Motion Debate: Has “Political Correctness” gone too far?

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his is an invitation to attend and watch a live Motion Debate as an audience. This event is in collaboration with, as part of the monthly debate series. It's free to attend and complimentary beverages will be offered. Click here to complete the registration at an external website.

This month's Motion: Has “Political Correctness” gone too far?

Michael and John will team up against Katherine and Christine in debating for and against the Motion, respectively.

PC is commonly defined as "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."

Has the PC culture gone "too far" -- in other words, is PC more harmful than helpful to society?

What do you think? Join us for another exciting monthly installation of the Motion Debate!


Katherine Horton and Christine Clark were this month’s live debate winners, arguing against the Motion. They took a position that “political correctness” is an integral part of a complex, modern society. They enunciated that in order to respect other’s cultures and individual dignity, we should appreciate certain cultural nuances, rather than falling into the traps of “stereotypes.” Additionally, they argued that a society must learn from the past historical mistakes, in order to not repeat those mistakes.

On the other hand, Mike Walsh and John Kirbow, argued that “political correctness” has stifled and hindered our ability to think critically and independently. In making that argument, they pointed to examples of how being critical of certain cultural norms and institutions have been mislabeled and misconstrued as “intolerance.” They also cited unhinged and perilous examples of how quickly and rapidly the “societal norms” can evolve, which may have unintended consequences in a long run.