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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Political Correctness..

[rant] I'm am sick of all this political correctness crap. Every day when I turn on the TV, CNN or someone is ranting about "African Americans" and "Native Americans" and how we are stealing their culture by making teams like the "Indians" or the "Braves". Guess what? My friend is part Irish. Know what his favorite team is? Notre Dame. Have you seen that mascot? It's a drunken leprechan in tights looking for a fight! Jesus, if we made a White Entertainment Network, we'd get at least 2,000 complaint letters a day, not to mention about 40 lawsuits. I say "black people", I say "indians", and I really dont care if I'm not being sensitive enough. If we're going down this path, I'm a German-American and if you address me differently, I'll sue you. Everyone's just so ****in' hypersensitive these days, you cant say **** anymore. Jesus...[/rant]

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im the most anti political corectness people youll ever see. in fact, my very politically correct history teacher has been corrected plenty of times by me in class whenver he said something overly politically correct. for instance, he called a 3rd generation african in my class an african america. what did i do? I said "hey are you from africa?" he said no. I said "then how are you an african american?"

needless to say teacher got mad and told me calling someone black is incorrect. i said "so what im white, is that incorrect? Actually, yes i am offended at being called white. from now on im french american"


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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Re: Political Correctness..

Most ironic statement of the day goes to....
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you cant say **** anymore
Sorry, Just thought that was funny.
Seriously though. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Same thing goes for this. Political correctness is whatever you deem it as. It is defined by the individual. I noticed you said "black people" in comparison to "African American." Now, lets take a step back. Replace "African American" with "black people" and replace "black people" with "******." Whose side are you on now? Sorry if i assume a word is offensive to you that isn't. I only do that because I find it offensive. What's in a word? Only whatever we put behind it. Fifty years ago the argument was between "******" and "coloreds." Times have changed, so have meanings of words. Now a days "black people" is almost as bad as "coloreds" which is almost as bad as "******."
Most people concider f*** one of the worst swears. Some religious people however concider G** d***** the worst because it personally offends them. I call my atheist friend a Jew while playing counterstrike and we're cool and laugh it off. I call my Jewish friend a Jew while playing and **** starts flying.
A lot of people claim it was how you were raised. My stepdad was raised saying "******" so that's what he says today. I was raised saying "black people" "mexicans" and "white people." The next generation will be raised saying "African American," "Caucasian" and "Hispanics." The next generation will be something else. Here's an idea: Instead of raising your kids to say "African American" or "black people" or whatnot, raise them to be inoffensive instead. If something they say offends someone, make sure they respect the other person. I know if i were offended by, i dunno, "Whitey" or something, i sure wouldnt want people calling me that.
Ok, that's enough food for thought.. for now

ED: Oh yeah, just remembered where i was going with the swear word thing. There was an episode of Recess on not two days ago at 1:30 am on disney channel. Good show. Anyway, so pretty much the main character gets suspended or something along those lines for saying a word "Whomp" in the sense of "This whomps" that he created for the purpose of not saying something offensivel. This just backfired on him when the administration deemed the word offensive and demanded everyone who say the word be put in detention. It ends up going to the BoE in challenge of the suspension, and they go on with their sides of the argument of why he should or should not be suspended. Then the judge or whoever it was was like "So wait.. the word you're talking about is "whomp?" If so.. that word means absolutely nothing to me so you're off the hook" Just thought it was oddly coincidental

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm sick of this as well, no one in this country stands up for what they believe in anymore because it might offend someone out there. For example, a while back a Muslim woman in Florida said her rights were being violated since she was told she'd have to remove her head covering for her driver's license picture. They ended up ruling in her favor.

Honestly, did this woman believe she could get a driver's license without getting her picture like everyone else? I hate all these individuals/groups that try to get the government to accomodate them as individuals simply because they don't want to be treated like everyone else. What a bunch of wusses.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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That is a completely different circumstance. Her religion states she is not supposed to remove her head covering. Yeah.. two completely different things.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Re: Re: Political Correctness..

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Why was that ironic? I don't get it.

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Seriously though. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Same thing goes for this. Political correctness is whatever you deem it as. It is defined by the individual. I noticed you said "black people" in comparison to "African American." Now, lets take a step back. Replace "African American" with "black people" and replace "black people" with "******." Whose side are you on now?
This is on the list of the most retarded thing (yes, I said retarded. yes, according to you pc bsers, that's insulting to mentally impaired children, too bad). Just because A is almost as bad as B which is almost as C which is almost as bad as D DOESN'T mean that A is almost as bad as D. It actually is more along the lines of- A has roughly the same meaning as D but is not even close to as bad as it. Besides, black people call themselves ******s all the time. Ever watch BET (i won't rant about BET right now, i might later though, but dante covered most of it)

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Sorry if i assume a word is offensive to you that isn't. I only do that because I find it offensive. What's in a word? Only whatever we put behind it. Fifty years ago the argument was between "******" and "coloreds." Times have changed, so have meanings of words. Now a days "black people" is almost as bad as "coloreds" which is almost as bad as "******."
See above.

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Most people concider f*** one of the worst swears. Some religious people however concider G** d***** the worst because it personally offends them. I call my atheist friend a Jew while playing counterstrike and we're cool and laugh it off. I call my Jewish friend a Jew while playing and **** starts flying.
Your Jewish friend is too uptight. Besides, just because you can't call someone who is of that description something (ex. you don't call a jew a jew in a derogatory way), doesn't mean that you can't ever use it. Use it with your atheist friend freely, unless you're pc.

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A lot of people claim it was how you were raised. My stepdad was raised saying "******" so that's what he says today. I was raised saying "black people" "mexicans" and "white people." The next generation will be raised saying "African American," "Caucasian" and "Hispanics." The next generation will be something else. Here's an idea: Instead of raising your kids to say "African American" or "black people" or whatnot, raise them to be inoffensive instead. If something they say offends someone, make sure they respect the other person. I know if i were offended by, i dunno, "Whitey" or something, i sure wouldnt want people calling me that.
Why is '******' so offensive? That's what I'd like to know. Besides, Spud is absolutely correct. If you weren't born in Africa then moved to America, you're not an African-American.




Also, many 'Native Americans' actually would rather be called Indians. Anyone born in America is a Native American.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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heres an idea.. insted of saying "white guy", "black guy", "****" "mexican" "******" "whitty" "african american" "native" "idian" etc... why not just call them "persons"

obviously if you are pointing to some who and you need to describe them.. or similar incidents, then its neccessry. its not being rasist.. its just describing some one.. they have dark skin, if im pointing that person out. im gonna say the guy with dark skin...

ever notice most PC people are whites... hell if a 'black person' comes up and calls me whitey and trys to make stereotypes to me.. ill shake his hand and call him a ******. Thats my idea of equality.
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i dont mind the different cultures/religions/ethnic origins and such in the USA, but what i dont like is having to please them. I have to learn mexican to order my meals at taco bell, i have learn korean to communicate to a woman in a 7 11, i have to learn arabic to pay for my gas. its bull, i dont think we should let people start a buiness or even work in the US without knowing how to communicate properly
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 02:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah my teacher is always like "They arent from Africa, so why should I call them African American? Dont call white, because I am french, so call me a French American."
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Yeah my teacher is always like "They arent from Africa, so why should I call them African American? Dont call white, because I am french, so call me a French American."
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ever notice most PC people are whites... hell if a 'black person' comes up and calls me whitey and trys to make stereotypes to me.. ill shake his hand and call him a ******. Thats my idea of equality.
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That's what I was thinking, I said to myself "That was awesome. That's totally appropriate."

D, that was very intelligent, I have to start using that more often, if someone comes up to me and call me cracker/whitey/etc, I'll just refer another slang/racist back to them. Thanks for the enlightment.
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Rory, pretty much exactly my point.
"(yes, I said retarded. yes, according to you pc bsers, that's insulting to mentally impaired children, too bad). . . Besides, black people call themselves ******s all the time. . . Why is '******' so offensive? That's what I'd like to know."
You dont find the words offensive, and you dont understand why people find them offensive because it doesnt have the same meaning to you as the people who find it offensive. I find ****** offensive because that's what I know it's meaning as. I'm just saying you dont have to agree with everyone on the meaning of a word, you just have to respect other people.
Oh, and as for the, why is that funny, it's funny cause he's saying "I cant say **** anymore" and it's censored out... thereby showing he cant say it..

D_smalls: "hell if a 'black person' comes up and calls me whitey and trys to make stereotypes to me.. ill shake his hand and call him a ******. Thats my idea of equality." *thumbs up to that* On a more jokingly note, have fun in harlem :-P i call your stereo
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What is its meaning?
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what's whats meaning?
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******. You said something about the meaning of it, but the meaning was never posted anywhere in this thread.
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It means whatever you want it to mean. To me, it's a word to describe black people in an insulting manner. To you, it means something different. One person can even have multiple meanings for a word. To a black person from another black person, "******" is a perfectly acceptable word. However, like i said, hell if i'd call someone a ****** in harlem.
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America sux. I dont care what people say but America sux, america sux, and america sux.
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America sux. I dont care what people say but America sux, america sux, and america sux.
If your'e going to make a statement, back it up with some sort of coherent thought please.
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America sux. I dont care what people say but America sux, america sux, and america sux.
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America sux. I dont care what people say but America sux, america sux, and america sux.
ok you can go live in china were u can onely make a certien amount of money. probly not eugh to play paintball
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