Stanford University has lost its mind with initiative to eliminate ‘harmful language’ such as ‘brave’ and ‘American’ by Sara Carter staff
The following paragraph will show us how far out into outer space these radical left wingers in academia have travelled. We must take back our language and our country! Higher education is used to transform us into a bunch of pathetic children, scared of life in general. This should be laughed out of America. Rh
Among the words the university urges people to avoid in the imprecise language section is the term, “American.” People are instead asked to use “U.S. Citizen” because “American” typically refers to “people from the United States only, thereby insinuating that the US is the most important country in the Americas.” The Americas, the index notes, comprises 42 countries.
According to the released guide, the goal is to eliminate “many forms of harmful language,” including “racist, violent, and biased (e.g., disability bias, ethnic bias, ethnic slurs, gender bias, implicit bias, sexual bias) language” in Stanford websites and code.
In the most obviously hypocritical terms, Stanford stated that it strives to educate people on the impact of words. How is the organization too daft to understand that one cannot be educated about anything that has been taken away and pretended does not exist. If the holocaust is not taught in schools, current and future generations will never learn its “impact.”
Nonetheless, Stanford is pretending the “impact” of words that it wills out of existence, can be taught. Pathetic.
The index highlights 10 “harmful language” sections: ableist, ageism, colonialism, culturally appropriative, gender-based, imprecise language, institutionalized racism, person-first, violent and additional considerations.
Other terms deemed harmful include “abort,” which offers the replacement of “cancel” or “end,” because of moral concerns about abortion; “child prostitute” is replaced with a “child who has been trafficked,” so the person is not defined by just one characteristic; and “Karen” is replaced with “demanding or entitled White woman.”
An ‘ableist’ section exists, in which the index urges people to use “accessible parking” instead of “handicap parking,” “died by suicide” instead of “committed suicide” and “anonymous review” instead of “blind review.” It also says people should use “unenlightened” as a replacement for “tone deaf,” and a “person with a substance abuse disorder” as a replacement for “addict.”
In the gender-based section, the index says “pronouns” should be used instead of “‘preferred’ pronouns” because “preferred” suggests “non-binary gender identity is a choice and a preference.” The section further advises against words like “freshman,” “fireman” and “congresswoman” because the “gender binary language” does not include everyone.
The institutionalized racism section says to avoid using words like “black hat,” “black mark” and “black sheep” because of “negative connotations to the color black.” It also says to avoid using “grandfathered” and use “legacy status” instead, because of “roots in the ‘grandfather clause’ adopted by Southern states to deny voting rights to Blacks.”
The index completely cautions against using the word “brave” at all. No alternative is given. The same section also asks that a person’s name is used instead of “chief” or “Pocahontas.”