Politically Correct… Why won’t I be, and why do I not like the “politically correct” mentality?
Think about what is included in politically correct behavior. It is tip toeing around others, for fear of offending. Those offending issues change as the breeze blows.
Think about people who are currently to be called African-American. Black is no longer ok, colored was disapproved long ago, as well as other terms. But not all black people are from Africa. PLUS… why make this country divided by possible country of origin in the first place. Are all white people called German Americans? No, because not all white people are from Germany, many do have links to Germany. And for the majority of Americans, we were born here.. we are Americans.
Stepping back to the black & white issue, it is still apparently ok for Caucasians to be called white, but using the term black is wrong?
Everything has gotten too touchy feely, over sensitive. It is ridiculous!
Another divisive issue, is scholarships based on race, religion, sex or something else that simply does not relate to educational merit. I would be insulted to receive a scholarship simply based on race or sex… it is like saying the reason for the scholarship is due to your suffering from some shortcoming. I do not think a person’s race, religion, sex, or anything else should be considered a shortcoming. Everyone has good and bad, strengths and weaknesses period.
Jobs also suffer from hiring and firing limits, due to race, religion, sex, etc.. instead of hiring or firing based on ability (or lack of).
I do not understand why the outrage that some groups have is not geared towards PC handicapping. And that is what it is.. it simply saying, you can not qualify any other way… you are not good enough to achieve these things based on your own merits, you can not compete any other way. How sad is that?
So for those who cry about racism, sexism or some other ism… you might what to redirect those cries.. these issues, that are in all reality what is holding you back, and making you look weaker, less intelligent, or not as strong. Are you weak? Are you an idiot? Those “laws” are saying you are!