Yes it would be better.
No it would be worse with out it.
It would be the same.
Don't know/don't care.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
P.C Is a polite way to talk to someone and lie to their face, about the way you really feel,and make it acceptable to the main stream people.
If you have to lie to someone when you talk to them,why even bother talking to them in the first place?Maybe you're scared of a physical response to what you say to them.
It's a way of putting the person first, and their race/ ethnicity/ disability/ sexual orientation/ gender second.
The hope has always been that if we as a society consciously changed our speech patterns to be more inclusive, our thinking would follow.
This hope has, to some extent, been realized.
There's not much I despise more than PC thought police bull****.
I prefer my way of thinking and seeing actual individuals to boxing everyone up as merely faceless humans.
or...What PC really is.
The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought—that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc—should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words.
"The purpose of PC is not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of socialism, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It is intended that when PC has been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought—that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc—should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words."
If the PCer can think the word "freedom", he can't demand it.
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But then again I have respect for my fellow man.
Where I work I'm a supervisor,I get to evaluate people at the end of jobs or during jobs depending on how they perform at work.
I evaluate them on their job,work abilities,how they perform.
All that other stuff you throw in their doesn't matter,because you are judging that person and nothing else.
If more people did things that way,maybe we all could be better people.
I actually think that political correctness has done a lot of harm to race relations in the U.S. It makes interacting with someone of a different race somewhat uncomfortable and awkward, because you're afraid you might say or even think the wrong thing. Ironically, that which was intended to bring races together has probably played a role in keeping them apart.
I think there is a spectrum ranging from racism to PC, and over the last 50 years we as a culture jumped from the former end to the latter... but to truly achieve racial integration we'd need to be at the center of that spectrum.