Too politically correct?

Here is an interesting blog-post about the word niggardly. One teacher was even fired for using the word in class. The word always makes me a bit uncomfortable, but I realize that my discomfort is ridiculous.

srah - Tuesday, 10 September 2002 - 1:26 PM

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gravatar Jose R. Ortiz, Jr. - July 31, 2004 - 8:36 PM -

How Politically Correct is this country? I am afraid that many are taking it to the extreme. I have to watch what I say and that it is stressfull. For me the "Politically Correct" is not a case of being "conservative" or "liberal". Or belonging some ethnical group. It is a form of pressure to prevent people questioning what is going. It intimidates people to think freely without the fear of censorship. Let me state that MANY works of arts, literature, music and philosophical or social ideas are POLITICALLY INCORRECT. MOST of them, whether we like it or not. Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Nietszche or Sartre are "politically incorrect". If you read Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway or, even, Alezander Solzhenitisin are POLITICALLY INCORRECT. Many of the greatest movies of all time like "Casablanca", "Citizen Kane" or "Gone with the Wind" are politically incorrect. If you read "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer is politically incorrect. The tv shows like "The Simpsons" or "The Sopranos" are "politically incorrect". If we want to be "Politically Correct" we may become hypocrites or dumbbells. It is impossible to me "politically correct" or "saint". I am human, I can not be "perfect" all the time. Have we forgotten the end of that movie [Quite politically incorrect, mind you] "Some Like it Hot" what the character played by Joe Brown said to Jack Lemmon on the boat: "Nobody is perfect"? Thank goodness there are still cultures [Hispanics or Filipinos and others] that are not "politically correct". Thanks.

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