Politically correct is the ability of whites to put the onus back on marginalized folks when they call whites on our racist or discriminatory bullshit. Caucasians don't have to think about the logic of the other person because the other has no logic - they are just being "politically correct."
The term first used in prevailing current sense 1970; abbreviation P.C. is from1986.
[T]here is no doubt that political correctness refers to the political movement and phenomena, which began in the USA, with the aim to enforce a set of ideologies and views on gender, race and other minorities. Political correctness refers to language and ideas that may cause offense to some identity groups like women and aims at giving preferential treatment to members of those social groups in schools and universities. [They Nguyen, "Political Correctness in theEnglish Language,"2007]
Conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. (merriam-webster.com) What is it about this phrasing that makes it sound uncool?
Also, PC or p.c. is "Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language. This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies. (dictionary.com)
- the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. (google defintion)
Only pathetically weak people that don't have the balls to say what they feel and mean are politically correct pussies."
So if you think someone is a spic you should say it? If you think someone is a fag you should say it?
I prescribe to the World View of controlling my thoughts and words so the vibe I put into the world is positive or at least benign. What gives a White person the right to speak their racist beliefs? Or a homophobe to infuse their fear/hate of gay people into their everyday speech and attitudes?
Privilege. Because a logical white adult can certainly reason that not all words we speak must be spoken. And that words have power. So a refusal to consider another person's feelings or social situation before speaking is just another school yard way of saying, "nana nana boo boo." Instead it says "Fuck you. I don't have to think before I speak. I don't have to consider the thoughts of the brown or fat or black or gay person/people in said conversation. I don't have to use my language for anything I don't want to. My people have been rolling this way for centuries and I an not changing now."
So go ahead white guys. Lump your repression and refusal to expand your thinking onto the shoulders of the politically correct people you refuse to consider. They are used to it. But don't blame your lack of mental flexibility on concepts like politically correct.