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Thread #126198   Message #2804458
Posted By: Rowan
05-Jan-10 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: Multicultural Competence
Subject: RE: BS: Multicultural Competence
For many years I used the following as an email signature file.

"'Political Correctness' is invoked as a term of abuse for those who have sought to bring marginalised people into the framework of a unified nation. I am happy to be seen as politically correct if that means being sensitive to the problems of the disadvantaged and working to overcome them." The late Sir Ronald Wilson (former High Court judge and President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission) quoted in Sydney Morning Herald 2 August 1997.

I also admit to some intolerance of the use of the word "tolerance" when referring to attitudes towards minorities; I've always preferred "acceptance".

Cheers, Rowan