Political correctness is often a problem on liberal college campuses. Liberals say that they condemn the usage of certain terms and ideas because they might offend somebody. Of course, this is a bad idea because college campuses always be a place where the open exchange of ideas is encouraged to the fullest. However, this campaign at the University of Maryland is especially harmful because it not only condemns a politically-incorrect term, but replaces it with a term that is completely untrue. The phrase “illegal alien” may hurt the feelings of a few overly-sensitive students, but as the saying goes: the truth hurts.
The purpose of a university is not to protect people’s feelings. The purpose of a university is to give students accurate, useful knowledge and important skills that will help them in life. Replacing offensive truth with politically-correct lies fails the purpose of education.
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