WRD 103 Lecture 9: Room for Debate

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*progressive orthodoxy narrows choices and minds (david french is a staff writer at. Millions of americans are furious with the scolding progressive impulse that"s branded political correctness. Political correctness is supposed to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. (ironic huh) * identity politics" address real problems of discrimination (imani perry is a professor in the center for african american studies at princeton university) Identity is more than simply a personal possession that is only meaningful in terms of how groups are represented in politics or boardrooms. I have termed this practices of inequality. a vast body of research has found that identity group membership can cause routine discrimination. *political correctness reflects crises more than it causes them (jim sleeper, a lecturer in political science at yale university and an author)

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