Political Correctness

Political Correctness refers to an intension not to offend or disadvantage any specific group of people in society.

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It is an intension not to offend or disadvantage.
Political correctness can help to promote social harmony and reduce the sense of being disadvantaged. It is very difficult to ensure that no particular group of people are offended or disadvantaged.
It involves the use of language or policies to support this intension.
Political correctness can increase the sense of comfort and participation from all groups of people in the sociey. Political correctness may increase the difficulty or limit the ability to state difficult facts.

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Donald Trump: "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.", the first Republican presidential debate, [URL]
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Linus Torvalds: "Because if you want me to "act professional", I can tell you that I'm not interested. I'm sitting in my home office wearing a bathrobe. The same way I'm not going to start wearing ties, I'm *also* not going to buy into the fake politeness, the lying, the office politics and backstabbing, the passive aggressiveness, and the buzzwords. Because THAT is what "acting professionally" results in: people resort to all kinds of really nasty things because they are forced to act out their normal urges in unnatural ways.", linux-kernel List, [URL]
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