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The most insidious form of political correctness takes form in concepts of “American exceptionalism” and remembering the Confederacy as being about “states’ rights, small government, and ‘heritage, not hate.’” It’s in how we remember historical events like Columbus’s role in “discovering” America or the often glossed-over importance of the travesties we’ve been responsible for as a nation, such as Japanese internment. It’s the sanitation of American history in which we are painted as beacons of good while those who oppose are painted as evil incarnate. It’s a bumper-sticker approach to the world. If we must discuss which students are being “coddled,” it’s not college students, but instead, our grade schoolers being deprived the truth of our country’s foundation and legacy.