Alot of people I talk to seem to think that only certain groups can be victims of discrimination, that for instance, women cant be sexist or that Navajoes and Sri Lankans cant be racist. This pleading in favor of "minority" groups as being "oppressees" and majority groups being "oppressors" is called political correctness, an idea stemming from Marxist ideology.
Now, I also find there is no argueing with someone convinced of these truisms(that "oppressed" groups are to be favored over those who aerent), since Marxist ideology sees everything in socio-economic terms, the only reality is a social one, hence people cannot be oppressed on an individual level, only "classes" can be oppressed or oppressive. Most people who adhere to this worldview do not even realize it stems from Marx. This isnt to incite a "commie hunt" or anything like that, just some perspective. I think its good to know the history of ideas and how they are commonly accepted as "realities" by people without questioning, once you identify the source of an idea, you can question it. If you understand that "political correctness" comes from Marx, notable his idea of class struggle, you can give it some context. Like I said, I notice that the term "potlically correct" is not something those I identify as being poltically correct use to describe themselves. They are simply right, and if you dont agree, you're part of a greater problem.
I dont know where Im going with this, as its only going to reinforce those who agree with me that Im right, and those disagree with me that Im wrong, I just feel like getting this out there. This was originally gonna be a thread about self-victimization, though there might be a companion thread to this one about that subject soon enough, I dunno.
tldr version; Political correctness, as we know it today comes from Marxism, to understand that is to gain some context, as Marx was but a man and he could very well have been wrong.