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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    In case somebody needs refreshment of definitions:

    Political correctness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, what's your say?




    P.S. Sorry for the mistakes in the title. Still drinking my morning coffee.
    Yes it is. So long as it stays at just the speech part. When it starts being made law then it goes against free speech as being politically incorrect is also free speech.

    When it comes to freedoms and Rights you have to take the good with the bad so long as the bad does not violate anothers Rights. And in this case there is no Right to not be offended for something someone says.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    if he's shouting down students, it sounds like he's probably just an asshole. i'm still ok with somebody being afraid to tell me racist jokes in public, though. people who do that are even bigger assholes than your teacher.
    I didn't realize the two were mutually exclusive.

    So why exactly can't we forbade the over the top racist jokes/comments, as well as shouting racism when race isn't a part of the discussion at hand? Both are bad for a free society because both are forms of intimidation.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    In case somebody needs refreshment of definitions:

    Political correctness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, what's your say?




    P.S. Sorry for the mistakes in the title. Still drinking my morning coffee.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I didn't realize the two were mutually exclusive.

    So why exactly can't we forbade the over the top racist jokes/comments, as well as shouting racism when race isn't a part of the discussion at hand? Both are bad for a free society because both are forms of intimidation.
    how would we "forbid" them?

    seems to work pretty well the way it is. if racist idiots spout racism, they get labeled as racist idiots, and then nobody gives a **** about anything else they have to say. works for me.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    how would we "forbid" them?

    seems to work pretty well the way it is. if racist idiots spout racism, they get labeled as racist idiots, and then nobody gives a **** about anything else they have to say. works for me.
    Works for me, too. In fact, I think racist idiots should be encouraged to express their opinions in the plainest terms possible. That way, they'd be easier to identify.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Don't forget:

    trailer trash, white trash, hillbilly, redneck- any white person that lives in the South or votes Republican.

    (Hey, if we're not going to be PC, it goes both ways.)
    Agreed, those terms are just as "good" as the other ones I listed.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post



    "Tyranny?" Wow, that's some harsh words.

    I had no idea saying "African-American" instead of "nigger" was just like living under an oppressive police state.


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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Those who rail against the concept of political correctness the most are generally those most guilty of it. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and not call them duplicitous, but they are at least blind to their own actions and motivations.
    As always... maybe for some.

    For many, including me, political correctness is about some people telling others what they can and can't say... and if you say what they say you can't, then you are a racist, bigot, sexist, one that lacks courtesy, etc. I think that those telling me what is OK to say are the oppressive jerks using their morality to judge others.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    PC creates so many jobs that would not be there otherwise. I am referring to the professional whiners, they call themselves the media.

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