Colorado State University — funded by the Colorado taxpayers — has told its students to stop using the offensive word “Americans” to help make the campus more “inclusive” for foreigners.
The school is also attempting to ban other bad words such as “handicapped parking,” “America,” “male,” and even “female.”
Yes, the idiotic PCism of our fetid system of higher learning rears its ugly head again.
The new edicts came from the school’s Inclusive Language Guide, which was created by the money-wasting Inclusive Communications Task Force, according to Campus Reform.
CSU 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.
So, “American” is now an offensive and oppressive term… in America?
American is offensive? I wonder they find it offensive when a students tuition is paid for with good ol’ American dollars?
The university additionally lists many gendered words and phrases for students to avoid. Including “male,” “female,” “ladies and gentlemen,” and “Mr./Mrs./Ms.”
“Male and female refer 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.”
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