P. D. James said: “I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.” Of all the things in this world that annoy me—and there are many—political correctness ranks quite near the top. Political correctness falsely dictates what can and cannot be said; it falsely dictates who is in a position of weakness and who is not; and it demands that everyone play by rules that are as strange as they are convoluted.

According to

“The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) wants its white VISTA volunteers who work with low-income, racially diverse public schools to examine the “privilege” their Caucasian race confers on them.”

Now, on its face—though slightly comical—it makes sense to understand where you come from, versus where others come from. To have a fully rounded world view, we must understand our differences. Sounds reasonable enough. Well, that’s only the beginning. also notes that the DPI website encourages white people to:

“Wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband…Set aside sections of the day to critically examine how privilege is working…Find a person of color who is willing to hold you accountable for addressing privilege”

What—if I may ask without being politically incorrect–does any of this have to do with volunteer work in public schools? Sure, the schools are apparently racially diverse; but what does constantly reminding white people of their “privilege” do to help?

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