at least in a large company of people – had made the art of conversation more difficult. College campuses, the bastions of higher learning and the incubator for dissenting opinions resulted in additions to our lexicon, with such terms as “safe places” and “trigger warnings” in order to preclude the rise of “micro-aggression.” Legislation is trailing the changes taking place in the LGBTQ community, and decades after protective laws were passed, there still exist hostile work environments for women and minorities.

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Today’s college students are exposed to greater on-campus diversity than in the days of my contemporaries, so one would think that there would be greater understanding and flexibility in human interaction. This really is not the case. If students think that tough challenges exist on campuses, wait until they graduate and enter the real world.