Well here we go again. It’s less than one month until the fall semester starts at UNH, and officials at the college have issued a “bias-free language guide” in an attempt to teach students which words and phrases are deemed “offensive” and “problematic” by the school. Wouldn’t you know what word is at the very top of the list?! “American”. That’s right, it’s not a hateful racial slur that they condemn people for uttering. It’s “American” that they consider, in their own words – “a very problematic term which should never be used”.
Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor”, “senior citizen,” “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight” (which the guide says is “arbitrary”), “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many many others.
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 goal of the politically-correct UNH Bias-Free Language Guide is “to invite inclusive excellence” on the public campus.
The university defines “inclusive language” as “communication that does not stereotype or demean people based on personal characteristics.” The university website encourages readers to understand that the guide “is not a means to censor but rather to create dialogues of inclusion where all of us feel comfortable and welcomed.”
Don’t worry all you incoming UNH freshmen, it’s never too late to transfer!!