Political Correctness Means Living In Fear — even for high school students, writes Darren on Right on the Left Coast.
His statistics class is looking at adult smoking rates. Utah has fewer smokers than any other state. He asked students if they could guess why. No one said a word.
I could tell from the looks on their faces that it wasn’t an “I don’t know” silence; no, it was an “I’m afraid to say” silence. In one class I called on a student and she was in obvious turmoil; “I can’t say it” was all she could get out.
Students knew that “Utah has a large population of Mormons, who in general don’t smoke,” writes Darren. But they were “petrified to say that,” for fear they’d be branded “as some sort of ‘-ist’ or ‘-phobe’.”