Anastasiya, YOUR statement, and I quote, was:
"I personally get tired of being PC."
Your words, not mine.
I actually said, "I personally get tired of 'PC'." No 'being' in there anywhere.
And what I meant by that is that I get tired of how people get judged by how 'PC' or 'unPC' they are according to what words they use, even when they may be coming across as very gentle, kind and sincere, having no knowledge that what used to be appropriate is now inappropriate.
Therefore, the little old lady who told me I had a sweet negro baby nephew probably meant no more offense than the cashier did in the OP. They may be ignorant, but they certainly aren't rude or lazy.
|Once you know the proper term, being 'tired' of changing your own vocabulary is lazy. Not bothering to change your language because it 'tires' you mentally...well...
I'm not white, my DH and kids Asian/Eurasian. Yeah, this kind of post really picks me at a personal level. Must be nice to have the privilege to pick and choose how you identify other people.
My niece and nephews, on one side are Eurasian. On the other side, they're African American. And yes, I am privileged to be able to say that they are in MY family. Jeesh!