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Letter: In Brief

Sir: The term "political correctness" is in danger of losing its original meaning. Simon Allen (letter, 17 March) describes church attendance in the past as "driven by what we now call political correctness". What he refers to is not political correctness but almost its opposite, social conformism. One of the goals of political correctness is to recognise the right of individuals and groups not to conform to socially repressive norms, and to express this recognition by refraining from offensive labels for minority groups.


Department of Theology and Religious Studies

King's College London