When most people think of things being ‘PC’ they think of companies being forced to hire ethnic minorities or not being allowed to do certain things because it will offend women/racial groups/religous groups - a big story in the UK last year was a council supposedly took down their Christmas decoration because it offended people (it was over health and safety in reality).
In America I’ve heard of similar things cf. Happy holidays vs Merry Christmas.
But when I look at what politicians and the media are all really talking about political correctness has changed dramatically - now every speech has to contain something about ‘British Values’ (although we’re not quite sure what they are) and every policy has to benefit ‘Hard working families’.
I’d argue that in the US similar things are occurring - its not PC if you don’t wear a flag pin, or if you don’t say God Bless America at the end of every speech.
Politically correctness seems to mean doing stupid or meaningless stuff just because it would backfire politically if you didn’t.
Anyone agree with me? Or wants to say what they think the current political orthodoxy in their areas are?