New IQ study shows: You aren't imagining that we're getting, like; stupidderer

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    I'm trying to wrap my head around what you've posted and the "political correctness" thing jumps out at me. Because when I've heard that term used before, it was a preface to not calling people names that are offensive. For example, not calling people who are gay certain words or not referring to people of color the standard bigot insults or just not speaking to people in a demeaning manner. Yeah, we have to be "politically correct" now and not use those words that those people consider offensive. Are you saying THAT'S a cause of people becoming less intelligent? Because, if you are, I vehemently disagree.
     
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    i think he meant that Pc screwed the pooch a while ago now

    it's become a by-word for cry- bullying and humorless scolds
     
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    I'd prefer to think that. :)
     
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    I also assumed this. PC has become misused. For instance; Columbus Police noticed a trend that people would get into minor fender benders, not want to wait, claim there was an injury, then say "oh, I feel fine now." When first responders arrived.
    I've noticed the same thing regarding political correctness; things that should easily be giant steps forward socially get misused and abused and thier impact and relevance is damaged.

    Now, I think that we socially evolve past this at some point, once a social stigma that outweighs political insensitivity is attached to "cry wolf " types of abusers.

    But.....

    Good luck correlating any of that in a quantitative study. (Unless it's a time travel study ;) )
     
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    Mainly this, people are offended by anything. In my college they have safety closets for people who are triggered by stress. A few months back when students/activist I believe destroyed a confederate statue because of what it represented. Unfortunately you can't change history and they managed to get out of trouble. Not trying to offend anyone. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    The term "P.C." actually means that an individual's personal political views align with a larger group's political orientation that informs their opinions on how that group organizes it's sense of shared values that is expressed outwardly to others in forms of conduct. If an individual's political schema begins to drift away in any direction from the group's political/social orientation that person's sensibilities are now "politically incorrect" with the larger group. The current general "chatter" displayed in the media has misapplied term and as such so have most people. They typically apply it to characterize one end of the political/social continuum that is usually "left" of the user's personal position.
     
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    I think the definition you describe is actually a certain groups reaction to the idea of PC.

    Around the world we see many cultures where the majority marginalizes the minority, or in some cases tries to kill the minority group off.

    In the US we seem to be made of many or even all cultures, so the idea behind PC is that hate speech has no place in our society.
    So it is politically correct to not use hate speech, AKA derogatory slogans that ridicule races, religious groups, socioeconomic groups etc.

    FWIW, the primary reason to use PC as a derogatory slogan against people who live basically by the rules of this forum right here, would be having an intense desire to promote an individual or group hate agenda, while finding the PC crowd calling us out on it to be inconvenient.

    However, I do agree that PC goes wrong a lot.

    For example when group A that hates group C gets reprimanded by group B and then groups A and B hate on each other about the pros and cons of hating on group C.

    Or when groups A and B try to discuss marginalized groups like C, or powerful and oppressive groups like Z, and in the discussion, the dictate of "PC speech" makes it impossible to discuss what is happening in the group Z situation because accusing a guilty party cannot be verbally distinguished from accusing the entire ethnic, religious or socioeconomic group they belong to.

    The TDPRI requires PC behavior of we will be banned!

    So in order to keep our membership here, we are forced to treat others with respect, even if they own Gibsons, whine about finish chips, buy CS relics, or hell, even if they are dentists.
    (I'm sorry, I didn't mean to insult those who, uh, get upset about finish chips, it was an example of subtle undermining!)

    Of course the mods have their hands full herding cats so we push the limits and get away with it sometimes.
    But is it really that hard or that limiting to consider the feeling of others including those we would not want to have dinner with?

    I certainly cross the line at times if there is a discussion where overly restrictive misunderstanders of PC feel we cannot name the ethnic (etc) group attached to a discussion point.

    I have yet to meet an ethnic, political or socioeconomic group that has not a single person in it that I respect. Even including groups that regularly use hate speech because it's so culturally or regionally ingrained.
     
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    This is why math teachers make you show your work when solving problems.
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahaha yeah!
    I never complied...
    Wait, compiled?

    The great and terrible thing about math is you can't spin it!
    Unless you're in statistics.
    Dang.
     
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    we know.
     
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