I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for a lot of change in the “popular culture” over the next few years. Hoping, but not convinced that it will happen–the phonies and hypocrites among us are too fond of their special snowflake identities.
Posted in Donald J. Trump, gay "rights", gender, Ideology, Open Threads, Racism, Radical Groups, religion, Satire, Snark
Tagged cisgender, hypocrisy, open thread, pronouns, racism, Rockettes, Sexism, transgender, U of KS, white privilege
Following on the heels of an infamous microaggression committed recently by Hillary Clinton against blacks, Barack Obama committed what could be described as a microaggression against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, when he spontaneously broke into a song that celebrates the “frontiersman” Davy Crockett. (Trigger warning: Listen above to Obama praise white oppressor Davy Crockett in song.)
Posted in Hillary Clinton, Ideology, Media bias, Open Threads, Racism, Satire, Snark
Tagged Alamo, Barack Hussein Obama II, Confederate flag, Davy Crockett, Hillary Clinton, macaca, microaggression, microinsult, Minnesota flag, trigger warning, white privilege
In our last two posts we examined how political correctness can pressure individuals to self-censor their speech, whether in person or on the Internet, out of fear of ridicule, ostracism, or actual punishment by the enforcers of politically correct “right think”. This tendency to not speak out has been dubbed the spiral of silence. We looked at the cases of two police officers who lost their jobs, in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO, because of comments they had made.
After Ferguson, once again we’re hearing cries for a “conversation about race.” A truly productive conversation is not going to happen in the current atmosphere, in light of the spiral of silence. Why not? Because political correctness poisons the well. Any comment perceived to be politically incorrect, in this context, will immediately result in accusations of racism. How, then, can there be any real dialogue?
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Open Threads, Racism
Tagged conversation on race, Enforcers of Right Think, Ferguson, Kevin Jackson, Michael Brown, microaggression, microinvalidation, Neo-Inquisition, nonconscious bias, open thread, Orwellian, political correctness, racism, Spiral of Silence, white privilege