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Old 03-20-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't usually have that problem.
Oh I certainly don't obsess over it myself the way some people feel we should. Still, in certain situations dealing with certain types of people, the type of response you'll get for not being PC is just not worth it.

I agree this attitude of being required to be so PC accomplishes nothing. But the sad reality is we have to conform in many case. People regularly get fired over it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Oh I certainly don't obsess over it myself the way some people feel we should. Still, in certain situations dealing with certain types of people, the type of response you'll get for not being PC is just not worth it.
It's always worth it.

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I agree this attitude of being required to be so PC accomplishes nothing. But the sad reality is we have to conform in many case. People regularly get fired over it.
I was once told I am too principled for my own good. I would be one of those fired ones.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Maybe instead of calling anyone "white" or "black" and without using PC language such as Caucasian or AA, we could simply call white people "tan" and black people "brown"...it'd be far more accurate. Hispanics/Asians/Native Americans could be called "dark tan."

NO ONE would have ANY room to complain.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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Maybe instead of calling anyone "white" or "black" and without using PC language such as Caucasian or AA, we could simply call white people "tan" and black people "brown"...it'd be far more accurate. Hispanics/Asians/Native Americans could be called "dark tan."

NO ONE would have ANY room to complain.
Ha! True.

My daughter is mixed, and she always called herself brown. She always called all black people brown, although she is very light.

I have an enormous problem with the term African American, since all black people are not American, nor are they all African. You simply cannot use that term effectively and accurately. There is nothing politically correct about it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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My main problem with "political correctness," other than the fact that I believe people should actually use the brains they were born with, is that we're never told exactly who's setting the standard. Blindly accepting someone else's lead puts you on the same level as a sheep.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My main problem with "political correctness," other than the fact that I believe people should actually use the brains they were born with, is that we're never told exactly who's setting the standard. Blindly accepting someone else's lead puts you on the same level as a sheep.
When I was in college (in the 90's so not too long ago) my speech teacher did an entire unit at the very beginning of the class on political correctness. We had to make something like 4 or 5 speeches during the semester and we got 10 points taken off our grade for every single "violation" of the PC rules. She enforced the rules very strictly. I'll never forget that teacher and that class... She obviously apparently felt like SHE was some kind of authority on it.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I made a mistake at my son's preschool last year...we arrived late, and the kids were already in circle time, so I said, Ok, go sit indian style in the circle. Yeah, apparently it's not called that anymore, their name for it was criss-cross applesauce. Oops! I'll still call it that just out of habit, so if someone really gets offended oh well.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I made a mistake at my son's preschool last year...we arrived late, and the kids were already in circle time, so I said, Ok, go sit indian style in the circle. Yeah, apparently it's not called that anymore, their name for it was criss-cross applesauce. Oops! I'll still call it that just out of habit, so if someone really gets offended oh well.
HAHAHA. Insane....
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I hate the whole PC crap-o-la. Excuse me but why do I as a straight white male, have to watch everything that comes out of my mouth, and have to listen to every single other race slam me and call names? It seems that PC is a one way street from me to every other living soul, but not towards my "type". PC is BS.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I hate the whole PC crap-o-la. Excuse me but why do I as a straight white male, have to watch everything that comes out of my mouth, and have to listen to every single other race slam me and call names? It seems that PC is a one way street from me to every other living soul, but not towards my "type". PC is BS.
As a straight white male myself, I agree 100%. Anything directed at us is OK...at anyone else is not. Some people will likely respond to this post saying that I am a racist and/or sexist.
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