Of course it does.
There is no law that says you have to be "politically correct" (Thank God). And there is no law that says you must not be (or as quoted above - have a right not to be) offended by the actions of another.
"Political correctness" is (are?) informal cultural standards enforced by no one specific.
They are an expression of the spirit of the age. Some good... lots of bad. They are what they are. My thoughts are: Give them no more credence than you feel they are worth.
If you are in class or even at school, for those still in K-12, you should not be making racial slurs or showing nude pics around or disrupting class. Because there is a specific purpose for you and everyone else to be there, and it is to learn. Making others feel uncomfortable or hated or disrupting class negatively affects the learning process. Punishment should be used as needed to correct the situation.
If you are conducting government business, such as in court or in some sort of meeting, then you are there for a specific purpose. Being rude to those who are trying to help you conduct that business should be considered intolerable and a waste of their time. And if you are the government employee that is being rude, then you are not doing your job to the best of your ability. If that gets you fired, it is on you.
I am actually not fond of the FCC, but I do think that ratings and/or adviseries about the content of media should be given for you to be able to decide if you want to watch something and/or whether you feel it is appropriate for your children to watch. When I went to see the movie Black Snake Moan in the theater, they messed up and started playing The Astronaut Farmer in our theater by mistake. After seeing the opening scene of Black Snake Moan, I remember thinking that I hope to God that they didn't switch the two and start playing that one in place of the The Astronaut Farmer, because I could certainly understand parents being a little upset at their children seeing a sex scene as the opening scene when they were supposed to be watching a family movie.
And I specifically stated that restrictions should be few and far between. They should be shown to have a legitimate purpose, as I described above.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
The government does not, to my knowledge, mandate anything that would be considered PC, and that is because of the first amendment. However, a message board owner could make all sorts of PC rules for his message board and it would be perfectly legal since the first amendment does not apply to privately owned message boards.
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Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.