Political correctness is no longer correct, having pushed the boundaries of usefulness far beyond the original scope of intent and into First Amendment-infringement territory.
Once a tool of the democrats, political correctness has peaked in relevance several years ago, and is now on a bizarre slide into the world of absurdity and semantics. No longer are there “boys” and “girls”, rather, a wide variety of genders, each claiming their own imaginative verbiage. At last count, the social justice twerps claim to have 70-plus pronouns in their quiver, with which they will pierce your armor on all manner of social media.
Of course, this strange mutation of segregation doesn’t end in the realm of biology and gender. Rather, the left has used radical political correctness in order to disparage a number of their invented “oppressors”, including historical figures who may or may not have been born with the right color skin to appease modern SJW’s.
Such is the case in Ithaca, New York this week, where a high school play has been indefinitely postponed after protests over the casting of a caucasian student to play the role of a European character.
“Social justice activists at a New York high school successfully shut down a production of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ after a white student landed a lead role.
“Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School’s musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate.
“’It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you,’ the student told the Ithaca Journal. ‘And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?’”
The character in question is “half Roma, half French” in the original novel, but this was of no concern to the young lady who didn’t make the cut.
“While the student activists demanded ‘brown and black female students’ be considered for the role, the character in question is half Roma, half French, according to the novel by Victor Hugo. SUI stressed ‘the book and the musical should not be conflated’ because the musical is only ‘inspired’ by Hugo’s manuscript.
“The group points out that the Musical Theater International production guide lists her role as a ‘Romani woman’ who is ‘an outcast racially and culturally.’”
What these ladies didn’t realize, however, is that their insistence on casting “brown and black female students” is likely triggering to any snowflake male students who may wish to audition for Esmerelda’s part..