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Political correctness, gone too far?
An anti-racist Halloween campaign from the States has gotten Kipp thinking about the extent of political correctness (or lack of it) here in the Emirates.
October 26, 2011 4:23 by Eva Fernandes
To those proponents of political correctness, we wonder if being “PC” has finally gone one step too far. A series of anti-racist Halloween posters have become rather popular on the internet. The posters, which come from an anti-racism group at Ohio University, are titled with a slogan: “We’re a Culture not a Costume.” Here is a copy of one of the posters.
The posters, though well intentioned, have become something of an internet sensation and as should be expected in our meme-fascinated culture have spawned a series of memes, including one, Kipp’s favourite, featuring a golden retriever holding in his mouth a picture of a human in a dog suit.
Of course, all of this does beg the question, at what point does being politically correct tumble over into the absurd? Into the too precious realm of tiptoeing around anything vaguely cultural that could be construed as racist.
Of course, here in the Emirates, being PC is a whole different story. With ads commonly portraying head wagging Indians, it is a fact that the UAE is where political correctness comes to die. Question is, which one would you prefer?