Category: Political Correctness

How the woke are screwing up the cities

This won’t go over well with the “woke,” “social justice warriors” and “virtue signalers.” They are driving people–mostly the middle class–out of America’s and the world’s cities. That includes Chicago, where departures continue to exceed arrivals. This hypothesis is detailed by Joel Kotkin* in  an article, “Mayors won’t rule the world,” in Quillette: In reality, the validity of... Read more »

Thanksgiving is a celebration of "white privilege"

Sigh. Can’t I just thank God for all the blessings that he has bestowed on us without lapsing into another scolding reminder of  “white privilege?” New York Times opinion columnist among many others, declares in The Horrible History of Thanksgiving: I spent most of my life believing a gauzy, kindergarten version of Thanksgiving, thinking only of feasts and... Read more »

Portland bans urinals in its public building

What’s next to be banned? Jock straps? The below news report does a good job of explaining this weirdness.
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Y'all make me sick

You, the cretins on both sides of the political divide. You who are turning the United States of America into a madhouse incapable of governing itself. You who believe that your success requires that the other side must be ground into dust. Ya’ll won’t be happy unless you humiliate and crush your “enemies.”  Winning the election... Read more »

'Do-gooder syndrome'; a case of no good deed goes unpunished

It has to be explained to us clueless whites that doing a good deed for an impoverished black neighborhood in Chicago can actually be a bad deed. So it was when Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rapper and businessman Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, partnered with the NFL “to enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify... Read more »

Is "youse guys" now singular too?

How about “ya’ll.” Should a someone who wants to be a gender neutral “they,” also be referred to as “youse guys?” And what are they (pl.) teaching in school about singular and plural conjugations? These  thoughts arose while I was reading “He, she or they: How companies are starting to address calls for a gender-neutral workplace,”... Read more »
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In Berkley, they doesn't know grammar

“The City Council in Berkeley, Calif., voted this week to ban gender-specific words in the liberal city’s municipal code, clearing the way for the changes to become official,” reported Yahoo News. So “they” and “them” becomes singular which, of course requires a singular, not a plural, verb, something that the City Council may have overlooked.... Read more »

I'm not apologizing for not apologizing

Uhm, I’ve must have overlooked a bad something in my life that requires my apology. Surely, I’ve said something that offends, requiring a “I’m so, so sorry.” But I’m not saying it. I’m sick of all the demands for apologies, a plague that is turning America into a nation of whiners who are unable to withstand the slightest... Read more »

Replacing Chief Illiniwek with an otter would be highly offensive

Did anyone ask otters if they were okay with being named the new University of Illinois at Champaign mascot? Would they have been offended if their proud heritage  had been appropriated by a cartoonish caricature?  Thankfully, a majority of students, displaying their heightened sensitivity, voted against creating a mascot named Alma Otter, a take-off on the campus statue,... Read more »
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Is "black eye" a racist microaggression?

Far be it from me, a privileged white man, to define “black eye” as a racist microaggression. The sensitivity police, who find racism, trigger warnings and hate speech everywhere, somehow have missed this one. Here I’ve beaten them to the punch. For the uninitiated, microgressions are: … the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional... Read more »
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