(March 21) The Campus: "Revising O’Neil’s definition of PC"
This op/ed is a direct response to Daniel O'Neil's article a week prior on March 14. The article accuses O'Neil of claiming a "genuine intellectual interest in preserving diversity" while what he is really advocating for is the right to open bigotry. Spencer further dismisses O'Neil's claim that traditional liberal ideas are "radical" and "extremist," identifying this is a ploy used by the right to isolate people from multi-culturalism and cultural democracy. Finally, Spencer addresses the fact that straight white men's fight to keep the fraternity system alive, will never be "on par with racism, homophobia, and sexism." Spencer believes that PC holds an important role in the fight against oppression and that eliminating offensive words from our vocabulary makes us challenge our beliefs and habits. Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as photos of the article as it was originally printed.
Jeffrey D. Spencer
March 21, 1991
Jeffrey D. Spencer , “(March 21) The Campus: "Revising O’Neil’s definition of PC",” Archives of Dissent, accessed December 1, 2023, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/180.
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