Re: Quotes

C. Dale (
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 09:33:58 -0600 (CST)

I think political correctness is relative to who and where one is. When I
was in college, I had this friend (I'm caucasion, she's african american)
I used to talk to about these things. We tried really hard to maintain
some sort of solid standpoint; I stuck with "Live and let live," she, to
the idea that interracial breeding dilutes the -culture- of a group of
people. Each of our arguments were PC in each of our little worlds, but
by the time we both went on to other colleges, we were riding the fence
left and right and finally ended up agreeing that the whatever it is that
makes something PC or not is quickly overridden by that nutso crazy thing
some folks call love.

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:

> >Any sufficiently advanced political correctness is indistinguishable
> >from irony.
> Here's a PC mind puzzle. Is interracial breeding PC or non-PC? References:
> Guess who's Coming to Dinner
> (;
> LeGuin's Lathe of Heaven (the grey people); article in today's WSJ about
> blacks in Brazilian adverts ("Brazil's leaders... tried to assimilate the
> black population by encouraging intermarriage. A legacy of this policy of
> 'whitening' is that less than 10% of Brazilians identify themselves as
> blacks on census forms, with most chosing any once of dozens of intermediate
> shades between black or white... 'It used to be an accepted philoshophy in
> Brazil that blackness should be hidden or filtered out of the popilation...'
> says... a black community leader."
> Remember, the question is not whether interracial breeding is good or bad --
> the question is whether it is PC or non-PC.
> - Joe