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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

U of New Hampshire "Bias-Free Language Guide" Saying “American” is problematic.

This would be funny if it was not typical of "Higher Education" in 2015...
Saying “American” to reference Americans is... problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.”
The guide notes that “American” is problematic because it “assumes the U.S. is the only country inside [the continents of North and South America].” 
The guide clarifies that saying “illegal alien” is also problematic. While “undocumented immigrant” is acceptable, the guide recommends saying “person seeking asylum,” or “refugee,” instead. Even saying “foreigners” is problematic; the preferred term is “international people.”
Using the word “Caucasian” is considered problematic as well, and should be discontinued in favor of “European-American individuals.” The guide also states that the notion of race is “a social construct...that was designed to maintain slavery.”
The guide also discourages the use of “mothering” or “fathering,” so as to “avoid gendering a non-gendered activity.
Even saying the word “healthy” is problematic, the university says. The “preferred term for people without disabilities,” the university says, is "non-disabled." Similarly, saying “handicapped” or “physically-challenged” is also problematic. Instead, the university wants people to use the more inclusive “wheelchair user,” or “person who is wheelchair mobile.”

The Bias-Free Language Guide includes a link to the university’s “Gender Pronouns Guide,” which the university appears to have borrowed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
UNH offers the guide as “a starting point for using pronouns respectfully.”
The Gender Pronouns Guide uses a chart to explain how to use “nonbinary pronouns ??? ” such as spivak pronouns  ??? or ze/zie/hir ??? sets. For example, instead of saying the sentence “their eyes gleam” (using binary pronouns  ???), the sentence would become “hir [pronounced identically to “here,” and “hear”] eyes gleam.”
Nonbinary pronouns, the guide explains, are often used by trans, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people.”                                                       LOL...
(More @ link) http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=6697

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