Posted by Larry Doyle on May 19th, 2014 10:01 AM |
Periodically I like to take a break from my standard navigation of our economic landscape to draw attention to more general news or remarks that I believe warrant special recognition.
To that end, I recall the aggressive commentary put forth by Dr. Benjamin Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast (link provides the video of Carson’s “must view” remarks) in early 2013 when he warned our nation on the dangers of the increasing political correctness that is overtaking our society. If you have not viewed Carson’s remarks, do yourself and your kids a favor and view it with them.
In the footsteps of Carson’s forewarning, not surprisingly we have seen a number of institutions of supposed higher learning allow their commencement speakers to be disinvited by a student body, faculty, and/or outside forces that do not appreciate their views and positions. These institutions include Brandeis, Rutgers, Smith, and Haverford. If this is not the essence of political correctness run amuck, I do not know what is.
Yet hopes springs eternal. (more…)