We can only hope that organizations come to their senses and see how absurd these bans are.
By CJ Pearson
Woke ideology continues to permeate colleges and universities across the country, influencing the educations of America’s young adults. Massachusetts’s Brandeis University is the latest case of this, as it recently blacklisted several “violent” and “identity-based” words that students are discouraged from using.
More than a dozen words and phrases were included by the school’s Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) with suggested alternative words to use. The phrase “whipped into shape” is encouraged to be replaced with “organize” or “spruce up” due to the former’s connotation of slave imagery. “Killing two birds with one stone” is no longer allowed either due to its depiction of violence against animals.
The list goes on and becomes more ridiculous the further you read. As Columbia University professor John McWhorter said in questioning these actions, these groups seek to “change reality through the performative policing of manners.” Achieving inclusion seems to require the exclusion of words, ideas, and history to many universities now. We can only hope that organizations come to their senses and see how absurd these bans are. There are more pressing issues than eliminating the word “picnic” from one’s vocabulary and using “eating outside.”
Read more about Brandeis University’s actions at the New York Post.
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