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Nominees wanted for P.C. of the Month

Politically Correct

Maybe WORLD should start handing out a Political Correctness of the Month Award. This summer brought strong candidates for the honor, and I’m wondering who the September winner should be.

Summer glories: In June, a Sonoma State University student had to take off a cross she wore because someone “could be offended.” (University spokeswoman Susan Kashack said, “It’s possible that political correctness got out of hand.”) In July, Ball State University’s president banned a science professor from talking in his course about intelligent design: That would violate its “academic integrity.”

The top August honoree could have been an end-of-the-month entry: Michigan State University prof William Penn used the first day of his creative writing class to rant about Republicans raping the United States. Facing a nationwide uproar, good old MSU announced that Penn won’t teach this semester but will be paid more than $12,000 per month for not teaching.

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Have any suggestions for September? Add a comment below or email me at molasky@wng.org.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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