Black People : Is Political Correctness Ruining Honesty???

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  1. Royal_T

    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I watch televison (unfortunately) and see so many people hold their tongue due to being politically correct. In my opinion it's an "acceptable" way of lying.

    It's rubbing off into everyday life with everyday folk. Does anyone see this as a problem? If people bottle up what they really want to say, how much progress are we really making as a people (black), as a society (America) and the Global community.

    Should we stomp out PC or am I on the wrong page!!!!

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    Yes, PC is legislated, and you cannot legislate Hate or Indifference.... Plus, I think that us--Black Folk-- should want to know really where "someone" stands--- we are always being fooled... some of us any way.
     
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    What IS "political" and "correctness"? How is it defined and what purpose does it serve and for whom does it benefit? How does being politically correct when we speak impact our constitutional right of "free" speech?

    Good topic Royal T!

    Peace!
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Happy and NNQueen....That's an even better question NNQ...who does it benefit?
     
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    I agree with you all 100%...

    ..."political correctness" goes hand-in-hand with the "player hater" thing in the Black community....who does it benifit...???...it benifits the the sheep hearders who gain fame and fortune off of the mindless sheep.....

    ...how do you supress "freedom of speech"...???...you get people to believe that having your own opinion is wrong.....
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...how do you supress "freedom of speech"...???...you get people to believe that having your own opinion is wrong.....

    SO TRUE...AND ON TOP OF THAT....Having a different opinion different from white america is when there is a problem. It's really a nasty situation purposely and strategically placed for people to keep their mouths closed.
     
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    Royal T-- you hit on the nail with the last post... we believe in the hype, then we get speared by the hypocrisy.
     
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    Why would anyone be afraid to speak the truth about what they know? More specifically, why would any Black person in America engage in "politically correct" speech or feel better just because others do when talking about them?

    Does being called an African American by a racist make you feel better or any less oppressed than when he/she use to call you by the "n" word? Because it's no longer "cool" for people to walk around spreading their hatred when they speak, does it make them less prejudice and more tolerant of Black people?

    Because some whites are uncomfortable and complain when the subject of race relations in America comes up, why would any African American be empathetic toward their feelings and choose not to discuss the real issues about race in this country around them? Is PC language supposed to translate into them caring more about your feelings?

    Is political correctness ruining our honesty? If you were in a room full of Blacks and find that you would communicate differently than if you were in a room of racially mixed people, then you're not being open and honest. Some people don't like to or are afraid to ruffle feathers when among a racially mixed audience. So they hold back.

    So what does that make those of us who are PC empathizers?
     
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    Royal_T Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NNQueen...Amen. I think it's sickening. Everytime I see Blacks and Whites discussing race amongst each other. Blacks tend to hold back what they are really thinking and White folks tend to play down what really is. They say stuff like "Slavery was so long ago, let's get over it." Sometimes I don't understand why we don't speak up to say what we feel. It's ridiculous. NNQueen, you put it so nicely.
     
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    now you should know that u r never on the wrong page...anyhow i think that PC is just another tactic to diminish the truth and keep us on the outside, blind, deaf and dumb, eyes and mind closed to reality...it's just a shame that so many black 'uncles' choose to conform and take on these tactics as a means to glorify their on ideals....what's really going on
     
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