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Is Political Correctness Getting Out Of Hand ?
Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:22 AM
Whats your opininion?
Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:31 AM
Of course you mean to ask whether it is right that teachers are forced to be politically correct? A teacher is in a public position and needs to be careful. So, I think you need to be more specific. I also want to ask what your location is because I think that this problem is worse in some areas than others.
i understand political correctness in government but is it right for teachers to be politically crorrect? I have found that my class lessons have been not as constructive as they could have been besause teachers can't say some things. also this comprimizing our freedom of speach. i'm not talking about racial issues or things like that.
Whats your opininion?
Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:01 PM
Personally I don't get offended...or at all. I mean unless someone attacks me personally I usually don't care even if people make a politcally incorrect remark about a race I decend from or whatever. Now, being racist is one thing, but using a non-derrogatory statement for a race that was acceptable, and then randomly deemed unacceptable, seems pointless to me (I mean terms acceptable by everyone, but ones certain people chose to use heh).
Feminists that want things renamed so that the word 'man' isn't in them? Yea, they take it way too seriously. Basically I just think if it's truly offensive, yea, keep it out of your life. But if it's not meant ot be offensive and would have to be used in a very intentional manner to be misconstrued as offensive, then I say let it be.
As far as teachers are concerned I think they do take it too far. When they have to completely reorganize a planned lesson in order to make sure they don't put out someone because of the way something is phrased I think it just wastes time and effort. The world isn't a perfect place... people need to be able to take someone saying something they don't 100% agree with
Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:59 PM
My friend is in a debate class, and they practice saying thigs so that NOBODY could possibly get offended. All of these political "rules" are getting way out of hand. I am afraid to even reference an African-American, fearing that that term is now discriminatory because they are not African anymore. But then again, if I don't include the African, they may get mad at me for not "celebrating our differences"!! I don't understand why all of this is such a big deal.
A leader of my church said that it is not possible to offend somebody, it is only possible to take offense at what somebody said. If somebody said something directly attacking another person's character, this is unacceptable. If the person did not mean anything by it, then this should not be a problem.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:36 AM
Replying to randomdoodI agree, so many things are deemed unacceptable in todays society. I swear the goverment was thinking of renaming Easter Eggs 'Spring Spheres'. What is up with that! It is getting completely out of hand. You say one thing to some one and boom! your being politically incorrect.If you didn't mean to say something, people should accept that and move on.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:55 AM
zealot's rhetoric is a guiding factor in most of the religious riots we have come across.So we can't deny this fact that with freedom there comes an enormous amount of responsibility as package.On the other hand since political correctness has to be strictly maintained so as not to violate the freedom given students remain devoid of knowing many crucial aspects of very important topics concerning the future of this nation.
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