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NRO's David French: Political Correctness Has Peaked

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By    |   Monday, 02 Nov 2015 06:33 PM

Chisel in the date of death: Oct. 31, 2015, the day political correctness died, says National Review Online's David French.

In a column posted Monday, French says the day of the "Social Justice Warrior" has ended with liberals not even liberal enough.

He includes a video of students at the University of Washington explaining what "cultural appropriation" is and why it should be avoided in Halloween costumes. Not only are nonblack students urged not to paint their skin to dress as a black person, they also are warned against wearing sombreros and ponchos lest they offend Mexicans or grass skirts and coconut bras to avoid offending Pacific Islanders. Dressing as a geisha offends Asians, but also sends a signal that women are sexual objects.

But French says political correctness isn't gaining momentum. He cites GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson who have shot to the top of the field by challenging political correctness, each in his own way.

"In fact, virtually every great moment in the first three GOP presidential debates has occurred when candidates defied the cultural Left and spoke truth to power," he writes. "Think of Carly Fiorina's passionate argument against Planned Parenthood, or Ted Cruz blasting the media in primetime last Wednesday.

Though they are popular within their own enclaves of media and higher education, social justice warriors have little influence on the general public he says.

"How many conservatives believe that Bruce Jenner is a woman? How many Evangelical denominations are reconsidering the traditional definition of marriage or the 'fluidity' of gender?" he says. "Evangelical congregations grow while liberal congregations shrink."

It's not just French. The P.C. police are coming under fire from their own. He notes that liberal comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld, have stopped playing colleges because of it.

The current season of "South Park" has been devoted largely to taking on political correctness, and "Real Time" host Bill Maher on Friday blasted those offended by stereotypical Halloween costumes.

One supposed offensive costume is a mariachi band member.

"Mariachis themselves are wearing a costume," Maher said.

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Chisel in the date of death: Oct. 31, 2015, the day political correctness died, says National Review Online's David French.
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