Weary of all the political correctness
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