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LochnessMonster July 28th, 2015 12:29pm

Is political correctness a major problem in the united states of america?

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jvc1133 61535
07/29/15 9:02 pm

An useless endeavor. 😎

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Carolynn new jersey
07/28/15 9:50 pm

A major problem? I don't think so.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
07/28/15 5:33 pm

It is a problem here. People talk about how Europe is so ahead of us, they are hardly as politically correct as the U.S.

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ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 12:32 pm

Political correctness is not a good thing. It is a problem with our country

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/28/15 11:31 am

I agree there's such a thing as too much political correctness (I come from a liberal city, I get it). But, people who are socially conservative are too quick to dismiss it altogether. Sometimes being a little PC isn't bad. After all,

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/28/15 11:31 am

pretending social issues don't exist isn't going to make them go away. It just makes them worse.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
07/28/15 7:18 am

Only with politicians. Usually us "real folk" who get accused of being PC, are just being nice and the anti-PC folk don't like it. I will talk about whatever I want. Sometimes I will change a word or two as to not offend the person I'm speaking with,

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
07/28/15 7:19 am

but since my point gets across I don't consider this a problem or being PC, just being considerate to the person I'm speaking with.
Like most things, there are people on both ends taking it too far. People go out of there way to NOT be PC just as

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
07/28/15 7:21 am

much as people go out of their way to be PC.

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
07/28/15 7:35 am

This is why I love you 😍

biker4life Arizona
07/28/15 7:13 am

It's gone too far for sure. I agree with not going out of the way to offend someone, but seriously, get over it already.

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Wooperth Blue Dog Democrat
07/28/15 7:06 am

Political correctness is absolutely useless. If it offends you, suck it up.

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Korosensei Maine
07/28/15 11:15 am

Or you could you know not be a dick to people

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 12:30 pm

Or, you can get just get over it and continue your day.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 5:43 am

Political correctness is a good thing. Being respectful of others is not bad.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 6:04 am

Respectful does not mean you can't have a real conversation about real issues. People are afraid to do that. I'm not.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 6:37 am

PC doesn't mean you can't have honest discussions.

Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 6:43 am

Are you comfortable discussing differences in the "black" culture vs the "white" culture or any other culture without fear of being perceived as racist?

Wooperth Blue Dog Democrat
07/28/15 7:06 am

Pirate is absolutely correct.

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 12:31 pm

It really isn't. It stops people from speaking their mind out of fear of backlash from society

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 5:07 pm

I think it stops people from generalizing or saying things that lack fact. It in no way stops real discussion about facts, metrics, statistics... I'm completely comfortable talking about culture or causes of problems, even those related to race.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 5:08 pm

The problem is when we say something like black or white culture, were generalizing and stereotyping.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 5:09 pm

That's why Pc is beneficial. It helps us focus on facts and move away from stereotypes.

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 5:17 pm

Unless the reality isn't pretty. Generalizing groups to an extent is necessary to an honest discussion often. PC makes people unwilling to have said discussions when the reality is ugly.

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 5:18 pm

You say it moves us toward facts, but what are those facts based on? Facts are often about groups. PC makes facts about groups of the population taboo.

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
07/28/15 5:23 pm

It's one thing to say 43 percent of x is on welfare but another to say x are lazy. It's really easy to be PC and have an honest discussion.

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 5:31 pm

Except if group x has given up on searching for jobs, then it would be very appropriate to say that they are lazy.

ChristianCuber Texas
07/28/15 5:32 pm

If something is the reality, then there is no reason someone have to be PC and hide it.