It is a well-known fallacy to discount arguments on the grounds of the nature of the people proposing them. This error can cause people to fail to listen to sound arguments and ideas.
Thomas Jefferson might have been very wrong in keeping slaves, but this does not discount the good things he may have achieved. We are all imperfect, are we to be consigned to a life of perpetual silence? The implication of the 'political correctness' movement is that followers are free from hypocrisy, intentional or otherwise. Total correctness is a terrifying idea.
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