Political Correctness Is Harmful to Society

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Political Correctness Is Harmful to Society

Political correctness is a positive thing because it was born out of necessity

        Political correctness as a current trend and a policy aimed at not offending or disadvantaging any particular group of people in the society has been a hot topic of debates for nearly a decade. Some people consider PC as necessity that helps to eliminate discrimination and protect equality in society. However, political correctness appears a rather negative thing.

        Firstly, it diminishes people’s hard work and accomplishments since affirmative action in human resources management is applied. It is a form of “positive” discrimination, which leads to the fact that people are evaluated and hired according to their background, but not according to their real accomplishments. For example, it is a common practice in western countries to choose a candidate of a minority background, even though there might be a better person for this position.