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Originally posted by Sphota
reply to post by buddybaney
A professor of mine in college who was born in Juarez and raised in El Paso told me that she realized that Mexican was starting to be used as a derogatory word. Not because of people calling her that word, but because people with a false sense of social responsibility - but who didn't know better - would shy away from using it, almost like they would shy away from the words used in that commercial, as though it were a racial slur. Her point: Mexican was a correct word when applied to a Mexican.
Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
I worked for the Department of Mental Retardation for a while years ago and guess what we called the individuals who were in our program? We called them retarded, because that is their condition. The bigger picture of being politically correct is a bunch of BS and I'll speak my mind as I please, where I please, when I please. .
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Starwise
He's very high functional PDD-NOS by the way, so I'm not saying this about a boy who is oblivious..He really doesn't care, and I'll bet a majority of them don't...if it's not said to hurt.