A recent event sort of sets the stage and provides but one example to analyze for this discussion...
Noted women's rights and atheist activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali was to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis University (near Boston, MA) and was slated to appear there to accept the award and give a speech. Some backround on Ayaan Hirsi Ali here.
Brandeis U. came under pressure from Muslim student groups, etc and their sympathizers- despite her background and acheivements, Hirsi Ali was labelled "Islamophobe", etc and on April 8 Brandeis University rescinded the honorary degree.
Two opposing views on the above can be found here and here.
Political correctness- a necessary tool for a free society, or an impractical policing of language and thought that has exceeded its boundaries of usefulness, or both? Let's discuss!
Please consider purchasing a meal or a drink or a muffin or something- Panera offers the VIP for free, but requires a $50 total purchase by the entire group (which is usually a snap). We'll eat/drink/mingle 'til about 7:45pm when the discussion will start.
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