DP Daily Prompts: Unequal Terms

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Did you know today is Blog action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you encountered it in your daily life?

The dictionary defines “Inequality” as lack of equality between persons or things.There are many others, but I’d like to write a post on inequality between persons.

Back from the stone age to now, the world has undergone a huge change,everything has improved the way we live , our speech, education, inventions, the way we dress.

What didn’t seem to change is our perception of dealing with people, we are holding on to the age old tradition of treating people differently according to where they’re from.

If a certain person is from a developing country they surely lack in education knowledge as compared to those  from developing countries. Who made this distinction, well it’s passed from generation to generation,this is a stark example of inequality.

I happen to be from a part of the world called a  developing country, who coined this word and why, is difficult to decipher, it used to be ‘under developed’ it’s a term not used anymore but is replaced by developing because people have realized it’s not politically correct, how long it will continue to be called  that, is hard to guess, but this much is certain, this term has already divided us, we are not in their league.

This kind of inequality will remain I think because it makes the developed countries superior in comparison.

Have I encountered this in my daily life,yes I have!

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365 Writing Prompts: P.C

Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion? What is political correctness?

I’ve often wondered about what is politically correct. The definition I got is : agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in such a way that could offend a particular group of people. This makes sense but I’m not sure if this is practiced in all cases, if it does I’m okay with it.

If it stifles an honest discussion I think it should be looked at and changes should be made.

I’ve read in an article, it was believed the students were encouraged not to be a scientist because there were not many jobs for them. Here is where I think it stifles an honest discussion, there is another individual who thinks that students should not be told that there is no job for them after they complete the course. Telling the students the truth about  the job market is wrong,because his lab will  be empty. To me if someone is interested only about himself and does not think of the students is wrong, the political correctness in this situation is hurting a group of people, I think it’s only useful if it’s beneficial to all.

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