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Determining the Effect of Anonymity on the Constraining Ability of Political Correctness

Hicks, Jonnathon Joseph
Abstract
Abstract: Political correctness currently enjoys a high visibility and controversy. One of the main criticisms is that political correctness stifles free speech and constrains behavior on college campuses. Research in this area is sparse, and thus I have conducted an exploratory study to determine if it is possible to measure the effect anonymity- proxied by online discussion- on political correctness and its constraining ability. The preliminary study uses an online and offline group discussing their support for affirmative action and equal pay to determine if the effect political correctness inflicts on this discourse can be measured.
Date
2017-05-01
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