Sunday, March 10, 2013

Steven Brust on What Should Be Called “Politically Correct”

What Should Be Called “Politically Correct?” | The Dream Café: "On one side of the line is avoiding disrespectful language.  On the other side is a dramatic overestimation of how much language affects thought, and an underestimation of the importance of material conditions.  This leads to people directing efforts to change others’ language–and, indeed, ideas–as opposed to concentrating on the conditions that create discrimination, and on trying to understand how those conditions can be changed."