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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/18 11:36 AM 
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BBC To Fight ‘Heteronormative Culture’ With Gender-Neutral Pronouns, ‘Straight Ally’ Badges

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The word salad of political correctness just got bigger.

Via Breitbart:

The BBC is to fight a “heteronormative culture” with a raft of pro-LGBT reforms, despite figures showing sexual minorities are already overrepresented as much as fivefold in the broadcaster’s workforce.

Staff will be told to use gender-neutral pronouns for workers who say they are “non-binary” — identifying as neither male or female — under new BBC policies, which also detail plans to put additional support in place for transgender individuals, especially while they are “transitioning”.

Workforce training on diversity, inclusion, and “unconscious bias” will also be expanded to include LGBT issues, while non-heterosexual mentors will guide less senior staff who identify as a sexual minority.

Teams working in television, news and radio broadcasting have been told to increase representation of sexual minorities, specifically that they insert more “incidental” portrayals of LGBT relationships and individuals not directly related to a storyline or news item.

In addition, the BBC said it will raise the profile of employees who are not heterosexual and urge them to “bring their whole self to work”.

‘Straight Ally’ badges will be handed out to heterosexual members of staff.

The reforms were brought in following an internal survey of 300 LGBT members of staff, who called for “improvement” in a number of areas including the demand that the BBC adopt the umbrella term LGBTQ+ for sexual minorities so as to be “inclusive” towards people who claim to belong to identities other than Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, including ‘Queer’.

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From: RRBud10/15/18 12:58 PM 
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Well, I've always been a healthy, heterosexual male, and I'm quite happy continuing to be so. If the wierdos hate me, too bad.
 

 
From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/18 6:45 PM 
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This too shall pass . . .

 

Poll: Huge Majority Of Americans Believe “Political Correctness Is A Problem”…

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80% of Americans are not woke.

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Via The Atlantic:

…Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.

Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness—and it turns out race isn’t, either.

Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness. As one 40-year-old American Indian in Oklahoma said in his focus group, according to the report:

It seems like everyday you wake up something has changed … Do you say Jew? Or Jewish? Is it a black guy? African-American? … You are on your toes because you never know what to say. So political correctness in that sense is scary.

The one part of the standard narrative that the data partially affirm is that African Americans are most likely to support political correctness. But the difference between them and other groups is much smaller than generally supposed: Three quarters of African Americans oppose political correctness. This means that they are only four percentage points less likely than whites, and only five percentage points less likely than the average, to believe that political correctness is a problem.

If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.

While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.

 

 
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North Carolina Farm Guide’s ‘Cotton Pickers’ Reference During School Group Tour Called A Racial Slur

Another one for the bean counters.

Via Charlotte Observer:

A family farm in south Charlotte is denying accusations that a tour guide was being racist in referencing “cotton pickers” while addressing school children from Thomasboro Academy, a public school on the city’s west side.

Thomasboro Academy school volunteer Kathy Capps said the teachers who accompanied the mostly minority group of students were “upset” by the remark, which she said was made at the Hall Family Farm, reported WSOC.

Capps told the station that the guide started the tour by telling students: “You’re not here to pick cotton today. You’re not here to pick fruit. You were here to pick pumpkins.” Capps called the comment “demoralizing and hurtful” in a Facebook post.

Kevin Hall, owner of the Hall Family Farm, responded to the accusations with a lengthy Facebook post that says the guide used an “extremely poor choice of words” during the Oct. 3 tour, but it was not intentional.

He added in the post that tours typically begin with the same attempt at humor: “Today I’m happy that you aren’t cotton pickers or nose pickers. You are pumpkin pickers!”

“Our guides have made the same introduction, sometimes with the same word choice, sometimes with different words, to tens of thousands of students for the past 11 years,” Hall said in his post.

“We have not had a single incident like this in any of those thousands of field trips by preschools, daycare centers, private schools, CMS schools, Union County schools, Lancaster County schools, or York County schools.”

Hall said an administrator at the school called the farm the next day and “an immediate accusation of racism was made,” according to his post.

Tracy Russ, chief communications officer for CMS, confirmed in an email to the Charlotte Observer that the school trip took place and “concerns about events during the trip have been communicated.”

“CMS takes matters like this seriously and we are still looking into it…and will respond based on findings,” Russ added in the email.

In a Oct. 15 interview with TV station WCCB, Capps reiterated her criticism of the farm and was quoted saying: “I don’t want this farm to be patronized. I don’t want our dollars going there.”

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From: ElDotardo DelphiPlus Member Icon10/19/18 8:33 AM 
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The school . . .

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