Edited by WindyCityMom - 2/27/12 at 10:26am
I will speak up unsolicited and say that I, for one, am always happy to learn, to gain more understanding of those different than myself, and to be made more aware of something that might be offensive or hurtful that I never even considered. I am truly a far better person for things that I have gained an understanding of due to message board interjections like Mole's. I do not mind having my language or even my grammar corrected because both have improved immeasurably due to threads just like this one.
I am not attempting to speak for anyone else nor am I making assertions about what is right, wrong, or even generally preferrable for this particular board. I am simply giving my view on such corrections. Mole's OP came from a place of sensitivity for an idea (or even a group) that most Americans do not even consider in their day to day lives. Again, only speaking in general and not about anyone here.
I agree with what you are saying; though I probably wouldn't mention "most Americans" and "not anyone here" in the same sentence. it takes away from the first part of your post.