Is political correctness a major problem in the united states of america?
An useless endeavor. 😎
A major problem? I don't think so.
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.
Political correctness is not a good thing. It is a problem with our country
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,
pretending social issues don't exist isn't going to make them go away. It just makes them worse.
No it's not
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,
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
much as people go out of their way to be PC.
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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.
Political correctness is absolutely useless. If it offends you, suck it up.
Or you could you know not be a dick to people
Or, you can get just get over it and continue your day.
Political correctness is a good thing. Being respectful of others is not bad.
Respectful does not mean you can't have a real conversation about real issues. People are afraid to do that. I'm not.
PC doesn't mean you can't have honest discussions.
Are you comfortable discussing differences in the "black" culture vs the "white" culture or any other culture without fear of being perceived as racist?
Pirate is absolutely correct.
It really isn't. It stops people from speaking their mind out of fear of backlash from society
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.
The problem is when we say something like black or white culture, were generalizing and stereotyping.
That's why Pc is beneficial. It helps us focus on facts and move away from stereotypes.
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.
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.
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.
Except if group x has given up on searching for jobs, then it would be very appropriate to say that they are lazy.
If something is the reality, then there is no reason someone have to be PC and hide it.