Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
The term "political correctness" is itself a misnomer, a straw man (straw person?). Political correctness, at least on our campuses, has been defined by those opposed to and fearful of viewpoints they lump together under this loaded term. No one of good sense or good will would favor something called "political correctness" as the term is used today. But there are persons of good sense and good will who favor views sarcastically dismissed as "politically correct" by their opponents.
Edelstein, M. (1992). Ethics, Education, and Political Correctness. Issues in Ethics, 5(2).