Another incorrect application of liberal political correctness was the initiation of the term “African-American.”
They aren’t African-Americans. They are Americans of African descent. More importantly they are Americans.
Calling blacks African-Americans implies they are Africans who became American citizens.
For instance, I’m of European descent. Does this render me a European-American?
No. I’m an American of European descent.
Wouldn’t it be easier not to use liberal classifications at all and just call ourselves Americans?
If you are an African or European citizen who becomes an American citizen, then you can correctly call yourself African-American or European-American.
This keeps it more geographical than racial, which is the way it should be.
If you are an African citizen of European descent and become an American citizen, are you an African-American?
Tough question, but yes you are, geographically, but not when using the PC method of identity politics. People would reject it because you are not black. Race is paramount in the PC world.
We should all avoid liberal PC classifications for this reason. They use identity politics to divide us.
If you think about it, classifying ourselves into a racial group actually works to alienate us from other groups. This is by liberal design.
Liberals use these classifications as identity politics to alienate certain social groups from each other so they can better control us. They pit one group against another as Obama did with blacks and whites. Racial bigotry was almost eradicated, then the “anointed one” divided us once again. Think Trayvon Martin.
As for me, I’m an American, period. If you become an American citizen from any country, you are now also an American. Whether you are natural born or naturalized it makes no difference.
For an expanded perspective on political correctness, watch outspoken conservative Ben Shapiro who says political correctness breeds insanity.
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