Public University’s Bias-Free Language Guide Calls The Word ‘American’ ‘PROBLEMATIC’
The University of New Hampshire has issued a Bias-Free Language Guide which identifies the word “American” as a “problematic” term which should not be used.
Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor” and “senior citizen,” notes Campus Reform.
The goal of the politically-correct UNH Bias-Free Language Guide is “to invite inclusive excellence” on the public campus.
The guide’s broad and extensive, 4,812-word attempt to police language includes an introductory quote by Melissa Harris-Perry and covers virtually every nook and cranny of radical leftist identity politics imaginable.
The word “American” is “problematic,” according to the University of New Hampshire, because it “assumes the U.S. is the only country inside” land masses — North America, South America and Central America — with the word “America” in their names.
The UNH language guide decrees that language users should say “U.S. citizen” or “resident of the U.S.” instead.
For skin color, the taxpayer-funded school in the Live-Free-or-Die state instructs speakers to say “European-American individuals” instead of “Caucasian.”
Also, employees at the University of New Hampshire present as passive-voice fact the notion that the concept of race “was designed to maintain slavery.”
The words “mothering” and “fathering” are verboten because speakers must “avoid gendering a non-gendered activity.”
The word “black” for black people is okay, though.
The words “healthy” and “handicapped” are “problematic.” The currently politically-correct terms are “non-disabled” and “person who is wheelchair mobile,” UNH instructs.
Using the words “rich” and “poor” is also wrong now. Instead of “rich,” the UNH language police insist, speakers need to say the totally different “person of material wealth.” Instead of “poor,” it’s the completely not-the-same 11 words: “low economic status related to a person’s education, occupation and income.”
“Homosexual” is “an outdated clinical term considered derogatory and offensive by many gay and lesbian people.” The taxpayer-funded school suggests “Same Gender Loving” instead.
On this same score, the absence of gender-neutral bathrooms and locker rooms (and special housing) evidences a prejudice called “ciscentrism,” which is a “pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category.”
“Senior citizen” is bad but “people of advanced age” is good.
Obviously, the words “illegal alien,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman” and “chairman” are never acceptable, according to UNH. And forthwith “foreigners” must be “international people.”
The taxpayer-funded school offers a “Gender Pronoun Guide” for “nonbinary pronouns” such as “ze,” “zie” and “hir.” Such pronouns “are often used by trans, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people.”
Oddly, the taxpayer-funded University of New Hampshire’s guide to unfair and prejudicial words includes among its additional references a style guide from the American Psychological Association called Guidelines for Respectful Language. Another cited reference is the “Making Excellence Inclusive” from the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
And in a transcendent bit of irony, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats participate in intercollegiate sports in the America East Conference.
The UNH language police manual also offers training for faculty members to thwart the menace of microaggressions — which are everyday words which make radical leftists angry or frustrated.
Earlier this summer, the entire University of California system under current-president Janet Napolitano has been training faculty to avoid phrases administrators claim are offensive including the description of America as a “land of opportunity.” Other offensive phrases in the taxpayer-funded school system include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” and “affirmative action is racist.” (RELATED: California Trains Professors To Avoid ‘Microaggressions’)