Oh, and don't kid yourselves guys. Europe is a hundred times more PC than America is. At least we're allowed to have flags up, print offensive cartoons, and have sexist roadsigns. :p
Too true MA. On St. George's day, many people weren't allowed to hang Union flags on the streets. Its disgusting when you are unable to display your patriotism. I predict one day PC will come crashing down, as people have got sick and tired of it. Did anyone hear about this comedian who was telling jokes about this black womans mother? Everyone was screaming with laughter, even the black women herself. But a group of complete arses walked out because they thought he was being racsist. I am so annoyed at that, as they assume she was offended.
masked_marsoe;3398407Some of it has. Some of it is utterly insane, damaging, and degrading. Some has a good purpose, and seeks to remove inequalities and injustices. Unfortunately, it all gets tarred with the same brush.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
MrFancypants;3398021Here political correctness isn't that bad and I don't know exactly how bad it is elsewhere, but I'd rather talk to someone who is overly politically correct than to someone who keeps throwing slurs around him because he thinks it's cool.
I'm with you. I personally haven't notice a lot of it in my own surroundings. It might be going to far in some places and that insn't good, but rather that then cursing becoming the standard.
Is political correctness good or bad? Depends on the enviroment (is it parlaiment, some public event/place/setting, private setting, ... ), the influence it has, the range/number of people "affected" etc. etc. A law forbidding you to have a national flag on your clothing/car/house/ would ofcourse be way overboard.
Edit: one silly political correctness event I can remember here is the namechange of a type of candy here. A company that made chocolate candy called "Negerzoenen" ("Nigerkisses" or "nigeroid kisses" but mind you that that word is far from being as negative overhere as it is in the USA) changed the name they used for dozens of years to something else I can't even remember. I still call them negerzoenen because that was their old name, that is what people know them by and nobody every was offended by them. Several organisations/clubs for/by people with "black" roots (Africa, Dutch Antils etc.) even commented it was rahter silly to change the name because nobody saw the name as racist.
Let's see, mexicans buring our flags on our soil..... lemme go burn a mexican flag and see how long before I get hanged. :donitz:
Well, it is better to have it this way than the other extreme- facist racism. It has gone too far, and the balance has been lost, but we always need a bit of political correctness.
G®33N<@|>;3401547Let's see, mexicans buring our flags on our soil..... lemme go burn a mexican flag and see how long before I get hanged. :donitz:
No kidding and they would…remember about 7 or 8 years ago when those illegal Chinese immigrants tried to gain access to US ports via cargo ships and our boarder patrol in San Diego turned them away – we were labeled as isolationists, raciest, etc. by the Mexican government. The cargo ships then turned south to gain access via Mexico, the Mexican authorities also turned them away but one persisted and the Mexican navy blew them out of the water killing many of those immigrants and the crew. The US was the only one that spoke out about it but Mexico and the world human rights groups were all closed lipped. Apparently, our laws and customs do not matter in the eyes of this flawed democracy that sits to the south...
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Of course. Mexico has a really strict immigration policy, unless it can give Mexico some money.
Political correctness is OK, as long as it is merely removal of offensive terms. Masking what something really is, however, is a different matter. Someone with glasses is "visually impaired". Someone who glasses won't do a bit of good for is blind.
I Believe that minorities have led the political correct charge which inturn influenced the government to be ultra sensitive.
Blacks and hispanics seem to want to have sub categories that identify them
Blacks Brown Mahogony Umber Sienna African Americans Afro Amercians
This is utterly irrelevant
Hispanics want sub catogories as well
Hispanics Latins Spainards latinos
None of these have to do with Nationality and is thus really irrelvant on paper or spoken verbal...
I say be what you want...but don't hold everyone to your specific outlook. Theres too many out looks to keep track of...