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When PC Goes Too Far

Updated on October 22, 2015

One of the very few things that many people can agree with Donald Trump about is that being politically correct has gotten out of control. According to WXYZ.com, A Detroit area teen finds himself in the middle of a controversy that truly is the definition of absurd. The PC Police are truly reaching to make something out of an innocent, and helpful comment that really isn't there.

Jay Cooke was at a soccer match this week. While he was watching the game, one of the players for the other team fell to the ground. Cooke reportedly yelled "get that boy a banana!" Somehow instead of people considering this helpful advice, it was made out to be a racist comment. This feels like one of the weaker episodes of Scandal. Of course what Cooke was really trying to get across was that the fallen player needs potassium and as any reasonable person knows, bananas are full of it. Instead though, it had to be taken out of context and blown up to the third lead story on the nightly news. It would have been second if not for a pesky two house fire.

Because there's a petition on change.org, Cooke's school decided that he was going to be suspended from school and is supposed to miss his last football game of the year. This isn't teaching the kid not to be racist, it's teaching him and the rest of the world that there is a punishment for trying to help someone. How in the world did no one consider that maybe, just maybe asking the kid what he meant might be the answer. Instead they go off half-cocked and try to play the racist card. There's no worry about potentially ruining a person's life and accused him of being racist, instead of using Google to find out that he was trying to be helpful.

Racism is real. There is no doubt about that, Trump has proven time and again that fact. However a teen boy shouting out advice at a game does not constitute a racist statement. If people would take a step away from the edge and stop hoping to be part of some controversy, so that they can have their 15 minutes of fame, then this whole mess might have been avoided. A teen would not have to be talking to the media about something that is best left alone, something that actually makes no sense to anybody but the busybodies who want to hear their names mentioned on the air. Honestly let the PC Police have a small vacation, Trump will keep them busy this Election Cycle.

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    • EdAnderson profile imageAUTHOR

      EdAnderson 

      2 years ago

      I don't remember them talking about the player who fell as being anything other than a player who fell. And in any case, it is a well known fact that if you have a leg cramp that eating a banana helps alleviate the pain.

    • Michaela Osiecki profile image

      Michaela 

      2 years ago from USA

      One, was the boy who fell a black kid? Because that could make all the difference....black people were (and still are, in the South) referred to as apes or (porch)monkeys and any reference to a banana in that respect could be seen as problematic.

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