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Symbolic Annihilation

M.S.withsons - CopyAfter the killing of nine black people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, many citizens of our country seem in a frenzy to ban “offensive” symbols, wherever they may be perceived. Because the alleged shooter was once photographed with a Confederate flag, that flag is now being taken down and/or banned from public and private property all over the USA.

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Obama Commits Microaggression against Mexican-Americans and Native Americans

Following on the heels of an infamous microaggression committed recently by Hillary Clinton against blacks, Barack Obama committed what could be described as a microaggression against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, when he spontaneously broke into a song that celebrates the “frontiersman” Davy Crockett. (Trigger warning: Listen above to Obama praise white oppressor Davy Crockett in song.)

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Hillary Clinton Commits Microaggression at a Black Church!

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Presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton, while campaigning at a black church, committed an extremely serious microaggression against the black community.

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Did Piers Morgan Just Suggest Jailing Obama?

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What’s that you say, Piers?

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The Spiral of Silence and Conversations about Race

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In our last two posts we examined how political correctness can pressure individuals to self-censor their speech, whether in person or on the Internet, out of fear of ridicule, ostracism, or actual punishment by the enforcers of politically correct “right think”. This tendency to not speak out has been dubbed the spiral of silence. We looked at the cases of two police officers who lost their jobs, in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO, because of comments they had made.

After Ferguson, once again we’re hearing cries for a “conversation about race.” A truly productive conversation is not going to happen in the current atmosphere, in light of the spiral of silence. Why not? Because political correctness poisons the well. Any comment perceived to be politically incorrect, in this context, will immediately result in accusations of racism. How, then, can there be any real dialogue?

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