The University of Michigan hopes its students will stop saying certain words and phrases that could be considered offensive.No matter how you slice it, this is doubleplusungood. Orwell showed us where this leads.
"Such as: Illegal alien, ghetto and gypped," one Fox News anchor said.
Several derogatory words referring to a person's race or religion are on the list. Certain phrases are also discouraged, like "That test raped me."
It has launched a $16,000 Inclusive Language Campaign, or ILC.
As noted by the university, "The ILC raises awareness about the power of words, why certain language can be hurtful to others, and how to be more inclusive in how we speak and act as members of the Michigan campus community."
The College Fix chatted with a university spokesperson who said the program isn't regulatory, but educational -- which is pretty obvious point, considering America's "freedom of speech" amendment in the Constitution.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Who Decides What Words Get Banned?
If they're going to start banning (or banning-lite) certain words and phrases, could we start with the vulgar and profane ones first? I'm tired of hearing f-bombs dropped in public: