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Offline em

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February in the US is
« on: February 09, 2019, 05:27:32 am »
PC term

people with a higher levels of pigmentation of their skin , because they come form a tropical environment history month

trying putting that phrase into a conversation in today short hand blurb contraction and initial only communications ? 

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Re: February in the US is
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 10:23:05 am »
I came back to edit this

skin  :    dermis and epidermis layers

SO it should have read people with higher levels of pigmentation of the dermis and epidermis layers. 

Because their ancestry resided in a tropical environment History Month

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Re: February in the US is
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 04:35:01 pm »
We Celebrate Black History Month......


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Re: February in the US is
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 08:46:15 pm »
Nice graphic I agree the idea is a good one .

Encase anyone finds this distasteful or disrespectful  I apologize if anyone does not see how difficult in can be to try and be overly accurate while trying to be PC the thought I was trying to make to show how difficult political correctness can be

Some out there where not happy with the term Black History Month and wanted to change it to African American History Month then some spoke out to say they had never been to Africa and just wanted to be called Americans. All good points

The PC description I was trying to give is more accurate but just to big to  use easily in conversation. to try and show accuracy can be cumbersome, unwieldy and very time consuming .  just trying to point that out that there are difficulties in trying to be accurate and it has its draw backs. 

like the old man the child and the mule sometimes you can not please anyone

In case anyone does not know that story  . here it is

there is the mule old man and a child. The child is on the mule and the first people they pass say look at that selfish child making that old man walk while he rides.

then the old man rides the mule and the next person the pass says look at that selfish old man.

then they both ride the mule and the next person says look at that poor mule being over burdened

so they think and decide to carry the mule ? everyone they pas says look at those fools

My thought was to point out the draw backs of being to accurate when trying to please everyone.  it has its draw backs as well.

It may be tender issue .  My thought was trying to show the difficulties on trying to be overly PC does not work either.

Just keep it the way it is ? do not mess with something that works and sorry if trying to point out a problem with our social need to be overly politically correct might be found to be offensive as well and PI politically Incorrect?

some might try and make a complaint about everything and some might even get upset over that as swell. so it might be better to do nothing and leave it at that .

I wonder if anyone might get upset over this by saying no need to apologize for everything it is very unbecoming and people will look down on you for that as well
all the best to you and just a thought to ponder .

Maybe I just over think things :


Offline em

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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:45:25 am »
sorry to burden you with this emotional charged situation

but has anyone else had the misfortune of ending up on the receiving end of this statement ? I have read many people saying this on facebook.

what is the right response to this statement .

a guy sitting at a bar and an individual from an ethnic group says out of the blue as an opining statement

I can tell you are racist !

what is a correct answer!

A conversation you can not win ? 

better not to play at all ?

maybe someone can shed some light on why someone would start a conversation with a complete stranger like that ?

what answer they might accept. to diffuse such a situation.  or is it a loss no matter what ? is that the point. 

just curious what is  the best way to handle such a statement ?  a NO WIN argument for anyone on the other side of it ?

a bit to touchy a topic ?

does anyone think this worth discussing to help make the world a better place ?
with fewer arguments and more love ? or does even mentioning this makes a hot topic argument no matter what.

thank you

« Last Edit: Yesterday at 08:49:01 am by em »

Offline leatherman

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Re: February in the US is
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:36:13 am »
how difficult political correctness can be
I've never thought political correctness was a bad thing, or a difficult thing. It simply means that we should all try to be empathic of people who are not like us in some way and try to be less rude about/to those people.

Do I think it seems silly to have my "pronouns" (he, him, his) listed on my placard at the HIV Planning Body? Yes; but now I know that the person across from me at that table wants to be referred to as "her" and not "him". Now I am more friendly to someone else on the planet and we work together better. Being politically correct wasn't difficult at all.

Most political correctness is not mandated or law; it's just makes us decent human beings by being nicer to other human being. I find that the people who complain about political correctness are often prejudicial people who should re-evaluate their attitude towards other people.

a guy sitting at a bar and an individual from an ethnic group says out of the blue as an opining statement
I can tell you are racist !
i think there is a flaw with your hypothetical situation. I doubt the "individual from an ethnic group" said that kind of opinion completely out of the blue. The more common cause of that kind of interruption is that the "guy sitting at a bar" was sending signals about his racism - either by his clothing, tattoos, or overheard bits of conversation with other people.

what is a correct answer!

A conversation you can not win ?
the correct answer is for the "guy sitting at a bar" to say he's sorry the "individual from an ethnic group" thought he was a racist. He needs to continue by explaining that he doesn't think he's a racist and would like to know what he said or did that caused the "individual from an ethnic group" to misunderstand his intentions.

unfortunately, this conversation rarely goes that way; so the next correct answer would be to get out of the situation asap
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There's no rain, there's no storm, though the blue sky makes you wonder
Don't you fear what will come will come
And right now we're in the sun
Sure enough, seasons change
But don't let today get lost 'cause today the sun's on us
Today the sun's on us
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Re: February in the US is
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 01:16:14 pm »
so true and thank you leatherman


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