Re: centural sensitivity

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 23:38:50 -0500

The most important of your good questions to me is: "Are people trying to
understand other cultures more, in a respectful way?" Isn't that what
anthropologists try to do, even though presented this way, it sounds
pollyanna-ish. Ruby Rohrlich

On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, Elaine Hills (UND) wrote:

> 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.
> --Elaine
> 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!" |
> > | | --Princess Leia |
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> >