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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Except what you just said boils down to a checklist of approved words. The N word is approved for some but not others no matter what the intent was, is what you just said.
    There are precious few situations where someone who is not black or gay can refer to someone who is as nigger or faggot, respectively, and not intend to hurt that person. But it's not even just commonly understood slang. It's stereotypes and assumptions. If you actually treat people with respect, you'll do fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Then you advocate the chaos from virtually unlimited individual sensitivities.
    Welcome to real life. It does not come with a handbook for how to interact with other people. You have to actually learn to use your own judgment. The dreaded "political correctness" is nothing more than not disrespecting someone for who and what they are, rather than what they do or say. If that's too hard to do without a list, then you (generic listener, not you, you're just trying to be a pain in the neck) have more serious problems.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Welcome to real life. It does not come with a handbook for how to interact with other people. You have to actually learn to use your own judgment. The dreaded "political correctness" is nothing more than not disrespecting someone for who and what they are, rather than what they do or say. If that's too hard to do without a list, then you (generic listener, not you, you're just trying to be a pain in the neck) have more serious problems.
    The notion that everyone gets to have their own varying personal sensitivities acknowledged as valid is unwieldy and unworkable. Why does everything have to be either "everything goes" or "everything is verboten"?

    Not using "nigger" or "kike" or any number of slurs isn't necessarily political correctness, but the standard should be even-handed, whatever it is.

    Where terms and phrases become political correctness is when they serve no real or useful purpose, i.e. calling manholes "personnel access chambers", for example.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    And does calling people out when they misappropriate the word "racist" also work got you?
    Sure; this does happen from time to time. Mostly, though it's someone actually saying something racist or bigoted and then trying to claim that they are the victim of political correctness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    "Political correctness", or any other parameters used to judge the word choices of others, are not an infringement on free speech unless they are codified into law.

    We have accepted some limitations on free speech, like the oft-used example of shouting "fire!" in a crowded theater.
    That's because it's different when it endangers a life/lives.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Sure; this does happen from time to time. Mostly, though it's someone actually saying something racist or bigoted and then trying to claim that they are the victim of political correctness.
    Well that hasn't been my experience at all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's usually intent, not the specific words, that is bigoted. That's why black people can call each other nigger and white people can't. That's why gays can call each other faggot and straight people can't. Because you never mean to express a kind sentiment when you're talking about someone who's not like you and you think those words best express your point. If what you want is a checklist of approved and unapproved words, you're missing the point entirely.
    I get the point. Intent. Obvious. the issue is that I was told by black people that using the term black to describe them was racist. I was later told by other black people that using the term African American was racist. My point was that political correctness is bull****.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    How would you SOLVE a problem if you don't even know you have one?
    Think about it... it doesn't have to be YOUR problem... just A problem.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Think about it... it doesn't have to be YOUR problem... just A problem.
    Well you can't solve a problem if you don't know it exists. Solving something takes conscious effort.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The professor and the two black students were obviously the racists in that incident.
    Their point certainly was racist... and if they intended to help change people's perceptions of racism they failed miserably.
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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The only real thing you can do is laugh at how someone who is supposed to be teaching about "open minded and seeing other points of view" is really fostering an environment of close mindedness and dogmatic reactions to current events, no matter what evidence to the contrary.
    It certainly is counter productive...
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