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Does political correctness do more harm than good?

  • It's about speech, not action

    If a person expressed prejudice against a certain divers group and you criticize them for being prejudiced that is not political correctness the is using speech of defense of human right against prejudiced.It'snot shutting the bigot up but telling him that you believe that these citizens have rights too, even if the bigot don't expect it.Political correctness goes to shut hate speech, hate words and heat history up, rather than debating the bigot and challenging them.Conservative liberal genuine enforcement of equality of minority citizens under the law as political correctness.Not it isn't.It' part of genuine liberalism.Political l correctness goes after the speech , not action.The bigot like this cause it makes it easier to enforce their hate physically while pretending to be complaining about their speech being suppressed, To get people to feel sorry for them.Resulting in gaining the power to their hate action.Those who are against the equal right of minorities and want to eliminate them think they are right .For example, if you say that you support legal abortion, then the conservative will label you politically correct, even though you would not stop them from expressing opposition, but they want you to agree with them.Conservative promote their brand of political correctness .Demo publican or fake liberal political correctness is not real liberalism.This all started in the Bill Clinton regime.Political correctness is a shifty thing.You don;t promote equal rights of unpopular, but victimless crime citizens by suppressing and changing speech.

  • Pc stifles debate

    Political correctness feels like a sinister plot to demonise anyone who does not subscribe to the narrow views of the liberal left metropolitan elite. Pc started out with the best intentions but these days the subliminal messages included In tv programmes,even children' lead to a stifling of legitimate concerns and debate,

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • Does political correctness do more harm than good?

    People use terms such as 'bigot,' 'racist,' 'sexist' and more to make people look bad in thge public eye, even if the accused is completely innocent and a statement was taken out of context. This leads to people being so afraid of being accused of being discriminatory that instead of talking about issues that matter, everyone just avoids discussing anything that dares to imply that we are all different.

  • Does political correctness do more harm than good?

    People use terms such as 'bigot,' 'racist,' 'sexist' and more to make people look bad in thge public eye, even if the accused is completely innocent and a statement was taken out of context. This leads to people being so afraid of being accused of being discriminatory that instead of talking about issues that matter, everyone just avoids discussing anything that dares to imply that we are all different.

  • It is now used to protect people's flaws.

    As an employer, what are you looking for? Hardworking, Reliable, Focused, Motivated, and Rational employees are valued. PC culture is really undermining the productivity of the nation because it opens doors that shouldn't exist to unqualified people to take positions. For example, an HR recruiter's ad was rejected because it supposedly discriminated against lazy and unreliable people.

    Canadian PM Trudeau proposed changing the national anthem not to offend transgenders. By the same logic, please get replace the line "God keep our land, glorious and free" not to offend atheists. Oh wait, I shouldn't have given that suggestion either.

    If you're obese, and I point out that you are fat, and it's not normal or acceptable, I AM CALLED A BULLY for "fat shaming" or whatever bullshit. Nobody would pay attention to the fact that your weight needs to change.

    If you're lazy, and I point it out, and it's not normal or acceptable I AM CALLED A BULLY for "discriminating against people's personal choices" It’s for your own good anyways.

    In conclusion, Political Correctness is a cancerous notion that stunts character growth and development by protecting people under the name of "discrimination." Face the facts.

  • PC Culture is destroying the productivity of nations in a bid to not offend anyone, which is impossible.

    As an employer, what are you looking for? Hardworking, Reliable, Focused, Motivated, and Rational employees are valued. PC culture is really undermining the productivity of the nation because it opens doors that shouldn't exist to unqualified people to take positions. For example, an HR recruiter's ad was rejected because it supposedly discriminated against lazy and unreliable people.

    Canadian PM Trudeau proposed changing the national anthem not to offend transgenders. By the same logic, please get replace the line "God keep our land, glorious and free" not to offend atheists. Oh wait, I shouldn't have given that suggestion either.

    If you're obese, and I point out that you are fat, and it's not normal or acceptable I AM CALLED A BULLY for "fat shaming" or whatever bullshit.

    If you're lazy, and I point it out, and it's not normal or acceptable I AM CALLED A BULLY for "discriminating against people's personal choices" or whatever bullshit.

    In conclusion, Political Correctness is a cancerous notion that stunts character growth and development by protecting people under the name of "discrimination." Face the facts.

  • Silences free speech

    How is this free speech if we silence those of the opposite view, the political left has a big double standard on political correctness they use it to censor those who have a differing opinion. If you call a homosexuality a sin then your labeled homophobic, if you support the wall and deportation of illegals then your a racists. Its not about making everyone happy its about being able to speak your opinions which is a first amendment right!.

  • Political Correctness had good intentions but was executed poorly

    The thought of tact within everyday life sounds extremely ideal. When speech incorporates tact, points are made and communicated in a more calm and organized manner, in which emotion is not mixed in. Like many institutionalized concepts however, interpretation dictates, and what was once theorized as a way to peacefully discuss topics has turned into the segregation of thoughts and ideas along with a fear to stand against another's point of view entirely. The PC movement has shifted from having a respectful conversation to not having any opposing views and thus eliminating the conversation entirely.

  • Opinions can Hurt

    Its all well and good thinking something, but most of the time someone, somewhere will find this offensive. Political Correctness helps us to learn how to phrase our opinions in a way which will keep everyone happy and not start further arguments. You would tell your child off for saying a bad word, so why not tell society off for using them as well? Perhaps a lesson in manners and politeness is needed.

  • Everybody has issues.

    Living in New York, you learn quickly about developing a thick skin...I get it. But when we have those who aspire to hold the highest office in the nation, taking a stance of being non-PC becomes relevant. Why? Let's call it as it is, Trump's bigotry, racists and stereotypical viewpoints can potentially turn into policies and become law. I have concerns about my daughter who may grow up in this world where it may be a crime to make her own choices in life or that sexual discrimination is now the new standard in society.

  • No - People Realize What Is Really Meant

    No, political correctness does not do more harm than good. “Politically Correct” is a phrase that has been around for a long time. People are not that naïve and gullible – they realize when what they are hearing is political correctness and not honesty. People are not fooled by it – we know ourselves well enough to know when we are not saying what we mean.

  • Political Correctness is not harmful

    It's not harmful because it can actually help those who have been given un truthful facts or is willing to look on the internet. I must admit that some who are very passionate about politics might come off as mean. Thus I believe that political correctness is not harmful at all.

  • Pc is good for the society

    Political correctness started with great intentions, and has made society less verbally threatening by discouraging hateful speech, however it has failed in important ways and is often misused to suppress non-hateful opposing viewpoints. Children are less exposed to hateful phrases and are less likely to repeat them and learn that hateful speech is wrong.

  • By dismissing PC, we have already done more harm than good, the election 2016.

    With Trump's bigotry fueled campaign he has intensely given the green light to defy PC. Now we have a nation divided; we now have groups that expects fear and intimidation for the next four years as a consequence of Trump being president elect. It is now okay to be impolite to co-workers of different views, ethnicities, and minority groups. To be unfriendly to your fellow Americans. It is now excusable to use hatred to forego the use of PC. It' okay to say whatever you want regardless of the consequences. Even Freedom of Speech has it's limitations, it's one of the reasons why we can't yell bomb on a plane, unless there actually is one. Because the consequences would be worse because we failed to recognize that words have meaning. So PC culture will be painted with a negative brush of thought if people do not recognize other effective ways to communicate. If you want to say there is racism against whites, and most people will view the statement as a fallacy, it does not make sense. Instead say prejudice against whites, and then saying that people fear whites because of our American history; give examples. It sounds more intelligent and you get the other person to listen to what you have to say more effectively. PC culture is important, especially if you want someone to understand where you are coming from. It's socially required, so we do not learn to alienate groups with our remarks. And we have already done so.

  • By dismissing PC, we have already done more harm than good, the election 2016.

    With Trump's bigotry fueled campaign he has intensely given the green light to defy PC. Now we have a nation divided; we now have groups that expects fear and intimidation for the next four years as a consequence of Trump being president elect. It is now okay to be impolite to co-workers of different views, ethnicities, and minority groups. To be unfriendly to your fellow Americans. It is now excusable to use hatred to forego the use of PC. It' okay to say whatever you want regardless of the consequences. Even Freedom of Speech has it's limitations, it's one of the reasons why we can't yell bomb on a plane, unless there actually is one. Because the consequences would be worse because we failed to recognize that words have meaning. So PC culture will be painted with a negative brush of thought if people do not recognize other effective ways to communicate. If you want to say there is racism against whites, and most people will view the statement as a fallacy, it does not make sense. Instead say prejudice against whites, and then saying that people fear whites because of our American history; give examples. It sounds more intelligent and you get the other person to listen to what you have to say more effectively. PC culture is important, especially if you want someone to understand where you are coming from. It's socially required, so we do not learn to alienate groups with our remarks. And we have already done so.

  • While there are problems with its execution,

    Political correctness should never be discouraged. The concept of being friendly and understanding towards other people, their cultures, religions, or societies is one that I think that almost anyone can agree with in concept. In a democracy homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, etc., are all allowed and indeed a rather large portion of the American population has beliefs that tend toward these personal characteristics, however social justice is also allowed and (at least in my American government) it is encouraged by laws that ensure that people of all races genders and gender identities are treated equally by businesses and all aspects of government (admittedly some of these qualities can be lost in execution due to "Implicit Bias" (Google it)). Being friendly is something most of us can agree on, however speaking one's mind is a key factor of freedom of speech and while i do not encourage the proliferation of sexism racism etcetera it is important to have discussions about these topics so as to be able to discuss the fallacies in a racist ideology.

  • People choose to be politically correct (or don't)

    There are, from my perspective, two major aspects of political correctness that people often have trouble with. One of which is when people seem to over-analyse subtleties in pop culture such as recently when a movie poster depicting Jennifer Lawrence being chocked by the main villain Apocalypse. The argument of the poster's detractors is that it depicts and even glorifies abusing women. This example and others like it depict an aspect of political correctness that I do not agree with, as it stifles free speech and free media for the sake of not corrupting young minds. (On a tangent, I would argue that detracting from this poster is actually an anti-feminist view as their were no sexual implications in the poster; it merely depicted an adversary imperiling a main protagonist).

    The second is when people feel as though they are not allowed to talk about important issues for fear of stepping on someone's toes and thereby being politically incorrect. I get it, having a particularly controversial view and not being able to express it without being labeled a detractor to equality is frustrating. If I think that African-Americans are inferior (which I do not) or that women should not be allowed to work in jobs that require physical labor (which I do not) or that homosexual people should not be allowed to live out their lives (which I do not) I should be able to express these ideas at least in conversation without being completely "shut down" so to speak. This form of censorship is actually harmful to the proliferation of social justice and understanding among the human race as in this scenario perspectives are not allowed to be shared or accepted by either side of any argument such as these.

  • Political Correctness is the same as politeness

    If you argue against PC then your argument is effectively against politeness. PC is an extension of the core values most of us share and we are taught to respect from childhood. PC as a term is an extension of those values, beyond our families, schools and local communities, to the broader societies and global communities we live, learn and work in. In no way does it restrict us from having opinions or even prejudices against others, it simply requires us to recognise them and be mindful of them and the part they play in our decision making and engagement. PC could never be harmful unless you are personally threatened by the idea that the values you hold and adhere to are in some way inherently dangerous when dissipated beyond your immediate vicinity


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