Event Title

PC America

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1310

Start Date

8-4-2017 3:40 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 4:00 PM

Description

America is known for being the land of the free, where we are able to speak our minds and express how we feel without any fear of backlash, at least that was the original theory. Over time, the first amendment of our Constitution, which grants us freedom of speech, press, religion, petition, and assembly, has been downsized considerably. What is causing the downsizing of freedom of speech and press: the ever-growing beast that is political correctness. Even though it has the word political in it, this aspect is more of a social construct that consistently constricts what is and is not appropriate to say in public. This presentation takes a quick look at PC barriers that have inhibited our freedoms and how comedy has broken them over time.

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Apr 8th, 3:40 PM Apr 8th, 4:00 PM

PC America

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1310

America is known for being the land of the free, where we are able to speak our minds and express how we feel without any fear of backlash, at least that was the original theory. Over time, the first amendment of our Constitution, which grants us freedom of speech, press, religion, petition, and assembly, has been downsized considerably. What is causing the downsizing of freedom of speech and press: the ever-growing beast that is political correctness. Even though it has the word political in it, this aspect is more of a social construct that consistently constricts what is and is not appropriate to say in public. This presentation takes a quick look at PC barriers that have inhibited our freedoms and how comedy has broken them over time.