So, I went on a rant in another thread, thought I would make an actual thread about this. This thread is about Politically Correct titles and such, and is not for discussions about related topics, so as to not get wastelanded. Lets keep it peaceful and respectful. Here are some reason I think that PC is a dumb idea: Indian vs. Native American: ex: when I on a blackfoot reservation recently, i never once saw "Native American". I did, however, see many, many references to Indian(s). Even the high school mascot was the Indians. Weird that the NAs don't even call themselves such. Not that Indian is a correct term, but when a people calls themselves a certain name, they might have something. i also do not think we need some new PC term that is 100% correct (Migrant Americans....) Also, native means: Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place. Did this people evolve in the Americas? No, they walked here many years before the Europeans floated over, but nonetheless, all humans on this continent are immigrants. Sure, some were here before others, but none are original inhabitants of this particular continent. Hence, there are no true Native Americans (when referring to absolute origin of a people). This title is pure PC'ness, and has no base in fact, nor, as it seems, little backing from the "Native Americans". I am sure not all Indians/NAs feel the same... But, I am still waiting for the government to recognize me as an Italian/German American. I feel offended that I am only characterized by my skin color, and not my heritage. I've yet to see that checkbox. Plus, technically I am a Native American, being that I was born on the North American continent. To get even more offensive: African American is a stupid title also. I have a friend whom is from South Africa. You guessed it, he is white. But, he is also African American (once he immigrates here, that is). humm.... interesting. Do you think his kids can get scholarships based on their ethnicity? What about all the Black people in the rest of the world? What do we call them in PC? They aren't americans, so do we have African Britons? No, we have black people who are citizens of Great Briton. What happens if an African American decides to emigrate to another country. This would change their ethnicity. How is moving your home a change in ethnicity? I just hate PC. It's job is supposed to not offend others, and reduce tensions between different groups of people, but I think it creates just as may problems as it solves. PC is stupid. Besides, does a new title make up for all the broken treaties and massacres? No, so what is the point of replacing one incorrect title for another incorrect title?