Why not just describe people as “life beings,” when explaining about the Mexican man who asked you the question?
That’s what comedian Colin Quinn said in this short bit.
But look at the number of stories where what Colin Quinn joked have actually happened. Like as reported in Inside Higher Ed,
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday that it would limit when its crime alerts include references to a suspect’s race. Instead of routinely including such information in crime alerts, it will be used only “when there is sufficient detail that would help identify a specific individual or group.”
And as Political Outcast reports, cops in this example pretty much played stupid when it came to race in this incident.
In Greenville, SC, police are looking for a pack of 20 “teenagers” whom they suspect are all involved in three separate crimes: vandalism at a restaurant, an attempted robbery, and an assault. If there were reward money, I’d drive down there and perform a citizen’s arrest on the first teenager I see, since “teenagers” are the only descriptor we’re given in the news report from Greenville’s NBC affiliate.
Luckily there is security footage to put a stop to the political correctness the reporters engaged in to avoid reporting all the facts, and the fact that the footage reveals is that all the teens are black.
In the New York Post, they reported that police might as well wear blindfolds:
Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad (pictured) from the NYPD captains union.
The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?”
And the answer is not very, says the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, which is fighting the measure, claiming it would handcuff cops and send crime rates soaring.
Union President Roy Richter — who is seen in the ad wearing a blindfold in Times Square — told The Post the bill is dangerous because “it will ban cops from identifying a suspect’s age, gender, color or disability.