ANSWERS: 43
  • That's one way of putting it.
  • That's one way of putting it.
  • HELL YES!
  • You can bet on it.
  • speak your mind if it it offends at least youve said your peace
  • Yes. You can't say "blackboard or whiteboard" despite the fact these are still the names of the colours. You can't say "dumb" its deaf without speech. You can't say "White coffee" its "coffee with milk" What are all these about???????? It is beyond a joke.
  • I never liked political correctness and especially hated affirmative action. I like realism.
  • Uh... political correctness was a term invented by people in the early nineties or so who wanted to attack people for being considerate. Society has a lot of greater problems to deal with than this abstract hogwash.
  • Yes. Everyone needs to loosen up. We need a collective social enema.
  • a resounding.......hell yes! glad you asked :)
  • yes i grew up with the nursery rhyme ba ba black sheep and i'm not racist...why do we also now have to sing ba ba white sheep also?
  • The political correctness is taking the human nature of the citizenry for granted. If it gets must worst, people will be working in humorless workplaces, smiles will be replaced with sour pusses, and everyone will be walking around on egg shells trying to say the right thing all the time.
  • usually when people try to be "politcally correct" they end up sounding like ignorrant jerks
  • Disgustingly so.
  • YES!!! We are so worried about hurting people and we bend over backwards to make sure we dont - so we end up hurting ourselves. It ticks me off that the majority of citizens have to change to make the minority happy! We need to stop making everyone happy and let the minority learn to adapt. I am not talking about disrimination or anything bad. I am talking about things like: Why do I have to push 1 to get the call to go thru in English??? or If 85% of people believe in God why do we have to take it out of schools to satisfy the other 15%
  • Becoming? I do beleive it has already became.
  • Yes it is, absolutely brilliant avatar might I add.
  • It became TOO PC about 5 minutes after they first coined the term. PC today is nothing but effeminate totalitarianism with the insidious goal of destroying the memory as well as the fact of Western Civilization and Christianity.
  • Before I can answer your question I need to be sure that the term "Society" embraces people of every ethnicity, creed, height, weight, intelligence (all forms), gender, orientation, wealth, political conviction, etc.
  • like duh! wwwwaaaaayyyy 2 politically correct!!!
  • I agree that political correctness has become a kind of 'fashion' / a 21st century form of elitism invented by the educated... which of course flies in the face of the basis of the concept. As Arisztid has said, changing words doesn't necessarily change what people think or feel - it's more likely to create fear of embarrassment as well as competition to remain abreast of the 'latest' PC terms/rules. <---neither of these are positive pastimes or good for the soul (individually or collectively!)
  • If you mean at the expense of the truth for the sake of civility, aye.. indeed.
  • yes, too much
  • 1) In my opinion, the repeated use of the very word "political correctness" is that what we don't need. However, I admit that some excessive language constructions coined by progressive people will probably not make it in the mainstream culture. We must realize that racism and discrimination are still existent, even inside ourselves, we must still do something about it, and I hope we won't forget this. I don't think that we ever shall have too many people reflecting about this and having a critical points of view about our mainstream culture. A society which forgets self-critic is doomed! 2) "Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term used to describe language, ideas, policies, or behavior seen as seeking to minimize offense to racial, cultural, or other identity groups. Conversely, the term politically incorrect is used to refer to language or ideas that may cause offense or that are unconstrained by orthodoxy. The term itself and its usage are controversial. The term "political correctness" is used almost exclusively in a pejorative sense, while "politically incorrect" is commonly used as a self-description, as in the series of "politically incorrect guides", produced by conservative publisher Regnery. Some commentators have argued that the term "political correctness" is a straw man invented by conservatives in the 1990s in order to challenge progressive social change, especially with respect to issues of race, religion and gender. Ruth Perry traces the term back to Mao's little red book. According to Perry, the term was later adopted by the radical left in the 1960s. In the 1990s, because of the term's association with radical politics and communist censorship, it was used by the political right in the United States to discredit the political left, including liberals and Democrats." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness
  • YES! lol It's a crime if you say something in slang terms now!
  • i think instead of trying to appear PC for the use of politics we should try to actually understand each other. agree to disagree and listen and there would be no need for the PC crap.
  • That's a big, whopping YES!!! We would rather be politically correct than be CORRECT. It's retarded!
  • There is a pendulum. It seems to happen all the time with more and more things. First it swings to far to the left, then too far to the right, and back and forth until, years later, it centers itself.
  • Absolutely and it's turning people into spin doctors, hypocrites and needy cause zealots on public TV. It's a cause gone real bad and now it's become a mockery of who can pull it off the best. The latest being the race card played or not played btwn Obama and McCain. What a joke!
  • pc is bringing the country down, no one has the right to ban words and censor people's right to free speech, if anything pc has divided the people more than anything.
  • Our society in America certainly is. I have no problem with "race" whatsoever. I use the word "race" for sake of conversation. There is really only one race and that is the human race. Some of my greatest friends span all the races, ethnicities, etc but for me to run the risk of being sued or attacked because of something I say is discriminatory against me! Just because I'm white, does not mean if I don't like you it has something to do with your race or whatever. That is a racial stereotype on your part. Also, it infringes on my right as an American to say, think, and believe anything I want. As a matter of course, I try not to be offensive but the truth is offensive sometimes and that is what I endeavor to hold to. You do not have the right to not be offended in this country. On the contrary, in a country that values diversity, openness and free speech, you should EXPECT to be offended from time to time!
  • Yes we are. Farknugget buckfutter. See? If you're offended by that, you've proved my point.
  • What a great question. I think it depends on what you mean by political correctness -- which is often undefined. If you think it means that you can't use racist or sexist or homophobic or bigoted words to talk about people, or you can't tell jokes anymore along those lines, then what you're actually upset about is that you used to be able to be rude and nobody would call you on it -- but that's changed. That's not political correctness -- it's a change in the rules of etiquette. Live with it. Where this gets to be a problem, though, is when people don't talk openly about an issue. As a result, others who care about that issue can't just listen to what you say -- they have to guess at what you mean, and they often use the terminology you employ as a surrogate for what you must actually mean and either attack you or praise you on that basis. That has the effect of discouraging people from talking about issues they want to know more about because they're afraid of stepping on a land mine they didn't know was there. That doesn't help anybody.
  • Yes finaly someone says it
  • Definitely, Politically correct is just a term for taking away our freedom of speech.
  • No! ... I believe the politics is becoming too worldly corrupt ...
  • Eugh, yes. I think this really got going in the 90's and early this decade when suing became quite popular for very minor things. Therefore leading people to feel that they cannot offend anyone in any way at all no matter how small, as well as being constantly worried about guarding their own backs so they are not labeled as racist, sexist and others. But it has its upsides, now most of the time people (mainly talking about public figures) are not sexist and racist.
  • Yes, everything is off limits anymore, even if you meant no harm. Freedom of speech is becoming a thing of the past.
  • YES! http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1548082

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