September 19, 2014

Ah, political correctness

Via Ace: The online "handmade craft and vintage item" outlet Etsy.com recently wrote the following:

Today we seek to balance two principles that are critically important to us: freedom of speech and protection from discrimination. Freedom of speech and expression is important to us because we are a community of artists, artisans, and curators of all backgrounds, aesthetics, and viewpoints. If you search our site, you will see a wide variety of items testifying to our diversity and our seemingly limitless creativity.

This freedom, however, is not without limits. In the past, we have taken actions to protect our community and to preserve our integrity as both a creative and an ethical space. We want Etsy to be safe, welcoming, and respectful for everyone, including artists, women, and minorities. For this reason, it has long been against our policies to allow content on our site that demeans people based upon race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.

You can probably guess what's coming: They will no longer be associated with anything related to the (Washington) Redskins. Because, they say, Native Americans "have long considered [the name] offensive, disparaging, and racist." Which isn't true, of course, but that's not the best part ...

The best part is ... that Etsy.com still sells Nazi-related items -- plenty of things to buy with swastikas on 'em. 456 items currently, to be precise.

So much for that "demeaning people based on religion," eh?

Posted by Hube at September 19, 2014 01:33 PM | TrackBack

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I'm part Cherokee, and I don't find anything at all racist about the Redskins. I also don't think helicopters names Iroquois or Apache are racist either.

To the contrary, in case the name invokes the warrior spirit of the tribes in an honorable way. In conclusion, I'm sick of the Leftist PC word police deciding what words I am an am not allowed to use.

Posted by: Michael Hiteshew at September 19, 2014 09:55 PM

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