There is a widespread perception that “political correctness” is characteristic of liberals. It certainly is true that liberals are quick to pounce on statements that stereotype or offend certain demographics. That said, here are some instances of conservatives showing they can be just as politically correct, about the people and issues they care about.
Musician slammed for playing with a historical instrument
Virginia professor forced to resign for their suggestions on how to prevent child abuse
Google’s Head of Diversity forced to resign over anti-semitic remarks made 15 years ago
School teacher suspended because of student-chosen BLM artwork
Liz Cheney ousted by Republicans for criticizing Donald Trump
Depicting Netanyahu as a dog is racist
“It’s all about the benjamins” and “allegiance to a foreign country”
Police officer placed on leave for saying “White male privilege”
Iranian prime minister delivering a speech at Columbia University
The lives of soldiers killed in Iraq were wasted
“America’s chickens are coming home to roost”
“first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country”
Saying “Happy Holidays” is offensive to Christians
Dixie Chicks blacklisted and physically threatened after criticizing the war in Iraq
TIME magazine fearing cancel culture over controversial 2001 Person Of the Year
But some of the above statements are bad, and deserve outrage!
Some of them are, yes. Just like some of the statements that liberals are upset about.
If liberals are allowed to insist on political correctness, why can’t conservatives?
Everyone is entitled to request (or demand) respectful conduct. You should definitely speak up when someone says something they shouldn’t.
Are you for or against political correctness?
I’m for judging people based on their intent.
I’m against judging people based on their gaffes.
I’m for treating people as individuals.
I’m against judging people based on their demographic.
I’m for evaluating each incident on a case-by-case basis.
I’m against making blanket generalizations about “political correctness”.