The Baroque Period of Official Multiculturalism
April 1, 2011
The government of the state of Minnesota has an Office of Minority and Multicultural Health. (Since today is April Fools’ Day, I’ll add, as Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up!) Are you feeling multiculturally healthy today?
I guess it’s no worse than universities’ calling foreign students “international students”, or calling a black person a “diverse individual”. But “political correctness” doesn’t just arbitrarily substitute one term for another; I think it also erodes our ability to think clearly about the things we’re talking about.