being pc

  1. minuspc profile image60
    minuspcposted 5 years ago

    Emphasis on being politically correct is the most dangerous determent in finding solutions to social and political problems facing America and Americans.  Meaningful dialogue can not be intered into nor followed through when policy makers must filter comments and actions through possible reactions of the speech patrol.  When this is the case, common sense can never prevail.  Is it possible to difuse this drawback to meaningful processes?

    1. BizGenGirl profile image84
      BizGenGirlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Being politically correct is an interesting conundrum. On one hand, it shows that a person is being empathetic to various life situations. On the other hand, as you said, it hinders a persons ability to describe many situations without taking immense time to consider the "right" way to say something. It also means that every person/group are not equal to one another. I mean, if it's okay to call someone "white", then why is it politically uncorrect to say that someone is "black" or "brown"?

      On top of all this, being politically correct would be a lot easier if it didn't change depending on social trends. lol.

      I think if there was a permanent set of rules for being politically correct, that it would be much easier for every person of every background, to integrate it into their normal speech patterns, and would help to make it easier to utilize the value of being politically correct.

      In order to do this though, we'd have to figure out how to make it equal to every group. Since at this moment, being politically correct is all about politics and trends. When it should be about being considerate of everybody on a regular basis.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's the first time I've heard it suggested that calling somebody black or brown is not PC.

        No, wait, I was some years ago eating a meal in an Indian restaurant with my daughter and grandson when my grandson made some perfectly innocuous comment about one of the brown waiters and got thoroughly told off by my daughter.
        Said waiter was attracted to the table by my young grandsons tears and asked what the matter was.
        I told him and he was stunned that my girl thought there was something wrong with saying he was brown. After all, I'm not whitey am I?