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I was listening to a program on NPR about criticism on political correctness by a London group. They were saying that Political Correctness had impeded attempts to attack Islamic terrorism or other distasteful practices. Political Correctness had also assisted in the spread of AIDS, by not adressing the main way in which HIV was spread-immigration of Black Africans.

It seems to me that Political Correctness should never impede constructive criticism. Its a good idea as long as that rule is followed-otherwise yes it would be dangerous. What political correctness is there for is to stop people from attacking one another-not to stop people from helping each other. Naturally, constructive criticism still needs to be defined, but there is a strong societal idea of what this is.

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necrolyte   Philosophy of Political Correctness   Jan 7 2006, 11:52 PM
Arilou   I believe the point is that Political Correctness ...   Jan 8 2006, 12:07 AM
Molimo   Exactly. There's good parts of political cor...   Jan 8 2006, 01:56 AM
gnuneo   PC is interesting - originally a liberal way of cu...   Jan 8 2006, 07:34 PM
Stimulant   Molimo you're behind on the times :). Indians ...   Jan 9 2006, 02:44 AM
Molimo   Why would I give a shit what they want to call t...   Jan 11 2006, 02:45 AM
Dakyron   Safest thing to do when referring to Indians/nativ...   Jan 9 2006, 03:07 AM
libvertaruan   White. You could almost use indo-european, were...   Jan 9 2006, 04:28 AM
gnuneo   :blink: i don't think anyone in europe has a...   Jan 9 2006, 03:51 AM
ro4444   How is that good? The majority of American Nativ...   Jan 9 2006, 07:03 AM
JLord   What about First Nations?   Jan 9 2006, 04:21 PM
Dakyron   I dunno... Spanish and Polish are quite differen...   Jan 9 2006, 04:50 PM
gnuneo   lib: those groups are only differentiated because ...   Jan 9 2006, 07:12 PM
Mai   lib - also, Persians and at least some parts of In...   Jan 10 2006, 07:17 AM
Mai   Err, right. "Philosophy of Political Correctn...   Jan 10 2006, 07:32 AM
JLord   Affirmative action does not say that anyone is i...   Jan 10 2006, 04:06 PM
libvertaruan   White still applies as far as filling out forms go...   Jan 10 2006, 03:53 PM
Dragonspirit   Political Correctness is something for me to targe...   Jan 11 2006, 12:20 AM
JLord   That's the politically correct term is it no...   Jan 11 2006, 07:35 PM
Zippo   I call black people "negros", its ok in ...   Jan 11 2006, 02:25 AM
libvertaruan   Well, isn't that actually the spanish (or ca...   Jan 11 2006, 03:09 AM
Zippo   Yes, thats why i said its OK to say it spanish. So...   Jan 11 2006, 03:56 AM
Dragonspirit   "Black" is sufficient to cover both sk...   Jan 12 2006, 02:09 AM
JLord   Not really. Black people do not all share the s...   Jan 12 2006, 03:47 PM
Bayesian methodology   I usually call the red ones Injuns to distinguis...   Jan 18 2006, 04:18 AM
necrolyte   "Native American" is not PC, its sensibl...   Jan 12 2006, 07:00 AM
MindsWideOpen   I think, as Arilou is saying, that PC now is just ...   Jan 16 2006, 11:35 AM
necrolyte   A bit like the word "Liberal" :P Funn...   Jan 18 2006, 04:15 AM
Arilou   No, it isn't. King Mswati III is black. Ti...   Mar 1 2006, 01:08 PM
Nalvaros   Political correctness is like a thin veneer that h...   Mar 1 2006, 01:31 PM
Molimo   To a certain (probably small) extent, it does. S...   Mar 5 2006, 03:35 AM
gnuneo   nalv: i suspect it would take a saint *not* to fee...   Mar 1 2006, 06:56 PM
gnuneo   heh, i remember arguing years ago with a wannabe s...   Mar 5 2006, 04:29 PM
Stimulant   Oh wow, molimo is a bad ass high schooler. Yo...   Mar 6 2006, 12:35 AM

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