Saturday, November 30, 2013

Political Correctness

James Taranto notices things:

  • "This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins. . . . Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok. It reflects an admirable willingness to acknowledge others who once were barely visible to the dominant culture, and to recognize that something that may seem innocent to you may be painful to others. . . . So while the name Redskins is only a bit offensive, it's extremely tacky and dated--like an old aunt who still talks about 'colored people' or limps her wrist to suggest someone's gay."--David Plotz,, Aug. 8
  • "Colorado Gun Rights Activists Claim Another Scalp"--headline,, Nov. 27


OMMAG said...

The only thing I find offensive about the football team name is that the keep using the term "Washington"

GregMan, sorry, GregPERSON said...

"Changing the way we talk is not political correctness run amok."

Um, yas, it is precisely that. Orwell know it. Stalin new it. Mao new it. He who controls the language controls the thoughts of the people, and all of Slate's lies won't change that.