The World Before Racial Hypersensitivity

Imagine a world in which one can actually describe the human species concretely, as one finds it, without measuring every utterance against the ever-changing barometer of political correctness. Imagine a language that actually communicates positively, naturally, rather than forever masking itself in unnecessary, propagandized euphemism in order to avoid the ultimate progressive sin of “offending” someone’s indoctrinated sensitivity and delicateness. Imagine the freedom of describing Asian people as “yellow” without being accused of a hate crime.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Personally, I have never understood why people think describing Asians as “yellow” has ever been anything other than racist. Asians are certainly not “yellow-coloured” and more than “white people” are white. “Asian” indeed IS their “racial designation” in the same way that “Caucasian” is the racial designation of the overwhelming majority of Euopeans.

    The problem emerges only when designating “negroid” groups. The actual designation – along with “coloured” – became “racist” sometime around 50 years ago, and the words “black” and “brown” people were adopted. Then it became “African-Americans” etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

    The major problem is that regardless of how you refer to them racially, black Americans will end up calling you racist for it. It’s a “no win” situation with an under-educated, over-inflated social underclass.

  • Reader

    Oh, no! Ella Fitzgerald singing Yellow Man.

    • Observer

      Now there is a conundrum.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Here is a piece of a great poem that might raise eyebrows today.

    If drunk with sight of power, we loose
    Wild tongues that hold not Thee in awe,
    Such boastings as the Gentiles use
    Or lesser breeds without the Law,
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget – lest we forget.

    Rudyard Kipling, “Recessional”

  • Lightstream

    Take me back to 1950 please.