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Critics of PC decry 'top 10 abuses' of '08

There are 4 comments on the washingtontimes.com story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Critics of PC decry 'top 10 abuses' of '08. In it, washingtontimes.com reports that:

Political correctness 'worse every year' Jennifer Harper Monday, December 15, 2008 The hallowed halls of academia are ivy-covered and perhaps hamstrung with political correctness - some more pronounced than ...

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Light Sensitive

Yonkers, NY

#1 Dec 15, 2008
"And West Point, the veritable bastion of military tradition, recently hosted Allyson Robinson, a transgendered speaker and one-time graduate of the Army academy."

this isnt being PC, this is actually being rather tolerant, considering the normal military reaction to this stuff...the he/she was a graduate, nothing PC about letting a graduate speak...takes some serious cajones (lol) to go thru such an institute with that kind of inner turmoil going on...

sometimes the anti-PC stuff uses some really lame examples.

PC examples have to be carefully chosen. being tolerant isnt always being PC. sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. ;)
Chief PC bull

Sarasota, FL

#2 Dec 16, 2008
Light Sensitive wrote:
"And West Point, the veritable bastion of military tradition, recently hosted Allyson Robinson, a transgendered speaker and one-time graduate of the Army academy."
this isnt being PC, this is actually being rather tolerant, considering the normal military reaction to this stuff...the he/she was a graduate, nothing PC about letting a graduate speak...takes some serious cajones (lol) to go thru such an institute with that kind of inner turmoil going on...
sometimes the anti-PC stuff uses some really lame examples.
PC examples have to be carefully chosen. being tolerant isnt always being PC. sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. ;)
I suspect that the speaker represented a tiny minority of students at West Point. Maybe a minority of one. Which would seem to suggest more than a little PC going on there, at least in this instance. I'm not saying he/she shouldn't have been invited, but please--sometimes PC is PC.

The rest of this stuff is just weird and completely illogical, like most "political correctness". Not allowing children to dress up like Pilgrims and Indians at a Thanksgiving program because it might promote "racial stereotypes"? What stereotypes, exactly? The Pilgrims and the Indians were of different races, were they not? Or am I forgetting something? Each race had its peculiar language, form of dress, customs, foods, etc. If you point that out, you're stereotyping? I thought that was called learning history. And, anyway, according to the US Census Bureau, the population of Claremont, CA in 2000 was 73.5% white, 5% black, 0.6% American Indian, 11.5% Asian, and 5% "other race". Wouldn't a tribe of pretend American Indians who are 73.5% white, 11.5% Asian, 5% black, and only 0.6% American Indian actually tend to counteract racial stereotypes? Call me crazy!

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#4 Dec 21, 2008
"Political correctness is 'a sort of ideological Christmas tree to hang things on that make us feel awkward,' Mr. Stourton said Friday at a British literary forum.'For some people, it's a powerful weapon, but for others these days it's an oppressive principle.'"

Well said.
John -Working on it

Sparta, MO

#5 Dec 21, 2008
It occurs to me that Jesus was not politically correct.

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