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I don't think that means what you think it means...

What is the best way to counteract the phrase and philosophy of "I'm so tired of political correctness" or "political correctness has gone too far"? [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Aug 8, 2016 - 27 answers

Is "Chinatown" an offensive term?

Is using the term "Chinatown" offensive in the urban geography context? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Apr 29, 2016 - 43 answers

Are afro wigs for a funk band politically correct?

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]
posted by willem on Mar 21, 2014 - 32 answers

A Model AskMetafilter Post

When did people stop using the term "model minority"? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 27, 2013 - 27 answers

When in America, how should one refer to the weddings of different cultures?

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]
posted by Conductor71 on Nov 15, 2012 - 38 answers

The opposite of an ethnic slur

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?
posted by beagle on Mar 16, 2011 - 33 answers

What would Henry Higgins do?

What happened to the "the?" As in "the Congo" or "the Ivory Coast" [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier on Jan 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Oscar neutrality?

Belated Oscars question: In this age of political correctness and gender-neutrality, why are there still gender-based Academy Award categories? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Mar 17, 2006 - 22 answers

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