Look, I'm going to say it: The black culture in many urban areas is violent. The black crime rate is substantially greater than white crime rate in every statistic. Even the mention of that *fact* is enough to crucify you for racism. How will this ever change if nobody is willing to step up and say it? The first step to fixing a problem is to admit there is a problem. While some stereotypes are just that, many stereotypes are grounded in truth. If we can't talk about that, then how can we create a dialogue towards fixing those issues?
There are many needs of use to apply within the facilities, hotels as such, who are more terrified over a bit of tiny harmless fluff on the floor doing nothing. Then you have a real danger in which the could be a potential fire hazard as such, that the employers will say 'don't bother with that! The bit of harmless fluff doing nothing is more serious than the material that will ignite immediate fire bugs! So I personally think management staff need to look at the real picture of what is going on, for the H&S need to stop being over powering and management stop trying for their extra star.
Political correctness is not as heinous a crime as political Neutrality.In my opinion neutrality would equate to spinelessness and cowardice. Coming back to whether people worry too much about being politically correct, its the Gospel Truth that they do.People for obvious reasons fear consequences , backlash from society ,backlash from the so called custodians of lingual eloquence .
Political correctness is censorship and goes against everything free speech stands for. Having to talk in a neutered way because of the possibility that someone gets offended? Could you imagine your favorite movies, books, etc. if they were politically correct and went our of their way to not offend? Things would become stale fast.
I have made a new group of friends that seem to be obsessed with being politically correct... All the time... About everything. I understand that there are things that require a gentle hand, but sometimes you can go so far one direction and instead of being inclusive you are becoming exclusive.
I suppose one of the largest areas where being not politically correct is considered taboo is in humor and comedy. Many people argue that there are better jokes to make than racial ones. I want to point out that racial slurs are much different than racial jokes. Lots of people make fun of their own and other cultures. If the jokes aren't offensive and underhanded, they are funny because they often contain bits of truth. In a way, it is a form of embracing part of what makes every individual different - their culture.
Besides this, it is not politically correct to refer to someone as "that Latino man over there" or "the Asian teacher" or "that white woman on TV." I can understand that racial jokes aren't tasteful, but here's where I think it goes too far. When we refer to someone by their skin color or their ethnicity, are we lying? No. As adult human beings, we acknowledge that people are more than what they are on the outside, but ethnic background is still part of their identity. It is what we see, what's wrong with that? Nothing, as long as what we see isn't accompanied by derogatory sentiments.
People are as worried today about inane formalities as they were during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. Afraid to offend the powers that be with their heretical thoughts in fear of being burned at the stake. At least today they got rid of the stake but unfortunately found new just as twisted ways to ruin someone's life for having an opinion different than what is publicly approved.
To make matters worse these politically correct gestapo can't even take a joke. They dropped their humor when they picked up that bag of self-important opinion.
Being in my eighties i have seen an awful lot of change in this country, yes some for the better, but in the main NO, we have become a nation that is afraid to confront the politically correct brigade, the rules and regulations that are forever being introduced by un elected bureaucrats in the European union beggars belief, time me thinks for a radical change in the way this country should go forward.
I think that when someone in the public eye for example says something shocking, we as a whole dont take an honest enough look at ourselves. Obviously it's not ok to say some things out loud that we think to ourselves, but I feel we often lose perspective of our own views in public situations like these.
And stop being so precious - grow up people! If you want a good slogan how about we go back to the good old "Calling a spade - a spade". Everyone is different to everyone else - so what. Everyone has different opinions - that's great!, that's life, and life is variety.
I believe the few times that political correctness has been overdone are much less harmful than the millions of times it has not been used at all.
Everyone has been told that they're being "too politically correct", but they're often just being polite. While in mixed company, it's best not to possibly offend or alienate other people. Not insulting others due to their race, sexuality or heritage is important. A crass joke is occasionally acceptable, but it's possible to make jokes without being derogatory.
Political correctness can be understood simply as an application of the idea of courtesy, and as such, seems worth the effort it requires. After all, would we say that most people worry too much about being courteous? Hardly, because our lives work better when we treat each other with respect. Careful use of language isn't enough, by itself, to achieve equality, and an ongoing respect for diversity in our multicultural society. Changes in public policy, in media, and in our lifestyles are needed to make men and women and people of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other demographic distinctions more equal. But language shapes the way we look at the world, and is a good everyday step toward a more inclusive community. Policing language can admittedly become obsessive and counterproductive, if it isn't accompanied by humor, goodwill, and a sense of perspective. However, none of these negate the basic value of the PC concept.
When I hear people like Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts and others, and when I hear those who agree with them, I begin to think that civil discourse is dead in this nation. There is such hostility spouted from the mouths of these people who only want to get people upset enough to continue listening until the next commercial. I wish that people were more civil with each other. There is frankly a place for political correctness; it is not so much believing in a certain thing but at least being kind in one's speech no matter what a person believes in. There is no room for bad-mouthing people on the basis of race, religious tradition, color, sex, orientation, disability, or anything else except one's conduct. It is frankly cruel, lacking in compassion, rude, and in poor taste to do so.
I think that President Obama's recent use of the phrase "whose ass to kick" is representative of a trend in language that is making our society less polite in all areas. While part of me wants to think that our acceptance of racial jokes and assorted "politically incorrect" language is evidence that our society is beyond caring about race, I think that our recent acceptance of crudeness is more a representation of the lowering of language standards across all areas of society.
Political correctness is a measure of the equality in our society. Political correctness is a sign of the recognition of the trials of minorities and helps us understand their plight so that we may be more empathetic to their situation. Political correctness leads the way to societal change. It is important to understand others positions, which helps us change our priorities.
Most people would understand that the "N" word is offensive, but making a joke about immigration or portraying Muslims as terrorists might get a laugh out of a good few people. Most people don't know, and don't care that certain things are racist, sexist or homophobic, or just generally politically incorrect. Part of the irony in art and shock humor in TV shows and movies (that often make fun of racism) are often taken literally by people of low intelligence, and that creates even more problems.