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Take that PC crap and...

Postby fvkasm2x » Aug 16th, 2011, 9:13 pm

Well you can shove it wherever you want.

The US and one of their consular diplomats were forced to apologize for calling the people of India dirty. Here are her comments:

"Some 20 years ago, I was a student like you and had an opportunity to do a semester abroad," Chao told the students, India's NDTV reported. "I chose to come to India, fascinated by the culture and religion."

"I traveled across villages to understand the culture better. I was amazed at the graciousness and friendliness of the people," she continued, before describing a long train journey, during which her remarks went -- so to speak -- off the rails.

"I was on a 24-hour train trip from Delhi to Orissa," the eastern Indian state, Chao continued, according to Agence-France Press. "But, after 72 hours, the train still did not reach the destination ... and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians."


Anyone with half a brain knows what she meant. She in no way, shape or form called Indians dirty. Anyone, in any country, would feel dirty after being on a train for 72 hours without a shower. Especially in humid and hot weather.

I am so sick of this PC crap that happens every day, you have no idea.

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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby StraitTalk » Aug 16th, 2011, 9:38 pm

Came here expecting rant about personal computers.

pc = politically correct :eyeballspin:

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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Omnitheo » Aug 17th, 2011, 8:35 am

lol, came here thinking the same thing. Was like...PC crap? We're not moving the OS Debates to Social Concerns now are we?

Political correctness is really annoying, and I often think unnecessary. For a diplomat however, they need to take extra care. Foreign relations or people in any kind of political situation tend to have a much larger audience, and a greater chance to offend people. Even if the diplomat knows what they meant, and intelligent people know what they meant, the stupid people don't, and they'll take it and bend it.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby SassySasquatch » Nov 28th, 2011, 11:30 pm

No - it means you belong to one race of human beings on this planet Earth and since we all share it with everyone else, show some damn respect for others.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby French Castanut » Nov 29th, 2011, 7:57 am

and my skin became dirty and dark like the Tamilians


Yes, she called them dirty. She did 100%.

She was refering to people from that country, not to her fellows on the train.

Tamilians can clean as much as they want, their skin will keep the same "dirt" and "dark" color. (I simply rephrased the above quote).
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 29th, 2011, 9:01 am

Maybe what she said just needed a comma in the sentence ...

"and my skin became dirty, and dark like the Tamilians"
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Piecemaker » Nov 29th, 2011, 9:06 am

It was not a very diplomatic remark for a diplomat!
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.

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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby averagejoe » Apr 19th, 2017, 6:42 am

UCLA Conservative Professor May Be Fired From Job For Refusing to Cave In to Political Correctness

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) administration is allegedly trying to sack an outspoken conservative professor for his resistance to political correctness.

Keith Fink, a UCLA professor who teaches classes on entertainment law and free speech, fears the university could an upcoming professional review to help push him out of the institution.

Fink has previously caused waves on campus by refusing to embrace trigger warnings and safe spaces, prompting the university to block some students from taking his classes.

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/ucla-co ... rrectness/
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby fvkasm2x » Apr 19th, 2017, 9:06 am

grammafreddy wrote:Maybe what she said just needed a comma in the sentence ...

"and my skin became dirty, and dark like the Tamilians"


Exactly. She got dirty and her skin was dark. Dark like the Tamilians.

It's just like someone getting a dark tan and saying they look Mexican or something. Maybe not something you want to say if you are a high ranking official or to the media, simply because you KNOW someone will whine, but it's not offensive.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Queen K » Apr 28th, 2017, 6:56 am

How about this one: TWO full years later this license plate is offensive to Native Indians. Now if the man went around and said stuff like, "I don't think natives even know what Star Trek is" I can see it. But no, he is a Star Trek fan and got a unique plate for two years.

This PC stuff is over the top. https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#195661

Same for that man who was told his surname on his licence plate was offensive to women. Graber is suddenly offensive? He was on CBC talking about the absurd implications for him and his family.

I wonder how he's doing now.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Glacier » Apr 28th, 2017, 1:05 pm

LOL, the guy's name is Troller!

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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Queen K » Jan 10th, 2018, 7:02 pm

BUMP

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/us/white- ... index.html

Okay, they posted guards outside the guys classroom.

He's teaching White Racism: what it is, how it's gone down in history and how to reverse it (Hint: creating social justice warriors).

His class of fifty seats filled up!
No shortage of students there.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Verum » Jan 10th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Queen K wrote:BUMP

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/us/white- ... index.html

Okay, they posted guards outside the guys classroom.

He's teaching White Racism: what it is, how it's gone down in history and how to reverse it (Hint: creating social justice warriors).

His class of fifty seats filled up!
No shortage of students there.

Sounds like an interesting course and the responses to it sure do demonstrate, as if we needed such, that racism is alive and well in America. It's such a shame that some precious snowflakes (not intended as a reference to their colour) got so butt hurt over the title of the course, maybe if they took it and understood the material they would change their minds. I guess they want a safe-space where their delicate beliefs don't get challenged, but it's a bit much to expect an entire University to be such.
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Re: Take that PC crap and...

Postby Queen K » Jan 10th, 2018, 8:51 pm

I actually understand the concept and the potential for misunderstandings, all too well as my previous university classes have shown.
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