I was commenting to something on FB and used the term black to refer to race. A black person commented sarcastically, "I didn't know we were colors." Implying I should have said African American. Ironically enough I intentionally used the word black because not long before I heard someone ******** about THAT. And to be honest their point was valid. Not everyone of black skin color is AMERICAN.
And then there's a good friend of mine who is half Puerto Rican half Guatemalan. I used the term Hispanic once, not referring to her...and boy did she lay into me. Because HIS Spanic means HIS Spaniard and some other blah blah blah. So it is Latino. I have heard plenty Latinos say Hispanic.
It's politically incorrect to say girls instead of women. While I understand the viewpoint a bit, I think it's taken too far. Mayim Bialik has a YT video on it, and I understood her point. But at 37 years old, if I'm going out to a movie with my mom and sister, I'm going to say it's a girl's night out.
Using the term handicapped. Seriously? My feelings about a person don't change whether I say they are handicapped or have a disability.
Calling someone psycho or crazy....nope, can't do that bc there ARE people with mental health issues.
Saying retard is politically incorrect.
Incorrect use of Miss, Ms. and Mrs.
Dressing up as an Indian for Halloween
I'm sure there are supposed anti-PC people out there who will pick and choose anong those in that list of which to be offended by, and claim their right to do so while still claim to be anti-PC. Because, again, if it offends THEM, it must be inherently offensive. There are some on the list I came up with that I agree with. Some I disagree with. So I just won't say I'm anti PC. Because it's warranted at times. You shouldn't describe someone as fat even if it's true and you don't mean it to be an insult.
Just try to not offend people without having to go completely out of your way by doing so. And *when*someone inevitably gets offended, they have the right to voice it. That way we all keep our freedoms while simultaneously not being jerks.