Political Correctness: The Great Debate

Dario J. Villa (Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University)
Sara C. Schwarz (Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Publication date: 1 March 1993


Political correctness, also known as “PC,” has generated much discussion on both the Right and the Left. The greatest debate comes from college campuses. Political correctness derives from the principle that ethnic diversity, i.e., multiculturalism, can and should be preserved and protected. Ironically, the term originated in the Marxist era, when it was used to enforce conformity in the advancement of a particular Marxist view. The term became obsolete until it was revived in the 1980s (D'Souza, 1991).


Villa, D.J. and Schwarz, S.C. (1993), "Political Correctness: The Great Debate", Collection Building, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023356

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