Tuesday, February 09, 2016

[nkccsafz] Political correctness

Under what conditions can political correctness make things worse?

Speculated mechanisms: Having modified one's speech, one feels one has done enough, or needs to do less of modifying one's actions.  PC may cause identity effects (in contrast to merely reflecting identity), increasing conflict.

Correlate people who strongly believe in political correctness with other social categories, e.g., people who strongly don't want to or feel they can't change how they act.

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