Too Far or Not Far Enough?
The contemporary definition of "political correctness" did not begin to enter the cultural consciousness of Americans until the 1980s. Allan Bloom's criticism of higher education in The Closing of the American Mind sparked a conflict that has been continually discussed, satirized, and rehashed. With the election of President Trump in 2016 came a reenergized attack on P.C. culture, and a new wave of cultural critique in film, television, comedy, and literature. The New York Times articles collected in this volume cover the defining and redefining of political correctness since its inception, and suggest how this contentious concept may develop into the future. Media literacy questions and terms are included to further engage readers with the collection.