Interesting article by the Cato Institute:
The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, a new national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, finds that 71% Americans believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have. The consequences are personal—58% of Americans believe the political climate prevents them from sharing their own political beliefs.
Democrats are unique, however, in that a slim majority (53%) do not feel the need to self-censor. Conversely, strong majorities of Republicans (73%) and independents (58%) say they keep some political beliefs to themselves.
The craziest stat is the differential between Republicans and Independents. It’s no wonder the polls always skew vs. actual results. But if you look at the hate I and others take just for saying very reasonable things like “Stand For the National Anthem in baseball”, there’s a reason people are afraid. The more of us that do speak out, however, the less the social pressure is there to harass us.
World Baseball League Commissioner Hideki Ichiro wasn’t afraid to speak out about what he thought needed to change in baseball’s future. Check out Gravity Of The Game and read his heartwarming story!