Here's the setting: I'm in a Citizen's Advisory Board meeting, It's before the meeting has started so everybody is talking and walking around, and it's a room full of white people. I needed some information from someone named, Carl. So I asked one of the administrators, "Who's Carl". This was her response "He's that guy in the... uh... peach colored shirt". I looked back for a few seconds for the guy in the peach colored, and to my surprise he's the only black guy in the room. Now, here's what's bothering me. To me, she was trying to think of a way to describe him leaving out the color of his skin as it might be offensive because the color of his skin is something to be ashamed of. Now, is it more offensive to so obviously beat around the bush like that and create an comfortable moment because his skin color might be something to be ashamed of, OR, is it more offensive to simply say, "The black guy over there"? IMO, PC is getting waaay out of hand and it's confusing people. I try to put myself in his shoes as if I'm the only white person in the room. "The white guy over there" seems just fine to me instead of trying to pretend that all people look the same. People don't all look the same, and it's OK!