Interesting - when I saw this:
Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87 percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness.
I immediately assumed that they were going to be the less educated, less affluent share of their ethnic groups - that was right:
If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.
With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.
Which in itself is a result of intergenerational discrimination and resulting disadvantage.
One obvious question is what people mean by “political correctness.” In the extended interviews and focus groups, participants made clear that they were concerned about their day-to-day ability to express themselves: They worry that a lack of familiarity with a topic, or an unthinking word choice, could lead to serious social sanctions for them.
Which is an exaggeration - “social sanctions” come on the heels of someone invalidating the response to their unthinking word choice and/or unwillingness to apologise.
It’s true that this is a problem -
a particular intellectual milieu to which I also belong: politically engaged, highly educated, left-leaning Americans—the kinds of people, in other words, who are in charge of universities, edit the nation’s most important newspapers and magazines, and advise Democratic political candidates on their campaigns.
Is the solution to appoint dummies to university boards?