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    Post Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture

    Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages. Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness—and it turns out race isn’t, either.

    Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness. As one 40-year-old American Indian in Oklahoma said in his focus group, according to the report:

    The one part of the standard narrative that the data partially affirm is that African Americans are most likely to support political correctness. But the difference between them and other groups is much smaller than generally supposed: Three quarters of African Americans oppose political correctness. This means that they are only four percentage points less likely than whites, and only five percentage points less likely than the average, to believe that political correctness is a problem.

    If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.

    While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.

    Political tribe—as defined by the authors—is an even better predictor of views on political correctness. Among devoted conservatives, 97 percent believe that political correctness is a problem. Among traditional liberals, 61 percent do. Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...ctness/572581/

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    Americans have always been firmly against Far Left progressiveness and PC its not something new.
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    It is one reason Trump got elected. People are tired of this political correctness BS.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages. Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness—and it turns out race isn’t, either.

    Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness. As one 40-year-old American Indian in Oklahoma said in his focus group, according to the report:

    The one part of the standard narrative that the data partially affirm is that African Americans are most likely to support political correctness. But the difference between them and other groups is much smaller than generally supposed: Three quarters of African Americans oppose political correctness. This means that they are only four percentage points less likely than whites, and only five percentage points less likely than the average, to believe that political correctness is a problem.

    If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.

    While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.

    Political tribe—as defined by the authors—is an even better predictor of views on political correctness. Among devoted conservatives, 97 percent believe that political correctness is a problem. Among traditional liberals, 61 percent do. Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...ctness/572581/

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    I find it interesting that Liberals are all in for a thread on taylor swift impacting democrat voting and they avoid this thread like the Plaque, you see this throughout the forum

    I guess only threads that are favorable to liberals are worth remarks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    It is one reason Trump got elected. People are tired of this political correctness BS.
    I don't think most Americans even know what PC is!

    To Dems, it is CIVILITY.

    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    I don't think most Americans even know what PC is!

    To Dems, it is CIVILITY.

    Let's ask Hillary about civility.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    I don't think most Americans even know what PC is!

    To Dems, it is CIVILITY.

    Take a look at the data in the OP and try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    I don't think most Americans even know what PC is! To Dems, it is CIVILITY.
    C'mon, this is civility? (from multiple sources)

    1. Throughout several US councils and organizations, any terms using the word 'man' as a prefix or suffix have been ruled as not being politically correct. 'Manhole' is now referred to as a 'utility' or 'maintenance' hole.


    2. A school in Seattle renamed its Easter eggs 'spring spheres' to avoid causing offence to people who did not celebrate Easter.


    3. In 2007, Santa Clauses in Sydney, Australia, were banned from saying 'Ho Ho Ho'. Their employer, the recruitment firm Westaff (that supplies hundreds of Santas across Australia), allegedly told all trainees that 'ho ho ho' could frighten children, and be derogatory to women. Why ? Because 'Ho Ho Ho' is too close to the American (not Australian, mind you) slang for prostitute.


    4. Some US schools now have a 'holiday tree' every at Christmas, rather than a Christmas tree.


    5. Students Debate Removing Famous MLK Quote Because it Isn’t Gender Inclusive - Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington in 1963 has been hailed as one of the greatest speeches in American history, featuring the line, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” But according to National Review, student leaders at the University of Oregon considered removing that quote, which has been displayed on a wall at a student center since 1985, because it does not address discrimination based on gender identity. According to the campus newspaper, the student leaders eventually decided not to remove the quote after some “hard thought.”


    6. College Bans Term ‘Freshman,’ Claiming it Promotes Rape - North Carolina’s Elon University banned the term “freshman,” saying it is sexist and might promote sexual violence. The preferred term used in new student orientations and on the college’s website is “first-year.”


    7. Seattle Police Can’t Use Word ‘Suspects’ in Reports -- Seattle Police Department officers who fill out reports can no longer use the word “suspect.” Instead, they must use the term “community member.” The change, first reported by Seattle media in early 2017, has upset many police officers, who must use the term even in “use of force” reports. After three officers were shot responding to an armed robbery in April, they were required to refer to the shooter as a “community member.” “I think this is all in an effort to make sure our report writing sounds politically correct,” Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Kevin Stuckey told KIRO 7 TV.


    8. Princeton University Bans Use of ‘Man’ -- Many people would agree that there are certain words and phrases where “man” might not be the best fit. For example, terms such as businessman, fireman, policeman and spokesman can easily be replaced by businessperson, firefighter, police officer and spokesperson to reflect the fact that women also perform those roles. These words have become an accepted part of our culture. But Princeton University is taking the “man” removal mission to another level. According to thecollegefix.com, Princeton’s HR department in 2016 issued a four-page memo banning the use of “man.” So instead of the phrase, “man and wife,” faculty members are expected to use “spouses” or “partners.” “Manmade” becomes “artificial,” “workmanlike” becomes “skillful,” and “layman” should be replaced by “non-specialist.”


    9. Doctors’ Group Discourages Use of Term ‘Expectant Mother’ -- The U.S. isn’t the only country where political correctness has spiraled out of control. The British Medical Association told its members in 2017 that the term “expectant mother” should be avoided because it might offend transgender people. Instead, the preferred term is “pregnant people.” But women’s rights activist Laura Perrins told the Daily Mail the action is ”anti-science, anti-women and anti-mother … This will offend women up and down the country, and is an example of the majority of women being insulted for a tiny minority of people.”


    10. University Bans Use of Phrase ‘Politically Incorrect’ - In 2015, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee declared the phase “politically incorrect” as taboo. “Over time PC has become a way to deflect, say that people are being too ‘sensitive,’ and police language,” reads a poster created by the university’s Inclusive Excellence Center. “It is disconnected from authentic understanding of impact.” Use of the PC term is considered a microaggression at the university.


    11. Teacher’s Course Claims Math is a ‘Dehumanizing Tool’ - In the summer of 2017, middle-school math teachers can take an online course entitled “Teaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics.” According to CampusReform.org, the concepts include recognizing that, “For centuries, mathematics has been used as a dehumanizing tool,” and “math is a powerful tool for advocacy or oppression.” The six-week course, developed by Teach for America and offered through EdX, also explores “Mathematical Identity,” which “raises the issue that when we think of renowned mathematicians, many of us reference educated Western white males.”
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    How about MANGINA?
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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