Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Extensive speech campaign at University of Maryland
A public university in Maryland is spending thousands of dollars on a “diversity” campaign targeted at students to stop them from using “insensitive” phrases such as “illegal alien,” “that’s so retarded” and “no homo.”
The University of Maryland, or UMD, has spent $15,000 just this year on its “inclusive language campaign,” CampusReform.org reports.
The following poster tells students to reconsider using the term “illegal alien” and opt instead for “undocumented immigrants” and “undocumented citizens”:
Yet another entry warns students against stating that another person “looks like a terrorist” because “the phrase may offend people who are of Arab decent, Muslim, and people who phenotypically look like the stereotype of a terrorist”:
UMD’s “words have power” campaign seeks to post and distribute posters, buttons and promotional materials to create an atmosphere on campus that doesn’t offend illegal aliens, homosexuals and other minority groups.
What if a student said he has reconsidered but still intends to use the most straightforward speech?