Posted by Word Camel on January 15, 2004
In Reply to: The power of the N-word posted by Ward on January 15, 2004
: : According to this article, a principal, who is white, has been reassigned for saying (I assume) the N-word while lecturing students about name-calling.
: : http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/01/14/principal.racial.ap/index.html
: :::: This is one on a number of examples of the increasing political correctness in the US which has the effect of chilling expression and removing the ability to even discuss certain issues. There is now a lack of tolerance from segments of the society, where, as a country, we made our greatest strides by increasing tolerance, and open discussion. Hopefully this is just a passing phase, and good sense will finally prevail. I'm an optimist, and hope it happens.
"Stupidity", that is. :)