Weary of all the po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

In re­sponse to “Farm guide’s ‘cot­ton pick­ers’ ref­er­ence called a racial slur” (Oct. 17) and “Wendy’s worker in Gas­to­nia fired for writ­ing in­cor­rect name ‘Chubby’ on re­ceipt” (Oct. 18):

I am weary of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and hyper­sen­si­tive peo­ple look­ing for any ex­cuse to be of­fended.

In the ru­ral South, prior to me­chan­i­cal cot­ton pick­ers, ev­ery­body picked cot­ton. Schools let out so chil­dren, black and white, could pick along with their par­ents. I picked cot­ton in the field that is now the main en­trance to Carolina Lakes Sun City in In­dian Land. It taught me that hard, hon­est work never hurt any­one.

What ever hap­pened to laugh­ter and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for wit?

– Jim Har­ris, David­son

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