posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 12:06 AM
Does this mean that the people who came up with this idea had 'deferred intelligence?'
Probably 99% of political correctness is complete garbage. The only part of it that I agree with totally is that there are certain offensive racial
and other epithets that should not be used, period.
Even this can be overdone though. Probably many of you computer types will have heard of master/slave devices. Well, somebody thought that this was
offensive, and, well, I'll let you read the story here
Any black people care to comment on that one? It seems completely overboard to me, but then, my ancestors weren't inhumanely forced into slavery for
I guess everybody draws the line between 'political correctness' and 'ridiculousness' at different places.
Oh, and one other thing, where I live (Alberta, Canada) students are no longer able to fail (oops, I mean, defer success) unless their parents permit
their child to be held back. This started at least a decade ago, I think in the early 90s; I was in grade school when it happened, anyway. Dunno
what you think of that, but I think it's disgusting. I knew a girl in junior high who skipped at least 3 days a week, and another guy who drew snide
comments from classmates if he actually attended two days in a row. They advanced from grade to grade like this, until both ended up dropping out.