Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
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28-02-2016, 08:30 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(27-02-2016 05:39 PM)Vosur Wrote:  http://www.bbc.com/news/education-35659685

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Are you a Harvard student or employee? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their school, their business.

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28-02-2016, 08:43 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 08:30 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  Are you a Harvard student or employee? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their school, their business.
What a stupid response. You could ask that same question in response to any criticism of anything.

"Are you a woman or living in Saudi Arabia? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their country, their culture."

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28-02-2016, 08:46 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 08:30 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(27-02-2016 05:39 PM)Vosur Wrote:  http://www.bbc.com/news/education-35659685

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Are you a Harvard student or employee? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their school, their business.


Because what fun is there in not overreacting to someone else's overreaction? Rolleyes

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28-02-2016, 09:37 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
It literally doesn't matter. If changing a title makes people happier, why not simply change a stupid title?

This isn't "PC culture gone mad," it is a university listening to its students and making small changes to appease them in an on-going conversation about race in America.

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28-02-2016, 10:06 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 08:43 AM)Vosur Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 08:30 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  Are you a Harvard student or employee? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their school, their business.
What a stupid response. You could ask that same question in response to any criticism of anything.

"Are you a woman or living in Saudi Arabia? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their country, their culture."
Why wouldn't you ask that?

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28-02-2016, 10:07 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 08:46 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 08:30 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  Are you a Harvard student or employee? If not, why would you care what they do? It's their school, their business.


Because what fun is there in not overreacting to someone else's overreaction? Rolleyes

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28-02-2016, 10:43 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 09:37 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  It literally doesn't matter. If changing a title makes people happier, why not simply change a stupid title?

This isn't "PC culture gone mad," it is a university listening to its students and making small changes to appease them in an on-going conversation about race in America.

Given that the mission of a university is education, don't you think that letting students dictate matters based on personal sensitivities is counterproductive?

Part of an education is learning how to get the fuck over yourself, a lesson these student desperately need to learn.
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28-02-2016, 10:52 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 10:43 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 09:37 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  It literally doesn't matter. If changing a title makes people happier, why not simply change a stupid title?

This isn't "PC culture gone mad," it is a university listening to its students and making small changes to appease them in an on-going conversation about race in America.

Given that the mission of a university is education, don't you think that letting students dictate matters based on personal sensitivities is counterproductive?

Part of an education is learning how to get the fuck over yourself, a lesson these student desperately need to learn.

Learning isn't only the responsibility of the students.

Part of getting an education, is listening.

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28-02-2016, 10:57 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
Should you, as a student, be able to dictate what you do and don't listen to?

How do you, as a student, have the knowledge to determine which lesson is important and which isn't?

Perhaps they should demand that fruit juice be called "fruit pressings" instead, because "fruit juice" sounds anti-Semitic?
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28-02-2016, 10:58 AM
RE: Another Example of the Insanity of PC Culture
(28-02-2016 10:52 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(28-02-2016 10:43 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  Given that the mission of a university is education, don't you think that letting students dictate matters based on personal sensitivities is counterproductive?

Part of an education is learning how to get the fuck over yourself, a lesson these student desperately need to learn.

Learning isn't only the responsibility of the students.

Part of getting an education, is listening.

Right, you listen to what they have to say and assess whether they are right or not. Sounds fair.

Harvard concluded that they weren't right (they're not) but still bent over.

So they weren't awarded because their position was meritable; they were awarded because to tell them they're wrong would be politically incorrect.
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