When did what my mother taught me as ordinary politeness and decent consideration for other people’s feelings become something to be disdained as “political correctness?”
In her letter (March 16), Diane Palacio takes The Bee to task and asserts that when it comes to racially and ethnically insensitive jokes, “We all do it.”
Well, they weren’t told in my family as I was growing up, or in my home as I was raising my children. I have never heard them in the homes of my children or grandchildren, or in the homes of my friends for that matter.
When we get together, we have a lot of fun and laughs, but not at the expense of other people whose race, religion or ethnicity differs from our own. For the last seven months, I have lived at The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens. I have yet to hear a racial or ethnic joke from any of the older folks I live among. So no, we don’t all do it.
Linda Mack, Fresno