The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12823   Message #104270
Posted By: K~~
12-Aug-99 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ten Little Indians
Subject: RE: 10 Little Indians
What a can of worms, but ok, I have to wade in on ddw's side, PC goes too far when it tries to 'correct' the past. You cannot judge the past by the present, it just doesn't fit. People, ideas, knowledge, thought changes from generation to generation and from culture to culture. Another thing - why are all blacks living in the Americas automatically 'African-American' not all blacks are from Africa and I have a couple Australian Aborigional friends who resent the hell out of being slapped with a PC label that does not even apply to them. Besides, hyphenating Americans is divisive, my own string of hyphens would take up a page and a half, let's just dump the clique-y-esque hyphenating all together.