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DEFYING THE PC POLICE

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Transcript of DEFYING THE PC POLICE

DEFYING THE PC POLICE
JUAN WILLIAMS

"Bartenders are told to avoid discussing two subjects with drinkers: religion and politics." (Williams 648)
Oxford English Dictionary definition
"the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against."
Easily offended
Journalism being affected
"They write and speak in such a way that they avoid having anyone complain..." (Williams 649)
Spreads throughout the country...
Fear of speaking up

People are afraid to speak up and voice their own opinions for the fear of offending other people.
Stereo Types
"But when i get on the plane, i got to tell you, if i see people who are in Muslim garb and i think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, i get worried. i get nervous." (Williams 648)
At the Bar
Changing terms
African American
Native American
...
Chair Person
Affirmative Action
having to hire certain percentages of different ethnicity's in order to meet a certain quota.
The term PC has changed to...
Polititions us it to obtain and expand their political power, whether its by generating media attention or raising money.
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