View Poll Results: Am I being politically correct in the example given?

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Thread: Politically Correct?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    No, I understand the power of words just fine. They don't have any. Words have as much power as human beings give to them.
    And most people give them power-lots of power. You just deny this.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    And most people give them power-lots of power. You just deny this.
    Really? I know hardly any people who care about what people call themselves. The people who do care are just the loudest.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    "Oriental" has traditionally referred to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ethnicities. "Asian," as it is used today, covers a much broader group of people. So I'd say it's not simply a matter of political correctness, but a shift in terminology due to the fact that we have more folks in this country of Asian origin who aren't Orientals than we did when the term "Oriental" was more in vogue.
    When I was a kid the term Orientals was commonly used to describe those of Asian decent. However, during VietNam, terms began to change to more accurately reflect the diversity of the region. Asian was now used as a blanket to describe those from East Asia, from India's border all the way to Japan, and the term Southeast Asia was used when describing Vietnam, Laos, etc. Since then I've rarely heard the term Oriental refer to people, only rugs, art objects, and generalized Asian food.

    I refer to people the way they prefer. If they introduce themselves to me as Korean, Chinese, VietNamese, etc., then that's how I refer to them from that point on. If they make no specific mention of their historical ancestry, then I consider them to be Asian.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    No, I understand the power of words just fine. They don't have any. Words have as much power as human beings give to them.
    Then why do we need to be PC, or sensitive, or whatever?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Then why do we need to be PC, or sensitive, or whatever?
    We don't need to do anything.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    If a person goes out of their way to use a term then it is PC, if not, then no big deal. Calling something correctly is not being PC.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    When I was a kid the term Orientals was commonly used to describe those of Asian decent. However, during VietNam, terms began to change to more accurately reflect the diversity of the region. Asian was now used as a blanket to describe those from East Asia, from India's border all the way to Japan, and the term Southeast Asia was used when describing Vietnam, Laos, etc. Since then I've rarely heard the term Oriental refer to people, only rugs, art objects, and generalized Asian food.

    I refer to people the way they prefer. If they introduce themselves to me as Korean, Chinese, VietNamese, etc., then that's how I refer to them from that point on. If they make no specific mention of their historical ancestry, then I consider them to be Asian.
    Exactly. I met some people and the I was interested in where they were from since they were dressed really nicely in ethnic clothes. They said they were Persian. I clarified and asked if they were Iranian and they insisted that they were Persian. I said fine, but I was thinking that the Persians ended as an entity a loooong time ago.

    Who cares?
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    And most people give them power-lots of power. You just deny this.
    Words don't have any power... what has power is the intent behind the words.

    I can question religion to many people and there is no harm but as soon as a person demeans the religion with the same questions, then it takes a different context. The intent changed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Exactly. I met some people and the I was interested in where they were from since they were dressed really nicely in ethnic clothes. They said they were Persian. I clarified and asked if they were Iranian and they insisted that they were Persian. I said fine, but I was thinking that the Persians ended as an entity a loooong time ago.

    Who cares?
    did you think they didn't know their home country was now iran?

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Words don't have any power... what has power is the intent behind the words.

    I can question religion to many people and there is no harm but as soon as a person demeans the religion with the same questions, then it takes a different context. The intent changed.
    Not even that. Words have power only in what power is granted by the listener.
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