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Old 08-25-2010, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know about most of you, but i believe this whole political correctness is a bunch of B*ll Sh*t, especially in the areas of race. Lets start with the term African American. Are we assuming all black skinned humans are from Africa? Is all people in Africa black?What about aborigines? Are they not dark skinned? What about white folks? Why can they not be referred to European Americans? We don't call Asians, Asian Americans do we? No. It seems this system of labeling people as gotten out of hand and is severely flawed. Nothing is perfect by all means but come on. Most Americans are to stupid to care or know the difference anyways but i just thought i would say my piece on how stupid political correctness has become in this pussified state of America, afraid to hurt anyones feelings.
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Tony, you are one crazy-ass cracker.
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Tony, you are one crazy-ass cracker.
well wants wrong with a little bit of truth and honesty. People are always looking for a excuse to get pissed off and file a law suit and its getting ridiculous, i feel like i have to walk on egg shells around people of different races not because i don't like them or im afraid of them but because I'm afraid of offending them by not using some stupid political correct term or phrase.
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It was a joke, and you took it well, Tony.

After being abroad for a while, and living in a rather racist country, i can appreciate the desire to be addressed politely. Thats all PC boils down to. And Americans are not always big on politeness.

No, PC terms won't solve the basic issue of mutual respect and politeness, any more than anti-racism laws will stop people from harboring racist thoughts. But they are both way to help reduce needless idiocy from manifesting into actual action.
Whats the problem with referring to someone politely, ie: how that person wishes to be addressed?
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tony it doesn't much have to do with not hurting people's feelings and more to do with not judging people by the color of their skin.

it's much more accurate to judge them by their accent.
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tony it doesn't much have to do with not hurting people's feelings and more to do with not judging people by the color of their skin.

it's much more accurate to judge them by their accent.
understandable, still pretty stupid, what happens if you classify them by the wrong accent, then your double f*d
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I agree completely that 'political correctness' is a bag of bollocks. But this was obvious from its name. Politics is a term used to justify a certain theme of bullshit, so there are no shockers here! :P

This hyphenated, ethnicity nomenclature though is an interesting one, in that it is limited only to the USA (the true home of hyper-sensitive bullshit!) In europe, much as is the case in canada, people are described by their origins. I have never heard of a jamaican-british or a chinese-canadian. People use only the first section to describe their heritage.

To me this makes sense. If you are in (for eg.) America, why do you have to suffix 'american' to your 'category'?

The 'black' term was an interesting pop phenomenon. It was forever an acceptable term to negroid people; then someone raised the matter of fact, that in semantical descriptions, black regarded generally negative connotations and white the more 'purer' and 'perfect' aspects of life. this is true, but should we care? Black people suggest not. But it is an individual thing.

meanwhile, has my use of the word negroid caused raised eyebrows? from having studied anthropology, it is a perfectly innocent and valid term to use. but is it a bit too clinical for lay-man's speech?

each to their own once more.
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This hyphenated, ethnicity nomenclature is an interesting one, in that it is limited only to the USA (the true home of hyper-sensitive bullshit!)
We've yet to pass laws banning head scarves. Nor have we had any riots in Dearborn, MI.... yet.
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In europe, much as is the case in canada, people are described by their origins. I have never heard of a jamaican-british or a chinese-canadian.

If you are in (for eg.) America, why do you have to suffix 'american' to your 'category'?
Because that's the way it's done here. I realize to European eyes, any difference (even if something as innocuous as white socks with dark shoes, banning smoking in supermarkets, or personal hygiene) between Americans and Europeans is automatically taken as a sign of American incivility and inferiority, but you're getting uptight about the same stuff you're blasting America for getting uptight about, only in the other direction.
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