Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Politically Correct

Today one of my co-workers was describing a lady in another department. He said, "You know, the one who has skin of a darker persuasion." I laughed so hard that he would use that term. He said, "Well, I didn't want to use the work 'black' because I wasn't sure if it would be taken as a derogatory term." Talk about being over-the-top politically correct. I would hope that there aren't people out there that would be offended by the word black. I know I wouldn't be offended if someone called my white. However, there are people out there who are very easily offended. Personally, I can't stand all the politically correctness. It has gone too far.

1 comment:

Gords said...

When I was on the swim team I was talking about the "new girl" and my swim coach immediately stopped me and said, "Don't say that, its "Black"". I didn't get it. I restated my sentence and then she laughed. She thought I was using an older term for a black person.

I've heard blacks refer to whites as "caucasion". Which to me sounds stupid! Just call me white and I'll call you black. As long as it is done with respect that is what matters.