Defending cultural differences in the name of political correctness
Maybe I'm missing something, and I'd love to hear your opinions on this so I may understand this prevalent view that I cannot fully comprehend.
There are innate differences between American / European culture and laws and those of Asian societies. In order to avoid friction, we need to find ways to coexist in a fair and reasonable manner.
Indian culture fosters far closer knit relationships and communities than what we see with westerners. From extended family to friendship groups, often enabled by the community and frequency of social activities from religious activities. It's therefore only natural that when considering these relationships exist in a workplace, favouritism will be given to referring friends and family for job openings, and for promotions. It's not fair or ethical, but it is understandable as human nature. However when this disenfranchises others who are not part of the privileged group, why is this defended in the name of political correctness, with those who call out these indescretions labeled racist?
'Indian mugs' or poop cups... I've only recently learned of this term and I understand it refers to Indians taking mugs into the bathroom to wash their behinds after using the stall in lieu of a bidet. I appreciate the need for cleanliness, but why is it racist to call foul on this practice in a workplace, when this doesn't seem hygienic given they use the communal office cups which we use to drink from?
I understand there are racists and bigots out there. But I am really scratching my head at the ironically named 'white knights' from Caucasian communities that seem to defend these cultural practices instead of calling foul or trying to provide a resolution. It seems its almost fashionable nowadays to behave in this manner.
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