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Do you feel Policitcal Correctness has gone too far?
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As our community grows and technology increases we find ourselves constantly at odds with each other. Borders get narrower and almost nonexistent as we are communicating with cultures further away than we have ever done. To keep the peace we have opted for what we call political correctness, a tenet that moves to prevent the offensive actions that would hurt others. As this tenet has increased in popularity many people are of the opinion that it is reaching too far. One current case is the protest that the Washington’s football team needs to change its name as it is offensive to Native Americans. The Washington Redskins have been an organization since the start of NFL and as one of the supporters of the name, Mike Ditka says regarding the name choice “It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian.”
Protesters contend that the name is racially based and should not be accepted by our society, demanding that the owners should consider an immediate name change that is less offensive. So far the owners have not acquiesced to these demands and continue to fight.
While accepted for many years, has the change in our culture shifted enough that our community should no longer accept these names? While it may have good intentions early on, does the meaning of words now hold more weight then they did originally? Tell us what you think, is Political Correctness working or has it caused more censorship and harm?