Presented in no particular order.
A lot has happened in the last decade — including a lot of things being called racist, sexist, offensive, or insensitive.
Here, in no particular order, are 24 of the most absurdly politically correct moments of the decade:
1. A college diversity-training course taught that it was culturally insensitive to expect people to be on time.
A Clemson University training course taught its attendees that it is offensive to expect people to be on time, because “time may be considered fluid” in other cultures.-
2. The phrase “trigger warning” was deemed a trigger.
According to a piece in Everyday Feminism, “trigger warning” is actually in itself a trigger — because it could “be re-traumatizing for folks who have suffered military, police, and other forms of violence.” (The piece recommended using “content warning” instead.)
3. A professor was accused of sexual harassment for saying that effort is 10 percent of the grade.
A Brooklyn College of City University of New York professor says he was forced to change his syllabus after he was accused of “sexual harrassment” for stating that effort was 10 percent of the grade.
4. A campus survey included a trigger warning to caution college students that it may contain “anatomical names of body parts.”
The survey was distributed at several major universities — because, apparently, college students just might not be able to handle the kinds of words that most kids hear in their middle-school biology classes.
5. University researchers demanded that we accept people who “identify as real vampires.”
Apparently, it’s the least we can do to prevent anti-vampire discrimination.
6. A Seattle-area councilman was concerned about the city hosing poop off of its sidewalks because he thought that it might seem too racially insensitive.
The area in question reportedly stank like “urine and excrement” — but one councilman was worried that hosing it down could be a microaggression.