Professor Writes about Perception of Political Correctness in Presidential Campaign

In a column for The Hill, Stuart Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and the Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, writes that “from the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has led the charge against political correctness. Trump has continuously tested the boundaries of civic discourse.

“But in doing so, he also has helped to create an unintended paradox: It now is politically correct to say that too many people are easily offended these days over language itself. The just-released survey of the respected Pew Research Center shows that the majority of Americans — nearly 60 percent — now believe that we are a nation that skews in favor of political correctness,” Brotman states.

Brotman has served in four presidential administrations and is an expert in media law, digital economy, the media industry and the US government.