The participants are overly ‘politically correct’

When people are afraid of hurting others, they might resort to ‘political correctness’. There is nothing wrong with the intention, but if we are so restrained that we do not want to discuss the prejudices present in our communities for fear of speaking them out loud, then we have gone too far. Finding the right balance between speaking freely and openly and hurting others is a daily task, and the particular balance will be different for each group. The process of finding that balance is an exercise in dealing with reality.