"Political Correctness" gone too far??
Old 05-20-2008, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have no quote, or anything overly newsworthy. I just wonder if it has gone too far.

I agree certain words and terms are outdated and offensive, however, have we crossed the line in regards to what is correct.

Take for example, "profiling".

If some white,balding, in great shape, body of an adonis, anglo saxon, was suspected of a crime, and the cops pulled me over to question me, I would take no offense.

Why is it that if a certain ethnic group commits a crime, police can not "openly target" that group of people anymore, for fear of being racist.

Why can I not call Islamic "extremists", evil people?

I mean really....I would be questioning this "woman" as well.

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why is it that if a certain ethnic group commits a crime, police can not "openly target" that group of people anymore, for fear of being racist.
Since when ethnic groups and not individual people are the ones that commit crimes?

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Why can I not call Islamic "extremists", evil people?
I agree, but you should call Radical churches in the US, Orthodox jews in Israel, Catholic "extremist" and pretty much everyone with a radical belief evil people too. And I dont see that happening in the news.


Anyway, I agree, I cant stand political correctness. I cant stand that you cant say curse words on TV but they allow the MTV to idiotize kids.

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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how about you give it some time...political correctness is something fairly new to our society...and majority of people are rasicits even if they dont know it themselves...
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Since when ethnic groups and not individual people are the ones that commit crimes?

Black guy commits crime....should cops not be looking for black guys???
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i think benzo is a white supremist
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Maybe Jay or HoopsNation can answer this because their the only "black dudes" I know that posts here, but how come still to this day African Amercians for the majority still refer to slavery as the main reason why they can't move forward in life in a positive way and that because how they were treated it deters them from so much in life? I mean it happened over 150 years ago, yet still to this day we hear that life is so much harder because of how they were treated back in say 1850. (just throwing out a random year) I'm not trying being ignorant or insensitive so sorry if I've offended anyone, but when do you stop using that excuse? I hear it all the time in the American media and shows coming from the US.
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i think benzo is a white supremist
Exactly my point.....


...couldn't be further from the truth.

White guy commits crime.....should the cops not be looking for white guy??

Islamic Fundamentalists blow up shit....should they not be taking a closer look at arabs???


Its silly
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Islamic Fundamentalists blow up shit....should they not be taking a closer look at arabs???
and they do...see it here in toronto with the alleged terrorists threath in pickering ontario whent hey arrested those muslim guys when half those charges will but shit and where probally set up....

islamic people are more stereotyped then black people now adays....
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Islamic Fundamentalists blow up shit....should they not be taking a closer look at arabs???
they should, as long as they respect the rights of the ones that are not terrorist. And not all islam fundamentalist blow up shit.


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Black guy commits crime....should cops not be looking for black guys???
Since when that doesnt happend? In the news they always say, "police is looking for Black man etc..."

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The cops should come up with a skin-grading system like they have in the NBA vid games player-makers..... instead of saying that someone is black or white, they just announce that they are searching for someone with "Skin Tone 7". lol.
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its just how it is unfortunately.
all of my good guy friends happen to be police officers.
and truth is, they are all racist.
i'm not white, most of them arent white either, but that means nothing, because they are still racist toward every race and culture.
and i dont blame them either.

what do people expect?
the majority of the time when they deal with thugs and criminals and low lifes, they deal with 75% black males.
so how can they not racially profile them? 75% of then time its those people that they are chasing and arresting.
its unfortunate, but its life.

we all profile people...
its life.
everyone is racist. and if you dont agree with that statement then you're a fool.
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its just how it is unfortunately.
all of my good guy friends happen to be police officers.
and truth is, they are all racist.
i'm not white, most of them arent white either, but that means nothing, because they are still racist toward every race and culture.
and i dont blame them either.

what do people expect?
the majority of the time when they deal with thugs and criminals and low lifes, they deal with 75% black males.
so how can they not racially profile them? 75% of then time its those people that they are chasing and arresting.
its unfortunate, but its life.

we all profile people...
its life.
everyone is racist. and if you dont agree with that statement then you're a fool.
See and I wanted to say that....but alas..I am not allowed.
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See and I wanted to say that....but alas..I am not allowed.
Why? because you're white?

Racist!
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we all profile people...
its life.
everyone is racist. and if you dont agree with that statement then you're a fool.
Thats what people who are racist say not to feel guilty. Madrid is one of the cities of the world with more inmigrants arriving. All south america comes here due to the lenguage. Africans come here to through gibraltar and a lot from easter europe and china come too. And I honestly wish more would come. I love other cultures and I love the mix of cultures. They are people running away from poverty. I cant blame them for that.

Sorry but Im not a racist but I do have many racist friends.
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Thats what people who are racist say not to feel guilty. Madrid is one of the cities of the world with more inmigrants arriving. All south america comes here due to the lenguage. Africans come here to through gibraltar and a lot from easter europe and china come too. And I honestly wish more would come. I love other cultures and I love the mix of cultures. They are people running away from poverty. I cant blame them for that.

Sorry but Im not a racist but I do have many racist friends.
For the record Bel, I don't think there is any more diverse place in the world than Toronto. I am certainly no racist.....but If I said 70% of the violent crime in the city is commited by blacks, 20% by the asians and and arabs...and 10% listed under other...I would be called a racist....I would be factually right.....but a racist..
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I think a lot of what goes on in our minds and in the policies we are talking about is more to do with Racialism than Racism....

ra·cial·ism
n.

- An emphasis on race or racial considerations, as in determining policy or interpreting events.
- Policy or practice based on racial considerations.


"Racism" generally has tones of superiority attached to it.
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Thats what people who are racist say not to feel guilty.
everyone's racist.
its the degree of racism that makes the difference.

whether you do any of the following:
- get cut off while driving and say " i bet that dude is chinese!"
- smell some serious stink coming from a neighbors apartment and think "i bet that dude is _______ "
- or have a daughter, and she tells you she's bringing home her boyfriend... and you hope he isnt _____"
-or maybe you're alone walking home one night and you see a group of young males walking in your direction. inside, are you hoping they are white males or black males?

no matter what you say, we've all got race issues inside, whether we choose to believe them or not.
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everyone's racist.
its the degree of racism that makes the difference.

whether you do any of the following:
- get cut off while driving and say " i bet that dude is chinese!"
- smell some serious stink coming from a neighbors apartment and think "i bet that dude is _______ "
- or have a daughter, and she tells you she's bringing home her boyfriend... and you hope he isnt _____"
-or maybe you're alone walking home one night and you see a group of young males walking in your direction. inside, are you hoping they are white males or black males?

no matter what you say, we've all got race issues inside, whether we choose to believe them or not.
Why did you say Chinese and not put a "___________" ...

Racist
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Why did you say Chinese and not put a "___________" ...

Racist
I usually say "it must be a woman".
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i usually say its a chinese women...wow my 100th post is a rasicts one....god bless freedom of speech

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