Re: centural sensitivity

Elaine Hills (ehills@SOLEIL.ACOMP.USF.EDU)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 22:27:36 -0500

In my opinion, some causes for increased cultural sensitivity would go
deeper than just political correctness. Why are people trying to be
politcally correct? Why are people suddennly aware of this correctness?
Are people trying to understand other cultures more, in a respectful
way? Are people trying to assimilate into other cultures? Are people
trying to make peace of some sort between cultures by possible creating
more respect? I guess my advice to Heather is to go deeper than just
those reasons and maybe ask why...often that will lead to further reasons.


On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, Heather M. Bradford wrote:

> Eeryone,
> I just wanted to clear something up. In a letter to me Dorothy suggested
> that I needed to do my own work before I asked for help. I was deeply
> offended that she thought I had not, and then I became concerned that
> maybe some of you thought the same. So I wanted to let everyone know that I
> have been doing research in my own library for three days and the anth.
> dept. here has been helping me as well (one prof. suggested that I ask
> for help on the list). We have only been able to come up with a limited
> number of sources, and most do not help. I am looking for causes in the
> rising trend of cultural sensitivity. I need at least three or four
> because I have to agrue that one is the best explaination for the cause.
> So far the only cause that we have been able to come up with is
> political correctness.
> Thank you all again,
> Heather Marie.
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> | Heather Bradford | "I am not a committee!" |
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