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Are We Too PC?

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Have we become a nation of slugs, so offended by a simple old-time Christmas song that we want to ban it from the radio? Where does this leave us in real life? You are reading page 8 of Are We Too PC?. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Farawyn has 25 years experience and works as a RN.

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Exactly.

These are folks who are used to being the majority, in numerous ways, and oh, wait, here comes the shocker, the world is changing and they don't like it.

I refer once again to the NPR/Marsist poll which sadly, points out the the split on, shocker, political, gender, generational, suburban lines.

Reading through comments on his thread, I believe the poll results wholeheartedly.

Exactly this.

By the way, I hate the term "man up" OD, but that doesn't mean I'm offended by it. It DOES mean I will call you on it. What does that even mean?

The song, IMO, is not a very good song. It's creepy, and non Holidayesque.

I turn it off.

I also turn Christmas Shoes, Do They Know It's Christmas? and that Hawaiian Christmas song.

I don't think ANYTHING should be banned.

No, we are not too PC. I welcome the discussion AND the change.

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heron has 40 years experience and works as a bedside nurse on hospice inpatient unit.

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"...set beliefs" That phrase scares me. Who will set them? What happens to those who don't share them? Who will be the judge? (We certainly see HUGE religious hypocrisy all the time)

Google "Christian Nationalism"

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Exactly this.

By the way, I hate the term "man up" OD, but that doesn't mean I'm offended by it. It DOES mean I will call you on it. What does that even mean?

The song, IMO, is not a very good song. It's creepy, and non Holidayesque.

I turn it off.

I also turn Christmas Shoes, Do They Know It's Christmas? and that Hawaiian Christmas song.

I don't think ANYTHING should be banned.

No, we are not too PC. I welcome the discussion AND the change.

Oh yes, "tonight, thank God it's them instead of you." Band Aid made a song chock full of horribly inaccurate and condescending lyrics with, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that smacks of white privilege ... but it shouldn't be banned. Nor should the other one.

It's at least a good discussion point for the kiddos on why mom is turning it off.

Teachable moments.

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Oh yes, "tonight, thank God it's them instead of you." Band Aid made a song chock full of horribly inaccurate and condescending lyrics with, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that smacks of white privilege ... but it shouldn't be banned. Nor should the other one.

It's at least a good discussion point for the kiddos on why mom is turning it off.

Teachable moments.

Actually, the song Do They Know It's Christmas, is slap against White, Western privilege.

It was written and performed during the time of the Ethopian famine.

It is still appropriate, in 2018.

Just think of the current crisis in Yemen, or at our southern border.

Yes, thank God tonight it is them instead of you!

Many Americans are too happy to turn a blind eye to suffering, while attending midnight Mass and gorging on Christmas dinner.

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Oh yes, "tonight, thank God it's them instead of you." Band Aid made a song chock full of horribly inaccurate and condescending lyrics with, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" that smacks of white privilege ... but it shouldn't be banned. Nor should the other one.

It's at least a good discussion point for the kiddos on why mom is turning it off.

Teachable moments.

The song was written and sung to raise money for the Famine in Ethopia.

Wiki - Do They Know It's Christmas? — Band Aid | Last.fm

Please define white privilege.

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Actually, the song Do They Know It's Christmas, is slap against White, Western privilege.

Many Americans are too happy to turn a blind eye to suffering, while attending midnight Mass and gorging on Christmas dinner.

And many Americans are happy to donate to those less fortunate than people who happen to live in the US no matter what color, race, or creed they happen to be.

Giving USA 2

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Actually, the song Do They Know It's Christmas, is slap against White, Western privilege.

It was written and performed during the time of the Ethopian famine.

It is still appropriate, in 2018.

Just think of the current crisis in Yemen, or at our southern border.

Yes, thank God tonight it is them instead of you!

Many Americans are too happy to turn a blind eye to suffering, while attending midnight Mass and gorging on Christmas dinner.

Sorry to disagree; this song isn't appropriate at all, even in 2018. You can squint and look at it the way you're looking at it ...

A few other lines ...

"Do they know it's Christmas?" Er, probably ...since large parts of Africa are indeed Christian.

"Pray for the other ones" - pardon?

"There won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime" - well, except for the mountains ...

Such an example of white savior complex. Turns cliches about Africa that need western saving. The 2014 version that was made for Ebola didn't fare so well either.

Blech.

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I live near Seattle and had never heard this. A quick internet search showed a story from 2011, where a 16 year old volunteer at a private school claimed to have been instructed to use the term "Spring sphere". This is hardly equates an entire city changing the name of Easter eggs. After 7 years, this rumor needs to just go away.

I quite agree. I was in the Seattle area near Easter and there were posters around advertising a community "Easter Egg hunt" activity in a local park.

I lived there for >1 year surrounding the period in question, and never heard the term then either.

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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With all this PC talk I'm thinking of embracing my Celtic/Viking heritage, braiding my hair and painting my face in blue tattoos. Not sure how it will go over on the unit though.

Hppy

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Now that political correctness has been banned, may I use the pronouns I wish without jeopardizing my job now?

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The song was written and sung to raise money for the Famine in Ethopia.

Wiki - Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid | Last.fm

Please define white privilege.

'We got this, Bob Geldof, so back off' | Ethiopia News | Al Jazeera

For every good intention, you'll find one of the above. And it WAS a good intention, no argument. But ... it's not so black and white. It's patronizing, condescending and arrogant.

If you're looking for the definition of white privilege, I'll define it simply as this: a head start over everyone else. An inherent advantage over every other race of people. The whiteness of my skin? It gives me that head start over other people of color at the starting line.

And it shouldn't be that way.

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With all this PC talk I'm thinking of embracing my Celtic/Viking heritage, braiding my hair and painting my face in blue tattoos. Not sure how it will go over on the unit though.

Hppy

You'd be the epitome of cool to those kids.

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