UHP comes under fire over internal memo questioning trooper's arrest practices

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  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 12:00 p.m.

    In our politically correct world, we have a tendency to paint a wide path around topics or people that we avoid because it goes against what is perceived culturally appropriate. We can't speak certain racial words because it might offend a particular race, even though people of that race can say such words, we are cautious to speak out about against specific individuals of particular color or gender because it would be offensive to those who have been discriminated against. But as society becomes more diverse and diffuse, such sensitivities are allowing us to avoid more urgent, underlying issues such as violations of more basic human rights. Our freedom of speech as become the freedom to be afraid of making another person upset and perhaps a whole category of such people who may or may not have any real substantive connection to that person, except for color or gender, or generalized appearance.