Note to Politicians: Let’s Forget Political Correctness for Once

By Manuela Domingos

The mass shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida shook the souls of a grieving nation. At times like these, especially in the midst of a political election, politicians often use this atrocity to push their own political agendas. Trump recently released a statement in which he reinforced his views on banning admissions from the Middle East and cutting off immigration. In it, he denounces president Barack Obama’s “failure” to call the mass shooting in Orlando “radical Islam.”

Following the shooting, President Barack Obama also released a statement in which he called the incident an “act of terror and hate.” It has also been reported that families of Orlando massacre victims have pleaded with the president to take necessary precautions to prevent senseless acts of shooting.

In the midst of all the dispute, “political correctness,” and media desensitization, I believe that we must not get too attached on labels and conspicuous agendas, but rather celebrate the victim’s lives.

It is during times like these when issues are deeper than laws, religion, or sexual orientation.

These are the issues of humanity.

It’s about coming together as people and empathizing with one another as a human race.

Despite all the darkness that occurred on June 12, I believe the world stands together.

Let us love.


“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

                                                                                    - Romans 12:9