(April 18) The Campus: "Understanding 'PC'"
This editorial reconciles the history and present of the term "political correctness." The history stems from Marxists circles wherein any politics that weren't Marxist were deemed "politically wrong." However the term was reinterpreted for present day use as a phrase that demands respect and inclusion for neglected people and their histories. The editorial suggests that the goals of PC are worth the possible limitations on free speech that is hateful. Finally the article states that the misuse of "PC," and it's framing as anti-free speech or free-thought, are an "effective conservative political weapon against social change." Here is the article from The Campus' archives, as well as photos of the article as it was originally printed.
The Middlebury Campus Staff (Editorial)
April 18, 1991
The Middlebury Campus Staff (Editorial), “(April 18) The Campus: "Understanding 'PC'",” Archives of Dissent, accessed December 1, 2023, https://omeka.middlebury.edu/archives_of_dissent/items/show/185.