…….The Campaign Against Political Correctness (CAPC), a non-partisan organisation which was set up by John and Laura Midgley, also believe the political correctness is wrong, it’s going too far and importantly, it is no longer achieving its original aim, if it ever did?
They say and I would tend to mostly agree;
- It is causing tension between communities where there need not be any.
- It is encouraging racism and sexism – especially in the job market – encouraging people to be given jobs based on the colour of their skin or their sex and not on their merit.
- It tries to protect those identified as “minorities” (including women) despite the fact those people are rarely consulted with before others speak on their behalf, assuming that they are not perfectly capable of defending themselves or asking for help if they need/want it.
- Although PC is supposed to be around to prevent ‘offence’ it appears wholly acceptable to offend a majority whilst protecting a minority.
Writing for Diversity X Change magazine (see here) a few years ago, Laura Midgley explained why she formed CAPC and went on to highlight some of the problems born out of the political correctness within our society…… – bankbabble.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/
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Nathan M. Bickel