Idea of being politically correct has more and more of a negative connotation ever since the beginning of primaries. Donald Trump and other Republican candidates have suggested throwing political correctness out the window and focusing on important issues. That they don’t have time to be politically correct (1). or that political correctness won’t help with the current problems America is dealing with. 68% of people out of a study of 1,000 thought that “political correctness is a big problem,” (2). Being politically correct is associated with politicians and politicians now also have a negative connotation. Politicians nowadays are associated with lying and being greedy. So anything related to politicians have a negative connotation. This is probably one of the reasons why Donald Trump tries to distance himself from other Republican candidates. Slowly, people are becoming less and less concerned with political correctness. This brings into light the racism embedded in American culture and society.
Losing political correctness means people become more open with racist remarks and perpetuating the idea that it is okay to say racist things, at least in context with Donald Trump. While these remarks are not acceptable, they help address that the issue of racism, particularly when it comes to terrorism and other sensitive issues within the United States. This got me wondering about what kind of affect that this outburst of disregard for political correctness has on minorities affected by those remarks. The affects of Donald Trump and losing political correctness are building up within American society. Donald Trump bolsters his supports to say and do things that would not be politically correct such as violent acts. This led to riots and fights breaking out at some of his rallies. Many of the protesters at the rallies received shouts of racist statements and even some supporters who are minorities get hateful comments directed towards them. And slowly incidences like those pop up in social media. The video range from someone yelling at a woman for not speaking English to a person yelling at two people because she assumed they were Muslim (they were actually Brazilian). And this has started to become evident in politics too. Just recently the governor of North Carolina signed a bill that excludes the LGBT community from nondiscrimination rights which I believe would not have passed before the intense questioning of political correctness.While losing political correctness has led to attacks against minorities, it also leads to a proper discussion about racism within this nation.