An “Inclusive Language Campaign?”
The University of Michigan paid $16,000 of your taxpayer dollars to run an "Inclusive Language Campaign," according to an article by College Fix reporter Samantha Audia, a student at the University of Michigan.
Yes, you heard that correctly — an "Inclusive Language Campaign" to teach their students not to say things that might hurt others’ feelings.
According to the College Fix, the words they believe are unacceptable include “crazy,” “insane,” “retarded,” “gay,” “tranny,” “gypped,” “illegal alien,” “fag,” “ghetto” and “raghead.” Phrases such as “I want to die” and “that test raped me” are also verboten.
Yes, "gypped." I had no idea that the word "gypped" was offensive to someone. Apparently, the origin of the word "gypped" comes from the word "Gypsy" which is commonly used to describe the Romani people, according to NPR.
Does UofM’s administration believe its students have no idea that the most of the above words are offensive to someone?
Do they think that lowly of them? Do you know how hard it is to get into UofM? These young adults are suppose to be smart.
A UofM spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told The College Fix in an email that the campaign aims to “address campus climate by helping individuals understand that their words can impact someone and to encourage individuals to commit to creating a positive campus community.”
The UofM students have been asked to sign a pledge to “use inclusive language” and to help their peers “understand the importance of using inclusive language,” according to campaign materials.
Junior Kidada Malloy, who helps promote the program on campus, told the Michigan Daily the campaign “is a great program because it will improve the day-to-day language of students on campus by providing education around words that are offensive.”
Fitzgerald told The College Fix that the university budgeted $16,000 for the campaign. The program comes at a time when the university has raised tuition and fees for the last two consecutive years. He went on to say, “This program is intended to be educational, not regulatory,” and “We hope there is only the understanding that we all participate in, and have the power to influence campus culture.”
Do you believe this is a good use of taxpayer money or even students' tuition?
They raise their tuition rate every year to pay for this kind of fluff.
Why do they want to put these young adults in such a protective bubble that will be burst as soon as they leave the womb of the University of Michigan?
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