Fresh Ink - Has society become too politically correct, and why? - Valley Morning Star : Fresh Ink

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Fresh Ink - Has society become too politically correct, and why?

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:43 pm

Political correctness in today’s society has gone mad. Take Christmas for example; on television you will never see anyone say “Merry Christmas” out of fear other groups will be offended. If someone said Happy Hanukah or any other holiday around that time no one should get offended. Political correctness tends to stomp on tradition when Christmas trees are renamed holiday trees. People in America come from many different cultures and religions; however, everyone in the room knows that the tree came from Christmas. Happy ambiguous winter holiday everyone!

Amadeo Drysdale, Early College High School

Teacher: Carla Morton

Our society is not too politically correct because it is growing so fast. The way we see others have to grow in this form too. There are persons who are helping our society, who are professionals and studied to do what they do. Also, they are doing a good thing for society in opening our eyes to the needs of others and coming up with names and terms. Society is growing and most persons are comfortable with the laws and statements that we have in place.

Karen Gutierrez, Sharyland High School

Teacher: Wenndy Pray

In our society today, good people with different views are not expressing themselves for fear of being called out as racist, biased or unintelligent. If people would return to logic based discussion, rather than insults and name calling based on ones views, perhaps we could return to a functioning system, both politically and socially. In this corrupted world pretty much any word will in fact offend somebody. I just tell myself that you can't please everybody, and truly you can't. At the end of the day, you have to realize who you want to make the best decision for yourself, or somebody else. People worry too much about being politically correct, and as a result these discussions and debates are not being addressed. Many avoid addressing issues because they fear it causes arguments. This is not how society should react. These are important issues and it deserves to be addressed openly and honestly.

Laci Schwerin, San Perlita High School   

Teacher: Laurie Kilbourn

Nowadays everything has to be PC. You’re not retarded; you’re “mentally impaired.”  You’re not black;  you’re “African American.”  Things are looking grim for a country known for fighting countless wars all over the world, making a sport dedicating to tackling men over a ball and once unleashing a nuclear weapon. If you say the “wrong thing” in America today, you could be penalized, fired or even taken to court.

Joshua Navarro, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Our society hasn’t become too politically correct. Many people utter offensive sentences, and in my opinion, I think our society feels to politically incorrect. There are many stereotypes that offend many communities, such as the disabled community, religious groups, and ethnic groups. Also, there are many movies and national television shows that offend society, but they do not do anything about it because it is intended to be humorous. Society should realize that we are too politically incorrect, and not politically correct.

Aaron Vidaurri, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

I think that our society is not that politically correct. Our society is filled with offensive comments and very offensive words. Our society is mostly politically incorrect. The words we use are very offensive sometimes. Even jokes can become offensive, to some people. Some people don’t treat all people the same. There are many examples of being politically incorrect, such as being racist or not treating all people the same because of their religion. There are a lot of people that stand up to it as well. I think that the society is politically incorrect.

Michael Durant, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Our society hasn’t become too politically correct. Our society is filled with out of control things. The news people making fun of speeches, religion, gender, and disability is a big problem. Racist is also a big problem to other people trying out for things. Some people think our society has become too political. Some television shows and movies offend our society. In my opinion our society has not become too politically correct in our city. Sometimes the news needs to watch what they speak about.

Joshua Loya, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Our society is not too politically correct some people still are racist or tease someone if they are disabled. People tell other people that they are wrong about what religion they believe in. Some people still believe that men are better than women because that is what they were brought up with. They make jokes or give someone a title that has to do with their color. A lot of the time people “judge a book by its cover” meaning they don’t give people a chance to show themselves as equals. We should change that and we should all be nice to each other and be respectful.

Madison Constantine, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

No, because there are still some people out there that still make racist remarks and make fun of socially disabled and that needs to stop. And it’s just not fair for someone to be picked on just because they don’t have much money as the rest of us, or are the same skin color as us either. Those people should be ashamed of themselves for doing that kind of thing to others because it’s just not right and they just shouldn’t do that.

Karina Cisneros, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

In some cases, this might be political about taking it too far, presented in a granola girl or soapbox Sadie, who embodies the negative aspects of the PC movement. However, in other cases, the accusations of political correctness are baseless. On one newspaper it said that male employees can’t send Valentines to female employees. People are doing stuff wrong like playing bad music when kids are around, when the children are near, can a man still open a door for women?

Evan Rendon, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Today, one topic that’s changed dramatically is our political correctness. Most changes we’ve made on political correctness have been impartial, and have improved our world in many ways. Although, we might have gone too far in what is politically correct or incorrect. For instance, we can barely express ourselves any more without offending anyone, like praying before a game, or saying Merry Christmas during the holidays. We don’t want to end up like England where you can’t even wave your own country’s flag. We need to be a strong country that stands for what they believe in.

Angelica Montes, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

No, our society has not become too politically correct because as citizens we can say and believe whatever we want. Not all of the words people say are nice but not everybody is mean. If our society was too politically correct we wouldn’t be able to say anything about politics or anything about Congress. That’s one thing about our society that makes the USA unique. The United States is a great place to live because we’re not politically correct.

Albert J. Moreno, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

In my opinion America hasn’t been doing very well with being very politically correct. I mean we laugh at people who have a harder time doing things like making speeches. We sometimes also don’t call our authorities and government the correct way. Fireman should really be firefighter, chairman should be chairperson, and a policeman should be police officer. Some people call the police the “fuzz, the heat, etc.”  Those are not very politically correct to me.

Seth Allen, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Political correctness has become a more relevant and discussed subject in our society today. In my opinion and beliefs, I feel as though we have become too politically correct in our society. People have been questioning our entire religion in our country, such as the holidays we celebrate, the quote we seldom recognize on our currency, even the pledge we speak. But even though I believe that it has become such a strict concern, we should still treat each other with the respect of our faith and ethnicity. Our country was assembled to represent freedom, not judgment.

Jackie Magno, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

Being politically correct to me means that a person is a person; they are THEIR own person no matter what anybody calls them or says they are. It isn’t right for us to be stereotyping everybody that isn’t like us or different. Society now is putting everything in front, everything that blocks them from actually getting to know the person. Things people put in front are race, gender, disabilities, religion and ethnicity. We are all made the way we were supposed to in the image of God.

Nadia Vasquez, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

No, our society has not become politically correct because we Americans have the free will to do what we want to do. We have the freedom of religion, and the freedom of speech. It’s not nice to criticize other people and make fun but people choose their own path and the way they want to live it. Everyone gets to be who they want to, but how you live it, that’s up to you. But deep down in our heart there is a special place for everyone.

Raymond Cavazos, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

 

For my family and I, politically correct means considering people as themselves; as their own person. In America some people are different. For example some people define others by the way he/she looks and they don’t even know who that person is. That is called stereotyping. Some people don’t even know that they’re doing it when they’re doing it. We are all created in God’s image the way he chose us to live is the way we live out. I was tough to stand up for what you believe in without offending the other person.

Mary Kate Holder, St. Anthony Catholic School

Teacher: Sonia Hilsenbeck

No our society has not become too politically correct, and that is ok. This is the United States and we are supposed to be free. We should be free enough to express ourselves as long as there is no harm to others. As long as certain comments are not harmful, people should be able to express themselves, and people have been doing just that.

Kayla Garces, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society I would say is not really politically correct. For example: when somebody sneezes, and another person says "bless you" there is a chance that that can offend the person who sneezed. Even though you didn't mean it, it might have hurt the person's feelings. With that being said, we really have to be careful of what we say or do today in our society.

Miranda Torres, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe that our society has become too politically correct, because people tend to say things that are not equally distributed amongst other people. For example when people see and African American, they automatically assume he is a criminal or when an African American uses the "n-word", it's acceptable, but when a white guy uses it, all hell breaks loose. Another example is if a man has several partners he has sexual relations with, he's considered virile, but if a woman does, she's thought of as a tramp or a slut (excuse my language). These are total double standards and very stereotypical. Political correctness is controversial, damaging, and should end.

Giselle Hernandez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I do think that society has become too politically correct. Everything considering religion has become jugged on. Even saying "God bless you" when somebody sneezes is an issue. So yes I do think society has become TOO politically correct.

Eliezer Rodriguez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

No, I believe society hasn't become politically correct due to many reasons. To be politically correct means that citizens in out society use different words to not offend someone. Many people now a day say blunt things, and in return the person it was towards reacts in a hurt manner. People today should really take consideration into the words that leave their mouths. Some people don't get hurt as much as other people, but they should still watch what they say because they don't know who will get offended by their comments. Like if someone had out loud said "Look that midget can't reach." This would really offend the small person, oppose to "Look that small person isn't capable of reaching, I should help." That would probably be a better way to say it and wouldn't offend them as much.

Danielle Rodriguez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe that our world is slowly becoming politically correct. Because now in the time we are living people are doing whatever it takes to fit in. People are losing their true selves and are changing for other people to please them. In losing ourselves we lose our culture and our heritage and all the pain and suffering our ancestors had to go through. Then we start living a dual reality having to act one way with some people and other way with other people. Which will lead to in due time the extinction of cultures and what made people unique. That is not how we are now but if we continue down this road of being politically correct then we are heading toward our own demise.      

Gilbert Rebolloso, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In today's society, politics has become one of the greatest problems of our world. People are always arguing and worrying on what is going to be and which is better than the other. But why not worry on what the world would be if they let their arguing and worrying over politics take over themselves? I believe that our society has become too politically correct. Yes, it is understandable on why, but our society also has to understand to control themselves over these obstacles that they see.

Elizabeth Villarreal, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society has become too politically correct. We are debating to change many things due to how people feel, like the quote "In God we trust" on our dollar bills.

Matthew Lara, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes, our society has become too politically correct and people can not enjoy themselves as much as they used to. Now a day on the television you can't say one thing without offending one person. Before society turned into boring old square that it is now, it used to have moral values. People were able to express themselves, their religions, their sexuality, etc. and if anybody had a problem with it they would just carry on with their own opinion. People should just be more insensitive and take comments less personally. Now, us people as a society should just go back to the basics when people were able to say what they feel.

Joshua Espinoza, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I do think that people are becoming more 'politically correct' but by them trying to not offend people they are offending them. People now days don’t take things lightly and get offended by many things they shouldn't get offended about.

Brittny Valdez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe our world is perfect in its many imperfect ways. The world is still messed up in so many ways, but not as messed up as before or as messed up as they could be. The way things are now are bearable, livable, and cherish able. The way our lives are being lived now make it perfect for all of us, black, white, Mexican, Asian, or Korean, in this imperfect world.

Justine Ramos, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I'm not sure about what goes on out there in the real world. I, for one, try to be politically correct for the most part. I don't like to offend people, so I'll usually speak to everyone as if I'm speaking to the general public. Sure, it's great to be outspoken and to express yourself, but there are limits and most teens need to learn them. Political correctness, manners, and maturity are definitely below what I think it should be in our generation.

David Castro, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes there is too much control and censorship over speech. We are all entitled to our own opinion, isn't that what freedom of speech is? And it’s causing to make good, brilliant, people silenced because their words challenge others, and yes there are some hateful people out there, but even if I detest I have no right to control them.

Brian Guerra, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

More like politically controlled. Nowadays people are too scared to speak for what they think is right. They're either too scared to get into trouble or get killed. There is too much censorship and control over speech. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even the "wrong" opinion. It’s true some people can be hateful, but no one has the right to control them. The good, brilliant people are being silenced. They're silenced because their words challenge others and it becomes an inconvenience for them. Our freedom of speech is more important than someone getting hurt by words

Jose Ceballos, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Being in a country of immigrants there are people from all over the world with all different religions. I understand the need to be politically correct for companies who don't want to offend any of its customers. However, as citizens of the U.S. we have freedom of speech and should not be taken away that right. Our society is becoming to politically correct and is trying to push it on to the citizens.

Pedro Sandoval, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Society nowadays is way too politically correct. People are scared to offend people. What is so bad about saying Merry Christmas to someone? Even if they don't celebrate it, they can just say thank you and walk away. I'm pretty sure they won't get offended. Just because there are cultural differences doesn't mean we have to accommodate everyone. Not everyone tries to push their religion on other people. But all in all we should all just try and accept each other's religions.

Mercedes Rodriguez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes. People in our country get offended over the littlest of things. Politicians have to "sugarcoat" things or else words they say can outrage the whole country. For example, during the 2012 Presidential Debate Mitt Romney made some comments that women made out to be highly offensive. Romney said the words "binders full of women" and there was a whole controversy over it. Wrong word choice? Perhaps. But it wasn't that big of a deal.

Samantha Sanchez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society has become too politically corrupt to the point where many people don't have voices. A lot of schools don't have the money that they should to provide kids with a good learning environment and food to eat. Some schools are not funded enough to the point where kids don't get the free lunch that should be provided daily or they are not in a healthy, also dangerous learning environment. Some people get more attention from politics than other people by being higher in rankings to a normal citizen.

Clarissa Rodriguez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society has reached an era of time where we no longer are politically correct. This is due to the lack of respect and the impact of media. Before men used to open and hold doors for women. It is now rare when that happens especially in younger generations. Our society has become more insolent. We've just become so blind to what we do or say.

Victoria De Leon, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I think that out society has become too politically correct, because they limit our rights in out freedom of speech, in other word they are too strict. People should have the right to say, do, and be what they want whether the other people like it or not. We shouldn't be restricted from our own rights.

Jose Acevedo, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe our government is EXTREMELY politically correct as in they don’t want us to bring offense to other people. But how could we, if we are constantly being told we can’t share our religion or we can’t pray with the class because not everyone is the same. We should be able to say Merry Christmas to other classmates if we wanted to or to teachers and bring each other presents. We should all be given the chance to express ourselves no matter what religion or beliefs are.

Jasmine Galvan, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In today's society people are expected to act, dress, and think a certain way when presented in public. If one doesn't adhere to these rules he/she is viewed as wrong or politically incorrect. People are constantly being judged for their choices and or actions. If they do not meet the status quo, they will probably be looked down upon. When watching a movie or listening to music you may often times hear of the degradation of woman, and it’s usually by a man or a group. But if a woman were to say the same thing, she would be looked down upon as if she was doing anything different than the people around her.

Julieza Flores, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Now in days people get so offended just by saying the truth. Being politically correct is part of showing respect for society and the differences between people careful use of language isn't enough, by itself to achieve equality, and an ongoing respect for diversity in out multicultural society. Nothing is okay to say anymore people worry too much because you can't please everyone. I believe people worry too much about being politically correct because of many laws. There are people that don't talk because they are not sure if the people in their company would find offense to their words, like for example if you’re at school and if you say a joke about someone they get offended and you get in trouble just for that little joke

Gabriela De La Cruz, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Being politically correct means believing for your rights and fighting for it. Our society has become too politically correct. I agree with society about some certain beliefs but other things I hear about is just too ridiculous. For instance, like taking down Christmas decorations because non-Christians don't agree with Christmas. That's taking things way too far. Sometimes I feel like people follow the crowd when it comes to beliefs. I feel like society is changing and I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing.

Sydney Walters, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe our world has become too politically correct in some ways, but not so in other ways. It is right in some circumstances, such as referring to people as Native Americans rather than Indians. However, I believe the world has taken it too far in situations like changing calendar labels from Before Christ (B.C.) and Anno Domini (A.D.) to Before Common Era (B.C.E.) and Common Era (C.E.) so as to prevent from offending people of different beliefs, or the petition to remove "One nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance; God may be interpreted in many different ways.

David Vasquez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes, it has. What is wrong with saying bless you or Merry Christmas? I think that people are taking this to the extreme and it is ridiculous. If I don't get offended when people say there is more than one god. Why should they get offended when I pray every time I eat or when I celebrate Easter? I think we should just get over it and leave every one alone and mind their own business.

Estrella Rodriguez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes, I believe our society has become too politically correct. Things have come to the point to where people have to constantly watch their words. Then, there are people who say overly cautious things that can still raise an eyebrow from across a room. Although I think political correctness has run rampant in our society, I also realize that some things need to be held in check. For example, in the twenties, dancing was proper and respectful at arms length. Now, we have women like Miley Cyrus who dance provocatively on national television. We could take it down a notch.

Desirae Solis, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I feel that our society has become too politically correct. People today are easily offended and overly sensitive when it comes to issues regarding race, education, and youth sports. I feel that some changes are for the better and some changes seem to have gone overboard. When dealing with race, our society has changed how we label ethnicity. In the education system schools have now done away with “Special Ed” the correct term is now Life Skills. When it comes to sports people have definitely gone overboard. Now everyone gets a trophy win or lose, and no scores are taken because of the fact that people are concerned about the children’s feelings. Are we too politically correct? Yes!

Analisa Carrillo, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In my opinion, yes our society has become too politically correct. How? Well, for example, our world shows off clothes with skinny models, newspapers, television, and magazines to name a few, instead of thicker models. They’re saying that you have to be skinny to look good in our society. Everybody knows that nobody’s perfect and neither am I, which is why I accept everybody for who they are. That’s the reason why I don’t approve the advertisements.

Jennifer Miranda, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I've never really cared much for politics in my life, but now I'm starting to see that it’s becoming a big thing in our society. Its becoming way too complicated for me to understand and handle as well. These days, our society being politically correct, wouldn't want to offend anyone of any kind; however, it makes things harder. You have to be careful on what you say. The truth though is that whether some people like it or not, they're going to have to deal with some things that may be incorrect. Yes, I think our society has gone a little overboard on being politically correct.

Elisabeth Villarreal, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

The world is becoming too politically correct especially in the United States. People are being picky over racial terms used every day. It has gotten so bad, a professional athlete had a slip up and used a racial term in public and was fined. Now days, when talking about any person you got to use “Caucasian”, “African-American”, “Mexican-American” or other politically correct terms to discuss a person’s ethnicity, if not you’ll offend people. It's horrible, especially in the land where people are supposed to have freedom of speech.

Jonathon Leal, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I personally don’t think we should have to be politically correct. Some things are simple like why do we have to give them long names? If someone is blind we can’t call them that, we have to call them visually impaired or we will get in trouble. If someone gets fired we can’t say that either; they got laid off. Why doesn’t the parking spots say physically challenged instead of what they are called” handicap spots”? They keep making up these long labels to make it seem less hurtful, but it is what it is, no matter what anyone says politically.

Audrey Fann, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In my personal opinion, being politically correct has too much of an influence on society. We are all human beings. Maybe it’s time we stop worrying if something offends someone because its racist or sexist and start worrying about whether it’s an offensive thing to say to a PERSON regardless of gender or physical appearance. Keep political correctness in POLITICS. If society really did respect each other; they would revere peoples’ sayings and opinions regardless of offending people that shouldn’t be offended in the first place.

Andrew Perez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

There was a time when our society was practically blind to what was said against them by others. They wouldn’t rush into correcting the other person and taking what was said offensively. At the same time, humans presented themselves to be polite and understanding towards someone else’s belief and train of thought. Nowadays any little phrase or word that is said to someone in the slightest incorrect way automatically triggers them into correcting you in an annoyed manor. Today’s society has taken this conflict a step to far. But then again if you try to explain that to them.

Ashley Cruz, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Yes in my opinion I do think our society has become to politically correct. Why? Well because today's technology is to controlling! We've been brainwashed by our phones and the things we could do on them. Some of the people aren't even determined to finish school or don't care if there successful in life, and we should do something about that.

Alexis Arevalo, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe our economy is not becoming politically correct. Many people living in America are not Americans nor share the same language, religion, or skin color. These people make up one big economy, so why should people really get the feeling of discrimination if someone says “Happy Christmas” instead of “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hollows Eve” instead of “Happy Halloween?” In this economy we have different people working hard for what they have, fighting for the things that are being taken away from them wrongfully, and helping our economy grow bigger and stronger every year.

Mary Alice Reyes, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I honestly think that our society has become politically correct. A reason would be military chaplains are forced to perform gay marriages no matter of their beliefs, not making others feel discriminated. Another reason being is that some people are not allowed to say “X-mas” without offending religious groups. That’s why I think our society has become politically correct.

Stacey Perez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I think our society has gone too politically correct. Take into mind what happened to Paula Deen, for example. She was taken off of her own show, and Wal-Mart nor Target are selling any of her items now. It's crazy how our society is like this. Some people get away with this, while others do not. I just think that it's the way we see things that matters. If we wouldn't get offended if someone called or told us something that we do not participate in, either Religious or Political, they shouldn't get offended either.

Jovanna Gonzalez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I on a personal matter do not think that our society has become too 'politically correct'. If anything they have become even more politically incorrect as the years have progressed. I only say that from the things that I myself have witnessed. Now days you barely see guys opening doors for girls or kids respecting their elders. I would assume that shows on TV have a great deal to do with it. Kids no longer watch 'kid' shows, they're watching things like 'Jersey Shore' or 'Family Guy' where there are clearly no manners portrayed. Now a day everything we used to know, like not interrupting a teacher during a lecture, has been thrown out the window.

Andrea Garces, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society has become too politically correct. Nowadays everybody has to be really careful with what they say or what they do. They don't want to offend other people so most of the time they keep quiet. Even if you're playing around, people now get offended easily. In order to keep those people "happy" we've become too politically correct.

Jascara Villarreal, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I believe that our society is becoming too politically correct because yes we may be trying to be polite but some people take it to extremes. We cannot differentiate how a person feels about what we'll say or do. Religion cannot be seen, so how will we know what religion they pertain to? Or what to say when that person is around? We should be able to speak our minds and celebrate our holidays without someone getting offended because of their beliefs. This is my stand over our society becoming too politically correct.

Annahi Fuentes, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I defiantly think that our nation has become way to politically correct! The people of the United States have the freedom of speech and you should practice your rights. Many people have become big babies about this situation; they should just suck it up and act like an adult. I think that we are wasting our time with this situation and worry about something else like the fact that people are abusing the government through process like Medicaid.

Clayton Neuhaus, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I do believe that society has become too politically correct, and it is at a level where many just can't stand it anymore. I know I can't. Why would we be offended by things that have little to no significance or importance?

Arnold Arias, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In my opinion, a society can never become too politically correct. An entire society that is politically correct is a utopia. It would be a society where no one would say offensive things towards someone's gender, race, or disabilities. However, it's just in human nature to point out differences. There are different ways to point out these differences. Bullying, of course, is unacceptable but it is something that's present in society today and will be present in the future society. Bullying is something we won't be able to completely be rid our society of. However, people also point out differences by saying meaningless

jokes. I feel like some people take these jokes too personally. Perhaps some people in our society have become too sensitive towards this.

Katlyn Kuruda, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In my opinion, a society can never become too politically correct. An entire society that is politically correct is a utopia. It would be a society where no one would say offensive things towards someone's gender, race, or disabilities. However, it's just in human nature to point out differences. There are different ways to point out these differences. Bullying, of course, is unacceptable but it is something that's present in society today and will be present in the future society. Bullying is something we won't be able to completely be rid our society of. However, people also point out differences by saying meaningless

jokes. I feel like some people take these jokes too personally. Perhaps some people in our society have become too sensitive towards this.

Katlyn Kuruda

Rulyanne Janelle, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Society has become politically correct in many ways. For the example of men and women, Women expect everything to be done for them when it comes to dates and stuff. But when it comes to being at home men, expect of course everything to be given to them and hands to them. Also ever since women have gained there right they have become more care free because they feel that they have the right to do what they want. The main thing is that each gender feels that they should each be treated by each other because of their gender type

Natalie Gutierrez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I do believe that our society is too politically correct. For God' sakes! Wait, I can't even say that without offending people that don't believe in God or for those who think I'm saying God's name in vain. Why do we have to be serious and correct all the time? Why change the world when it's fine? When is it okay to say 'bless you' or 'God bless you' when someone sneezes? In society today, it puts burden on the future leaders of the world... we all have to watch our words, feelings, basically all of our opinions. Why can't we all just get along? We're here to pursue our happiness, to achieve our goals. Why do we all have to be politically correct?

Maribel A. Villarreal, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In my opinion, I believe that society has become too politically correct, but it has prevented certain groups of people from feeling offended and ostracized. For example, it is more socially acceptable to say, "Firefighter," than, "Fireman," to hinder any women in the field from feeling excluded.

Celeste Tamez, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

We as a society try to please everyone, whatever sort of people they may be, and perhaps sometimes we may go too far in our political correctness. But we still haven't become too politically correct. There still exist the politically incorrect, and while political correctness is growing in our society, it has not become too political correct in my opinion.

Robert Ozias III, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

My answer to this question would be, I don’t know. Reason being the world would have to come to an agreement on what to say and no one arguing, instead it has become quite the opposite with people arguing and bickering about what is the right thing to say. For every yes there is a no, and for every person that agrees there is always one more to disagree. . We were all born with an opinion but some express it more than others, and some just do it to be in the lime light. We should focus on what’s best for our people and our generation, but whatever I think might be good for us. I’m sure there’s someone who’s ready to flush my opinion down the toilet.

David Hernandez III, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

In the past different people were a lot more neutral about the things they said to one another. Sometimes that led to people being made fun of or they were also harassed by what other people said to them. Many people tried to avoid the situation that was going on; many societies had set rules for people to follow when they talked to other people. I believe these things are ridiculous, and that is why I don’t really pay much attention to politics. I’ll leave that to the people that really are interested in that.

Donovan Salcedo, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

I think our society will never become too politically correct; it's always going to be a conflict unless society itself fixes them. But for now, it's not correct.

Monika Garcia, Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Our society is not politically correct because people are doing things that are incorrect. For example people are raping innocent children. I think for my experience that people doing bad things should be in prison forever. The people being out will make the world have more problems. People that rob houses should be given a fine and should go to jail.

Jisen De Leon, Harlingen

Teacher: Holly Valdez

No, because everything has gotten worse, everything is unfair. People are getting away with millions of things that are not correct. People will go to jail for the stupidest things, and the stupid people are getting away with the worst things that they do like rape, murder, robbery!  The government or whatever is making the worst decisions!

Brianna V., Harlingen

Teacher: Holly Valdez

Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>