reply to post by Remixtup
i completely agreewith you there and here's why:
in highschool, i was kind of a pushed the envelope on certain issues, and going to a catholic school, this wasn't hard.
i somehow made a black student mad by walking past his group of people, i was immediately called out for trying to make them mad, and was called a
cracker. being an adolescent male, i puffed up and started talking mess right back, he came back with what i was used to, white bread, cracker, the
once i noticed there was little he would do other then talk, i started playing his game and said "you are nothing but talk, sitting here calling me
cracker and sh*t, where if i were to call you n*****, i'd be in some serious crap."
just then, the dean walked up and i was promptly carted off. He did take time to get the story, and i was given a detention for using that word.
(which by the way, i know is not an appropriate word to use, but was making a point)
well, i served my detention and all because i did break school rules, but afterwords fought to get this guy the same kind of punishment.
shorten up the story a bit, i was told by both my principle and dean that because he was black, i pretty much couldnt do anything. I asked what if he
had hauled off and punched me, to which the dean shook his head and said, "if you used that word, regardless of the reason, our hands would be tied,
not legally, but socially"
so yes. political correctness does get in the way. and i'd just imagine how bad it is for media.