Political Correctness Has Gone Too Far

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    We have a Society of Professional Journalists? And they have a diversity committee? Give me a ****ing break. I fear for the future of this country.


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    You against diversity?
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    No- just stupidity.
     
  5. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I love how the primary implication of "undocumented worker" is that no one has broken the law.

    This is all about swaying public opinion to ignore the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. The sensitivity argument is just a smokescreen.
     
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    i don't get why 'illegal alien' or 'illegal immigrant' is an offensive term.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I don't either. If you've broken the law, you've done something illegal.
     
  8. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    THIS!



    Truth hurts, I guess.

    In the spirit of diversity, I think we ought to refer to members of the Society of Professional Journalists as Douchebags.
     
  9. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    It's not really surprising - if you can control the language, you can control the discussion.

    But yeah, it's damn stupid.
     
  10. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    http://www.bordercrossinglaw.com/blog/archives/28


     
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    I ask my usual question. Don't hurt me, please.

    Where do they get their funding??

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  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    IMO calling someone an alien seems a bit odd as it makes me think of extraterrestrial life.

    Illegal immigrant is an accurate description though, you may as well call a spade a spade.
     
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  15. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    How so? See my link above. It's not accurate and its not illegal.
     
  16. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    I found this statement funny:

    No, we call them criminals instead. Which is the same thing (as the author points out), but somehow better in the authors eyes. :rolleyes:

    So I agree, and propose we instead refer to them as criminal aliens from now on.
     
  17. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Bob is a drunk driver.


    According to your post...
     
  18. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    We are talking about journalistic standards here.

    When was the last time you read the term "drunk driver" in a news story?
     
  19. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    5,300 times in the last hour. :D
     
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    Calling an illegal alien an undocumented work is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed Pharmacist.
    Saw that in someone's signature awhile ago.
     
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't on a Tea party forum by any chance?
     
  22. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I read it. He doesn't address "illegal immigrant," only "illegal alien." He also ignores the 50% of illegals who didn't overstay their visa and erroneously draws conclusions from the assumption that the word "illegal" only refers to criminal acts. It doesn't, which is why we have illegal hits in footbal, illegal doping, illegal chess moves, and illegal immigrants.
     
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    It was on this forum.
    A tea party forum? You mean a church?
     
  24. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I thought it might be someone like this guy:
     

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  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Interesting how they use the term to talk about people anonymously or as a group. I guess that is a lot like calling people "illegal aliens". It seems that once a named individual is involved then legal terms (driving under the influence) get applied along with "alleged" and such.
     

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