Sunday, October 4, 2009

Politically Correct

I spend a lot of time in my classes explaining what is and is not politically correct. We study religion, culture, gender, race, ethnic groups, sex and sexual orientation. Just about every subject that can be attacked or vilified. When my students talk I can hear their parents, their friends and relatives.

I find it so very interesting how much of the offensive language is truly generational. When we discuss where the word originated normally the student will refer to their dad or their brother as the greatest offenders. It has to change or end if we are to move forward.

Today we know that all races are descendants of Africa. We all came from the same place. I read yesterday that they found a skeleton of a woman in Ethiopia that is over 4.4 million years old. It is our oldest ancestor.

As you move through life consider that everyone you meet is related to you.

Knowing that, ask them for a loan and see how far that gets you.

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