(Original post by i<3milkshake)
The way I see it is that politically correct people feel they are protecting people. For example, don't discriminate against or be horrible to gay people/other minorities etc.
However, political correctness has now got to the point that certain people can be harmed and now not allowed to speak. Don't like waiting two weeks to see a GP? racist. Don't like seeing the culture of a place change rapidly due to high immigration? Racist.
So I think while politically correct views do have a place in a civilised world, when politically correct really means "say the nice thing and screw the truth" it really has to be brought down a notch.
I mean without political correctness disabled (mentally or physically) people would not have the same attention for their needs as they get today, and looking back it is a good thing that has happened. So while today it has gone too far, it shouldn't be forgottenthat actually it is important to have (to an extent).
The thing is, people see this as racist because of the underlying assumptions one is making.
1. Our likes and dislikes aren't just arbitrary preferences. They're formed by certain premises and beliefs.
2. Applying this to the 'culture changing' dislike, let's examine what premises might be at work.
3. People might dislike a culture changing because they feel that their culture is superior. This seems an uncontroversial point.
4. Given they must necessarily feel that their culture is superior to another, one then needs to look at whose culture they think the initial culture is superior to.
5. The culture perceived as undesirable, because inferior, is typically a foreign one.
6. The 'foreign' culture is typically a culture associated with a race.
7. Therefore, the belief in the superiority of one's culture can be demonstrated as intersecting with seeing aspects of a race as inferior.
8. It thus intersects with racism, which is functionally the same to the initial belief being racist.
Does that make sense?