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The Controversial Argument Against Political Correctness and Diversity

I generally loathe political correctness to the core. Although, is it possible to “generally loathe” something given the radically different nature of their definitions? Regardless, I’ve been seeing race, discrimination, diversity, and similar issues being discussed on multiple blogs as if it’s the annual time of year for introspective reflections on society and culture. Instead of commenting on these other posts one-by-one, I figured I should share the beginnings of these thoughts all in one common place.

Political correctness is nothing more than a means to still single out people by their differences, but with a sugar coating designed to mask the underlying discrimination. As long as people describe each other as something other than “another person”, then we will always do a double-take in believing that we are all equal and the same which only further promotes the feeling of inequality. We can observe that everyone has a different shade of skin-tone as well as other distinguishing features. In a non-discriminatory world, we may be described by these features, but we won’t be labeling them. As soon as we add monikers like African-, or Asian-, or Indian-, or White, etc etc we’re collectively singling people out (interestingly and obviously, most of these tend to refer to locations which is not a trait of that person, but that of a place we also once gave a name too).

The word “diversity” itself represents nothing more than an shortsighted acknowledgment that you’re not the same as me when you should be. Diversity is a major buzzword among all corporations, businesses, education sectors, and governments, but it somewhat unintentionally and boldly points out that they are looking to hire a group of different looking individuals. A strategy to hire by “different backgrounds” may have a logical approach in the argument of a non-discriminatory world, however, the line is muddled as to what is acceptable under these conditions.

We are a people. By looking at my picture so grandiosely positioned on my site, you may describe me as having dark hair, hazel eyes, light or olive skin tone (depending on the season), and possibly scruffy (depending on my laziness to shave that day/week). These are traits, that while are still subjective to a rational degree, are inherent and true. They have no title they must conform to nor does anyone else that may have similar features. You’ll begin to find the open opinions of others when you begin describing others solely by these traits without a name; like your conversational partner is wearing social-mind thoughts on their sleeve. Study whether or not they immediately understand as well as comprehend your description by attributes alone or if they associatively attempt to put a name on it as if somehow that provided a clearer picture of the subject [stereotyping].

If I’ve missed something, which is entirely possible given the relatively little amount of time I’ve spent analyzing the logic behind these claims and ideas, feel free to discuss.

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  1. 2012/02/06 at 9:19 am

    Good read, mate.

    Political correctness is an unfortunate medium of euphemism, which manifests in seemingly innocuous areas. LIke dogs, for example. I may exhibit no anti-dog tendencies whatsoever and yet, the surest way into a hellhole and perennially falling in someone’s eyes is to utter a word against those licky chaps! Now, this isn’t exactly ‘political’ but you get the drift.

    Same with ‘diversity’. It’s a grand phony.

    Someone once told Spade that it was actually a Dice. Till the movement gained so much momentum that Spade forgot its true identity and no one ever called a Spade a Spade. 🙂

    PS: …but they all lived happily ever after!

  2. 2012/02/06 at 9:29 am

    A very nice read, provided good insight.

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