Officials at Boston’s Emerson College have released a list of “offensive” words that are forbidden or discouraged from being used on campus.
The school is now forbidding students from using the term “homosexual” on campus.
The publication, titled, “Guidelines for Inclusive Language,” is a 1,440 word list that includes numerous “offensive” terms.
Some small examples include “gay” and “lesbian.”
“Use gay or lesbian when describing people who are attracted to members of the same sex,” the guidelines said. “Avoid the use of homosexual and homosexual relationship.”
Other weird words include “chairman” and “mankind,” with their replacements being “chair” and “humanity.”
The guide also recommends against using the word “minorities” to describe groups of people that are outnumbered by another group. Instead, they suggest using “historically underrepresented groups” or “people of color.”
“Community members should avoid using language that is insensitive to cultural differences or that excludes or offends any group of people (based on their ability/disability, age, ethnicity and race, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, etc.),” the statement read.
Students must determine “whether it is appropriate to (their) communication to share a particular fact about a person (pertaining to social identity, e.g., age, ethnicity).”
What is our society coming to when you can’t describe a homosexual person as a homosexual? There is nothing derogatory about using the proper word to describe an individual who fits a certain category. While hardworking Americans work to solve real problems, liberals are continuously getting their feelings hurt by simple words.