Colorado State University Orders Students To Stop Using THIS “Offensive” Word
Colorado State University has told its students to stop using the word “Americans” because they say that it is offensive to those who aren’t Americans.
The campus is trying to be more “inclusive” for foreigners…wait, can I say foreigners?
This isn’t even the only word they’re trying to ban from campus. Other words in the list are things like “male”, “female”, “handicapped parking”, and even the word “America” itself. What about handicapped parking itself? That’s not very inclusive of those who aren’t handicapped. Are we going to remove it altogether to make so premier parking spots available to the general public?
Campus Reform reports,
SU lists both “American” and “America” as non-inclusive words “to avoid,” due to the fact that America encompasses more than just the U.S. By referring to the U.S. as America, the guide claims that one “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.” The school suggests using “U.S. citizen” or “person from the U.S.” as substitutes.
The university additionally lists many gendered words and phrases to avoid. These include “male,” “female,” “ladies and gentlemen,” and “Mr./Mrs./Ms.”
“Male and female refers to biological sex and not gender,” says the guide. “In terms of communication methods (articles, social media, etc.), we very rarely need to identify or know a person’s biological sex and more often are referring to gender.”
“Straight” is another word to avoid, according to CSU. The guide explained that “when used to describe heterosexuals, the term straight implies that anyone LGBT is ‘crooked’ or not normal,” and says to use the word “heterosexual” instead.
“Normal person” was also listed as a phrase to avoid because it “implies that ‘other’ people… are not whole or regular people.” The guide offered no substitute word because it claimed that it is never appropriate to use the phrase to describe someone.
I seriously do not believe that people even begin to think logically about these types of decisions before making them. The absurdity level of some of these “progressive” ideas are mind-numbing.
You want me to give you a little more to ruin your night?
War, cake walk, eenie meenie miney moe, freshman, hip hip hooray, hold down the fort, and starving are all words that have also been deemed as “non-inclusive” by the university. Are these really the kinds of people you want to pay tens of thousands of dollars to teach you something? Can they really even be taken seriously?