Is using the term "Chinatown" offensive in the urban geography context? [more inside]
Imagine a funk/soul band made up of white people, wearing Afro wigs on stage. Would that be fine, or rather politically incorrect? [more inside]
When did people stop using the term "model minority"? [more inside]
What is the socially acceptable way to refer to weddings of different cultures in the US? Is it non-PC to refer to 'American weddings' when distinguishing traditional white-American weddings, vs weddings of other cultures? [more inside]
We're all familiar with ethnic slurs, but the ethnic name "Sherpa" has acquired the generic meaning of "guide" or "special assistant," particularly in diplomatic parlance as related to summit conferences such as the G8 and G20, where heads of state bring along "sherpas" as personal envoys and advisors (examples: 1 2 3). What other ethnic terms have acquired positive, politically correct secondary meanings?
What happened to the "the?" As in "the Congo" or "the Ivory Coast" [more inside]
Belated Oscars question: In this age of political correctness and gender-neutrality, why are there still gender-based Academy Award categories? [more inside]