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View Poll Results: How politically correct are people in your country?
To a fault 30 68.18%
Not at all 14 31.82%
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Don't see any need. Why should it be the law's business to police offensiveness? Seems dangerous to have the government be a speech police.
I don't know - I guess it depends on the scenario. If you went around campaigning against black people, then understandably you would be arrested for inciting hatred. If one person said something racist to another person, then I guess it's not too bad.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I don't know - I guess it depends on the scenario. If you went around campaigning against black people, then understandably you would be arrested for inciting hatred. If one person said something racist to another person, then I guess it's not too bad.
Why would that be understandable? If it were inciting violence, otherwise don't know why that being a jerk is arrestable.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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USA: one of the most politically correct people on earth, especially in California.

Mexico: not politically correct at all.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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I think Americans are very politically correct though probably not as bad as a decade or two ago. I'm very much against hate but I also think people have the right to speak their mind and make offensive jokes. Of course people also have the right to say they're offended.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I think Americans are very politically correct though probably not as bad as a decade or two ago. I'm very much against hate but I also think people have the right to speak their mind and make offensive jokes. Of course people also have the right to say they're offended.
Wrong! The more Liberal a person is, the more PC. Mississippi and Oklahoma are probably the least PC states in the USA and some of the most Conservative states in the USA. California and New York state are two of the most PC states in the USA and overall, very Liberal.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Why would that be understandable? If it were inciting violence, otherwise don't know why that being a jerk is arrestable.
Swearing in public is an arrestable offence, let alone spouting hateful garbage - but I suspect it depends on the severity. Going around chanting 'Blacks should die' or 'Gays are going to hell' is kind of pushing the boundaries of just 'being a jerk'. The Westboro Baptist Church were denied entry in the UK precisely because they intended to incite hatred. If that's fine by you then whatever, but it isn't fine by us. I'm certainly not going to lose sleep over such people being denied the right to say whatever they want.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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USA: one of the most politically correct people on earth, especially in California.

Mexico: not politically correct at all.
Memin Pinguin?
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Europe
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People speak their mind but in friendly manner. There are different type of people some with better manners and some with no manners.
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Old 09-14-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: WA
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The harbingers of political correctness have been different people/groups during different times in the U.S. The underdogs are usually the ones who don't like it, be them on the political left or right.

There are some topics, however, that have received ever-broadening PC guidelines for at least the last four decades, those being race and gender, and now sexual orientation to an arguably lesser extent. The story is pretty similar elsewhere in the West, but from my civil libertarian perspective (not to be mistaken for Libertarian), I'm pleased that even blatantly racist, sexist and homophobic public speech doesn't carry a jail sentence here.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:42 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, aka, Liberal Mecca/wherever DoD sends me to
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Americans and their stupid political correctness.....

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I find it offensive that Americans are so condescending with things relating to Mexicans.
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