Being politicaly correct

United States
April 24, 2011 10:53pm CST
Is it me or is being politically correct a pain in the butt? One thing I've been thinking about is how people referr to themselves. I'm talking about saying things like African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and so forth. If they are living here and proud to be here shouldn't American be first? I am not a rasist and I just need to let that be known. Why even say it that way in the first place. Should I say I am an American-American? I also feel the only ones that should be able to say American last is Native-Americans, they were here first after all. What does every one else think?
1 response
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Apr 11
I think in many cases PC has indeed gone to an extreme. I thought not using the word terrorisn was a bit much when it was introduced some time ago, but I think they have dropped that now. I don't see a need to use hyphened labels I think American is second because people are being specific about what type of American they are. I don't understand the need for this, but apparently others do.
• United States
25 Apr 11
I can see what you mean about what kind of American they are. Wouldn't it be a big hint just by looking at them? Some peopel just need to do it though, like you commented. Thanks
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Apr 11
LOL.. of course you are correct :)