And all these combinations of ‘_____ challenged’ are becoming as derogatory as the words they replace.
We used to call deaf people ‘dumb’, that was replaced by ‘deaf’, and now ‘deaf’ is too indelicate and so we are supposed to say the awkward and clumsy phrase ‘hearing challenged’. We cant say Negro but must say African American, but whites that migrate from South Africa to the US are not African Americans, no, that is the sole possession of black Americans.
The Redskin name issue is another example of a team mascot and logo designed by Amerindians on the team out of pride, and team mascot is chosen from things that are despised, that is ridiculous. And yet thousands of people think the Redskin name was chosen to ridicule Amerindians? This is absurd and yet very educated and relatively intelligent people persist in this ruse because they cynically consider it all a game anyway and the rules merely changing. No, as many have warned in times where people had more freedom to say what they wanted, this purging of the language is just another form of thought control and that is anti-freedom.
This whole subject is evidence of how much freedom we have lost due to social pressures in this country, another form of tyranny as the social elites are usually hand in hand with the government elites.
I will say what I want when I want but if asked I will refrain from words that offend the delicate.