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Purpose of Political Correctness
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change some word that are not
suitable for some people, such as
Native American in place of indian
in the US, African American in place of Black or Negro in the US, Visually Impaired in place of Blind.
The BBC has dropped the use of the terms Before Christ (BC) and Anno Domini (AD) on one of their programmes and decided that the terms 'Before Common Era' / 'Common Era' are more appropriate
What is Political Correctness?
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agreeing with the idea
that people should be
careful not to use language
or behave in a way that
could offend a particular
group of people
Blackboards in school
being renamed
"chalkboards" to avoid
offending black people
(African american)
The Obama administration has banned all U.S. government agencies from producing any training materials that link Islam with terrorism. In fact, the FBI has gone back and purged references to Islam and terrorism from hundreds of old documents.
Being politically correct
learn to be tolerate with a
to treat everyone equally fare
to not lose control of our behavior of expressing something
to prevent supposed minorities from being offended (the manners) -- to compel people (the tyranny) to avoid using words or behavior that may upset homosexuals, african americans, and
redefinition or replacement
of words and behavior in order
to avoid offense
to be sensitive to the feelings of minorities and/or societies
Americanthinker.com, (2014). Articles: The Effect of Political Correctness on Politics. [online] Available at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_effect_of_political_correctness_on_politics.html [Accessed 17 Oct. 2014].
Political Correctness vs. Truth
Victims: Channon christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, were carjacked and murdered after a Saturday night date in Tennessee in 2007
Christopher --> tied up, raped, shot in the back of the head and dragged
Channon --> beaten, raped, stashed inside 5 big rubbish liners, dumped in a bin, bleach was poured down her throat
Strikes terror into the hearts of parents
attracted very little national and international coverage
Black-on-white crime vs. White-on-black crime
University of Tennessee law professor, Glenn Reynolds
"American media has a 'template' for covering
crime but not the reverse"
a black woman accused three white members of the Duke University lacrosse team of raping her.
The case....
caught the nation's attention
the coach was forced to resign
canceled the remainder of the season
proven falsely accused
The Huffington Post, (2014). Rape Accuser Found Guilty Of Murder. [online] Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/23/crystal-mangum-duke-rape-murder_n_4329191.html [Accessed 17 Oct. 2014].
Mail Online, (2014). Is political correctness to blame for lack of coverage of horrific black-on-white killings in America's Deep South?. [online] Available at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220695/Is-political-correctness-blame-lack-coverage-horrific-black-white-killings-Americas-Deep-South-Tennessee-Channon-Christian-Christopher-Newsom-carjack.html [Accessed 18 Oct. 2014].
Independent.org, (2014). A Critique of Politically Correct language. [online] Available at: http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_16_02_8_oneill.pdf [Accessed 17 Oct. 2014].
political correctness movement has gone way too far.
the original intent of political correctness :
to encourage tact and sensitivity to others' feelings around issues of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and such
avoid those topics altogether
hindering the ability to get comfortable in living and working - different people
political correctness has become a
bigger problem
than the problem it was intended to address
The Huffington Post, (2014). The Problem With Political Correctness. [online] Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bj-gal
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Examination of Political Correctness in Definition and Purpose
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