Okay, sometimes “politically correct” is actually correct. What part of “do unto others” are we misunderstanding?
Don’t people get it? I can’t decide what is offensive for someone else. I can’t tell a black man that that I wasn’t being racist or didn’t mean to offend anyone by using the ‘N’ word. Sure, it doesn’t offend me, a white man. I have never had that term used against me in a hurtful way. Who are we kidding? We really don’t care about people if we tell them they shouldn’t be offended by what offends them. You are really saying, “you shouldn’t be offended, so it’s your fault. You need to change/grow up/etc. I am completely innocent and will continue saying/doing whatever I want.”
It’s selfishness, ignorance, arrogant, and unkind to continue to act and speak in a way that you know will hurt someone. The arrogance comes in when we tel them to get over it. Okay, we don’t say get over it. We say, “I didn’t mean to offend anyone.” Playing dumb like that just adds insult to insult.
Sure, you have rights as an American, you also have the right as an American to cheat on your spouse and lie (as long as you don’t lie to the government or in court).
And if you are offended or annoyed by my sensitivity and think I am being uptight, golly gee, I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to….GET OVER IT!