Political correctness is like a disease that affects the mind. It seems to prevent people from seeing the obvious. Or perhaps it causes them to choose to deny the obvious, although they still actually see it. Below are some examples of what I’m referring to.
1) An American woman sets out alone on a vacation to Europe and is subsequently murdered. No one raises the question as to why any woman would chose to go it alone on a trip so far away from home. To do so, would make it look like one was questioning whether a woman could really do everything a man could do.
2) A college girl is murdered while wandering aimlessly on foot in an isolated area, following a drunken binge in the wee hours of the morning. No one points out the fact that her irresponsible behavior might have helped contribute to her own demise. To do so would imply that drunken binges by college girls might not be advisable.
3) People complain about the fact that there are more African-Americans in prison than people of any other race. No one points out the fact that African-American males commit a plurality, if not a majority, of the violent crimes in this country. To do so would invite one to be accused of racism.
4) More money is spent on breast cancer than is spent on all other forms of cancer combined. This is the case in spite of the fact that breast cancer is neither the most deadly nor the most common form of cancer. The reason for this spending discrepancy can obviously be attributed to the lobbying efforts of all the vocal and powerful women’s advocacy groups (although men do make up a small percentage of breast cancer cases). However, no one ever seems to want to point this out. To do so would make one appear to be anti-woman.
5) Since the so-called war on poverty began in the 1960’s, the poverty rate has actually risen. Liberals have asserted that this is because wealthy people and big businesses have not paid their fair share of taxes. Yet few are willing to point out the fact that all the handouts from Uncle Sam have created a sense of entitlement among many of the poor that has destroyed their work ethic and mired them in dependency on the government for multiple generations. To do so would make one seem hostile to the poor.