Political Correctness: is it Good, Complexly-Nuanced . . . or Bullsh*t ?

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Political Correctness is generally defined as:

• the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.

Has it gone too far? Has it morphed into a new social movement for the younger generation?

Some say it enhances "social consciousness," while others proclaim that it's tantamount to thought control and a suppression of Free Speech.

What are your thoughts?

Have you witnessed, or been subject to, certain offensive or incendiary remarks, triggered by insensitivity or utter disrespect?

Or, have you been on the receiving end of what amounted to an overt, undue political correctness?

If so, how do these experiences shape your views?

Also, in an ever-increasingly complex society, what is the proper and tolerable level of "cultural appropriation"? (e.g., the Redskins team logo).

Get ready for an intellectual "no-holds barred," yet civil discussion on this thorny subject.