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Old 02-01-2003, 10:40 PM
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More misguided politically correct activism

Sometimes people are so busy "making a point" or proclaiming their "righteous indignation" that they don't realize they are doing harm to themselves!

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030128-48983626.htm

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Old 02-01-2003, 10:53 PM
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Unfortunately due to rampant PC’ness there is no way to discuss this without a lot of panties getting twisted. In large conglomerate groups like unions, the guy they say they are helping usually gets the short end of the stick.
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" The law of unintended consequences" hits again... very sad... I went to 1st -4th grades in Cincy....
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Old 02-02-2003, 08:52 AM
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Mike, this has nothing to do with political correctness. The PC movement was started by people who were disgruntled with having to reword, in positive and more accurate terms, ways of addressing certain groups of people. ie., people who were handicapped were challenged; not somehow lacking in ability. Eventually, we got used to saying African American and flight crew instead of negro and air hostess.

The advocates of politically correct speech may be among those boycotting those businesses, but the boycott isn't a matter of changing the language to make blacks feel better about the killing. It's a clear cut racial issue.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:19 AM
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Whether it's a "PC" issue or not is not the point. What really matters about this situation is:

1. Most of the suspects that were shot by the police were ILLEGALLY ARMED at the time. If you are committing a crime, and are in illegal possession of a firearm while you're at it...EXPECT TO GET SHOT, regardless of your skin color.

2. The people that are encouraging the boycott are doing more harm to their own kind than to anyone else, yet they blindly persist, for some reason thinking that they are on the "moral high-ground" or are accomplishing some greater purpose!

Whether you think these people are "playing the race card" or not, or whether you think there is truly discrimination going on in their police dept. or not...the bottom line is that what is going on now is NOT the solution! They are "shooting themselves in the foot", so to speak!

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Old 02-02-2003, 11:27 AM
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Exactly correct. The title is slightly misleading. It's about managing relations between police and minorities, not political correctness. Something is definitely wrong when the police cannot conduct regular business without inciting some kind of racial backlash. This doesn't help the already strained relationship between the police and minorities.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:33 AM
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Good, we are in agreement, then. I still think it involves a degree of political correctness though...because these boycotters are saying that the police have shot a disproportionate number of black suspects, even though most of the suspects in question were armed, and all were caught in the act of committing a crime, and all were black. What are the cops supposed to do, leave those criminals alone and go try to find a white or asian criminal to shoot at instead, so that the "numbers" look right?

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Old 02-02-2003, 11:40 AM
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The whole problem with Political Correctness is in its use. Here I see a problem concerning racial politics, a far cry from the issue of changing a few descriptions here and there to make things more gender neutral and racially inoffensive.

The only link I see here with political correctness is that it involves a specific group of people. Maybe if it were about the police "neutralizing a potential threat" then yeah, I can totally see it. Or how do they say it in the army... terminate with extreme prejudice?
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:42 AM
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In "Star Wars Speak", it's called AGGRESSIVE NEGOTIATIONS.

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Wynton Marsalis is still around??

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