WRC 1013/1023 Freshman Composition: Exploring Critical Issues

Sources for WRC 1013: Christina Frasier, Darren Meritz & Pamela Mahan

Introduction: Political Correctness

How does the way we talk about others affect the way we think about others? Politically correct language presents the challenge of thinking before we speak, considering how our words can marginalize individuals or groups of people. Terminology that has little meaning to the majority can be hurtful to those in the margins of society. As some activists press to change the way we speak, putting people first, others struggle to understand the impact that words have on others.

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Political Correctness