In the words of our dear old friend Wikipedia, political correctness is described as follows:
Seems like a pretty understandable concept to follow, right? The fact that we know that words we are transmitting to others can be perceived as offensive. Therefore, the channels of general transmission must be withheld of any pejorative conflict.
As a collective, the world must revolve around an idea that negativity bestowed on others should not be tolerated. What about PC Culture can really change the future of this country? Is it even something that will progress to be taken more seriously, or will it wither away and be forgotten as if it were never a thing in the first place?
Well, there’s no way in hell this ideology is going away, especially anytime soon. We can all thank the millennials for that! Of course, no one can say it’s a bad thing to have humans enhance their sense of morality and encourage a desire to be “nicer” to each other.
How great would it be if the world revolved around giving, instead of taking? Or if we completely disregarded the sense of differences in the world, love can prevail over hate?
It truly is something special to see that the youth is standing up to the prominent concepts of our forefathers. To be able to live by wanting good for others and not degrade people by saying things you believe to be offensive. It does, however, bring about difficulty in the format of how we “should” live our lives.
After generations of different outlooks and aspects of societal norms, we have developed an understanding of the past that will always linger throughout civilization. 9/11 will absolutely be in textbooks years from now, and that in itself has depicted how the world perceived a specific culture. In this instance, it’s the Islamic Religion. Another example can be slavery and the public stance it holds in the world today.
One other way the whole PC culture can experience some walls along its progression is through the lack of common perception. Instead of going about the ways of others, some have grown up in an environment where the vocabulary they were raised upon was the norm. The idea of this shows that even though an individual is saying something offensive, it doesn’t entirely come across to them as being offensive. To represent this, An article expressed:
“It seems like every day you wake up something has changed … Do you say, Jew? Or Jewish? Is it a black guy? African-American? … You are on your toes because you never know what to say. So political correctness in the sense is scary.”
Everyone has their own part to play in the world, a role in guiding the flow of how society is structured, which is conveyed through our own interpretations of it. Consideration is the key to really getting to the core foundation of what PC culture truly represents. Be considerate of those who are different, and be considerate of the feelings and emotional grounds of which each individual walks upon.