Everyone has heard the term “politically correct” but how many of you actually know where it came from? I know it will surprise you to know that it’s been around since the 40’s and 50’s where it became an idiom for the Communist party line which provided the “correct” position on many political issues. Interesting isn’t it? The modern meaning for politically correct (PC) didn’t come around until the early 90’s when politicians for both sides began using the term as a clever way to criticize and demean the other without having to just come out and say it. For those who know me, I’m one of the least PC people out there. I don’t believe it sugar coating or beating around the bush just because someone might take some offense.
There is another person that is like me in that regard, but he certainly gets a lot more people to listen to him. That man is Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson was one of the top pediatric neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins. It takes some smarts to get there! He gave a speech a few years ago at the National Day of Prayer breakfast in Washington D.C. that remains one of my favorite speeches I’ve ever heard given. I encourage you to listen to it all the way through. He is a very intelligent individual and very passionate about his work, especially in the realm of education. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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