Poll Results- Has Political Correctness In This Day and Age Gone Too Far?

The other day I posted a poll-

Poll- Has Political Correctness In This Day and Age Gone Too Far?

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Joey C

Have we as a society gone soft?

Coaches getting punished for making kids run,

Mothers getting arrested for letting kids play outside,

High School Basketball coaches getting fired for swearing in the locker room,

High School Boards Trying to eliminate Football because it’s too dangerous,

High schools banning kids from telling other kids they got into Ivy League colleges so they don’t hurt other people’s feelings,

Teachers getting fired for writing out of frustration,

Nursury Rhymes being changed to not offend, the list goes on and on and on.

People in everyday life acting as if they were running for office or were in some corporate job 24/7 campaigning for a raise.   Everything is supposed to be vanilla, no one is supposed to raise their voice, we’ve literally handcuffed the poor teachers from disciplining students, everyone gets a trophy, eliminating MVP awards to not make anyone feel inferior. 

For Christs sake when does it end?  Are we creating a nation of weak, dry, humorless politically correct robots?

What would our Grandfathers say about all this?  Probably just shake their heads in disgust.

Here are the results-

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Thank goodness for the results of this poll.  It restores a little bit of faith in the sanity of the populace.

2 comments

  • I agree! So few kids go outdoors these days, because it’s “too dangerous.” A local park cut down a beautiful row of trees lest the branches fall on someone. A school bulldozed a hill so kids couldn’t sled on it, and get hurt and sue the school district. It’s amazing!

  • I agree that the examples you linked above are some batshit crazy stuff, but I count myself in that lonely 5% of the poll results. Question is, were we better off back in the day when people of African descent were called the n-word? Or when our daughters were told to go fetch a cup of coffee instead of getting a fair chance on the job? Or when pure crap bullying was tolerated in schools and kids ended up depressed or worse? I say thank you, political correctness, for cleaning up some of that garbage. No good change comes without some downside – but you can’t only look at the negatives. Sure it goes too far sometimes, but as a child of the politically incorrect 1970s, I say we’re better off now, even with some of the resulting bullshit.

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