Critics of PC decry 'top 10 abuses' of '08
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 ...
Join the discussion below, or Read more at washingtontimes.com.
#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. ;)
#2 Dec 16, 2008
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!
“... truth will out.”
Since: May 08
#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.'"
#5 Dec 21, 2008
It occurs to me that Jesus was not politically correct.
Add your comments below
|Female singer wanted for pop/rock album project (May '15)||May '15||Eve||1|
|Storms bring light damage in Charlotte County (Apr '15)||Apr '15||kris7||1|
|greek life (Jul '14)||Jul '14||kacye||1|
|Fla. Gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vo... (May '14)||May '14||Oldglory||8|
|FGCU throws support behind immigrant education ... (Mar '14)||Mar '14||wild child||1|
|FGCU's Popular Social Media Marketing Certifica... (Jan '14)||Jan '14||Tamara Patzer||1|
|The Hijab Challenge: Students strive to elimina... (Jan '14)||Jan '14||warner||3|
Find what you want!
Search Florida Gulf Coast University Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC