When I hear someone rant against political correctness, I usually run a mile. Usually they have a hidden agenda or a prejudice. That might sound a bit funny coming from me, but the point is valid.
However, sometimes this so called political correctness just goes too far. As my stepmother is fond of saying, why call it a spade when it is a shit shovel?
An Indian born lad tragically went missing in surf waters along our ninety mile beach. There is a theme of Indian born people underestimating Australia's beaches and overestimating their abilities in the swimming department.
The police have found a body but won't confirm that it is the lad who went missing.
Surely the question arises, how many other dark skinned people of an Indian appearance have gone missing along the very lonely and mostly deserted Ninety Mile Beach? I don't expect the police to literally confirm, but they could just say, it is probably him, or, looks like we found him but we need to confirm.
It is not offensive to recognise a description. He was an Indian bloke who seemingly drowned and a body has been found in the water, but the police aren't telling us that it is an Indian bloke who has been found.