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Day 9: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

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Do you think that being politically correct is being compassionate or overboard?  Watch this short video of many different views.  Did this video change your view at all?  Are you aware of anything that you say that would be considered insensitive?  Have you ever corrected anyone or been corrected?  Heard a joke that felt it crossed the line?  How did this make you feel? 

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My whole life, I have had a

My whole life, I have had a certain amount of disdain for political correctness.

Interesting how the term evolved over the course of just 70 years or so.

communication and kindness

Key things from the video I likes:
* I liked the use of the word civility instead of political correctness.
* You shouldn't say it like it, rather than the idea that you look at your views and thoughts.
* It is about respect and kindness in dealing with one another and trying to limit words to hide behind the intention of the words is not helpful.

Communicating with kindness is hard when you do not look at racism and bias but you also cannot hide behind words to dress up your bias to look like you are actually less racist just by using safer words.

Political Correctness to me feels like a deflection from the bigger problem because if it bothers you to not use some words, it might be good at looking at why rather than dancing around the words.

Here is an interesting article on the history of the term that shows how it morphed into what it is today. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/how-politically-correct-w...

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