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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    Not sure what you're trying to argue. Yes, those things would also be unacceptable in pretty much all circles. But to people who don't agree with those norms, they are "political correctness." That's what "political correctness" is- a social norm one doesn't agree with. So it isn't like there are circles that are objectively PC and other circles that are objectively not PC. It is completely subjective. Depending on one's personal beliefs, different circles look more or less PC. In fact, if 30 years from now, your circle traveled back in time and met your circle today, your circle today would perceive your future circle as being extremely PC because the future circle would have adopted quite a few social norms that your present circle hasn't yet.
    No. PC is aggressive, didactic and peremptory. Etiquette is respectful of the personal sphere.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No. PC is aggressive, didactic and peremptory. Etiquette is respectful of the personal sphere.
    You don't think the Nazi would perceive your circle's response to his beliefs as aggressive, didactic and peremptory?

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Political correctness is the term rude narcissists use to describe manners.
    So.... are manners constant?

    Or are they subject to changes based upon the opinions of the loudest voices?

    For example..... in the 60s it was acceptable for black people to be called "negro" or "colored"... even by black folks. Then it was changed to "black".... and within the past decade or so, you are wrong if you don't say, "African American".

    And then... the new rules coming out with "code words" for racism.... for example, there is apparently a movement to turn the word "thug", which has been used for centuries into a strictly racists (against blacks) "code word" for "Nigger".

    I mean, honestly, who can keep up with all this bull****???

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Sometimes but not always and not even generally. I was told by an African American lady that using the term black was racist and in the same conversation I was told by a black woman that using the term African American was racist because she was "black" Seriously... Not even I could make that **** up.
    Reminds me of when I was speaking to a white private school student whose car was broken into as I was taking her report, she asked if I knew another Officer that worked in my division that used to be her School Resource Officer. I said, "I think I know who you are talking about, he is a tall black guy with a bald head?" And she responded with a bit of an attitude, "He is African-American". To which I responded, "I am pretty sure he was born in the United States."



    She didn't get it.....

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, it's just the notion that people should the treated with respect, even if they are a minority, foreign, or traditionally lack power. Sometimes it's taken to extremes and sometimes people disagree on what is or is not respectful, but the core idea is about treating people well.



    No, it isn't. You just want to disrespect and suppress people for being different from you.

    Seriously, give us an example of something you can't say because of this horrible PC conspiracy. I'll bet that it's either incredibly nasty, or you actually can say it. And, of course, facing social repercussions for saying something cruel and nasty is just part of living in a society where we aren't forced to all be the same.
    Emphasis added for the Lulz!

    That is exactly what the PC world wants us to do. Be forced to use whatever terminology they come up with this week that is "acceptable" to call someone. Thus creating evil hateful racists out of people who were adults in the 1970s when it was the "acceptable term" to use word X... and who didn't have the time or care to keep up with the fact that within 30 years the "acceptable" term changed 4 ****ing times since then.

    Its the easiest way to discard any opinion or shut down any disagreement with the political "fad" of the time.

    For example... as a result of all the idiotic looting and burning in the name of "BlackLivesMatter" people are trying to get the word "thug" turned into the new "Nigger" so anyone who ... rightfully calls a looter a "thug" is being racist.....and therefore, we don't want to listen to what you have to say about these criminal acts because you are just an evil evil racist!

    In short.......Its how they reach this....

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Being politically Correct (Stupid, if you ask me) is going through and re-labelling everything from commonly accepted language and pretty much obscuring what's really going on and what it really is. For example
    Political Correctness Is Stupid!

    Some of the more funny ones. Yeah, maybe an exaggeration and tongue in cheek and I think it's driving the point home.
    PC is little more than obscuring commonly held definitions of the realities. Call it for what it is.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    So.... are manners constant?

    Or are they subject to changes based upon the opinions of the loudest voices?

    For example..... in the 60s it was acceptable for black people to be called "negro" or "colored"... even by black folks. Then it was changed to "black".... and within the past decade or so, you are wrong if you don't say, "African American".

    And then... the new rules coming out with "code words" for racism.... for example, there is apparently a movement to turn the word "thug", which has been used for centuries into a strictly racists (against blacks) "code word" for "Nigger".

    I mean, honestly, who can keep up with all this bull****???
    Considering that you just listed the evolution of appropriate ways to refer to black people, apparently you can keep up with it.

    I also don't think that there's much basis for saying that manners are changed based upon the "loudest voices". It seems to me that those who oppose so-called political correctness are just as loud as those who endorse it. Most manners that are referred to as "political correctness" just come down to respecting how people identify and respecting their boundaries.
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    Re: Political Correctness

    It's a good thing being polite, but PC is being afraid of speaking the truth.

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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No. PC is aggressive, didactic and peremptory. Etiquette is respectful of the personal sphere.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    It's a good thing being polite, but PC is being afraid of speaking the truth.
    Framing it as "etiquette" is really just a subtle form of political correctness. In this case it's more of a gentle persuasion, but with the same desired end result. You're* still saying that certain unwanted speech should be suppressed.

    *-Generic "you".
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    Re: Political Correctness

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Sorry, but no. My "circles" don't enforce codes of speech or belief. They do, however, cherish the freedom that political correctness aims to curtail.
    So there are no forms of etiquette in your circles, is that what you're claiming? If I walked into a gathering with your friends and family I could saying anything I wanted without any form of retribution?

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