no no no A MILLION TIMES NO.
okay so in a tone policing situation there are two sides: the offensive and the offended.
WHY CHOOSE THE OFFENSIVE???
like seriously this article is basically saying “it makes people uncomfortable to correct them when they are offensive so we should create a safe space for them by allowing them offend everyone else freely.”
why is it easier to tell people to stop being hurt than to tell people how not to hurt people?
while I agree with not shaming anyone for not having the same academic language that the PC culture expects everyone to be able to use, it is important to note that this is a personal decision and does not reflect the ideologies of the movement (shaming someone for not having the education needed for being familiar with these terms doesn’t create the safest space), however, PC isn’t “policing speech,” it is evolving what is considered polite. just like you don’t HAVE to say sorry when you step on my foot, you don’t HAVE to refrain from calling me a nigger/retard/fag/etc. however, you take the risk of my “unsafe” response to SOMEONE BEING RUDE TO ME.
so really PC is helping you out, cause you could just get punched.
p.s. I’ve noticed that the more likely that the slur could apply to a white person, the more often it’s referred to as “being respectful” as opposed to the more negative “tone policing.” ex, “fag” vs “nigga.”