“it is used as a slur in some cases”
When you start down this path of political correctness, it never ends.
The Globe and Mail reports:
TDSB to remove ‘chief’ from job titles out of respect for Indigenous people
Canada’s largest school board is phasing out the word “chief” from senior staff job titles, saying the move is being made out of respect for Indigenous peoples.
The Toronto District School Board’s decision raised eyebrows in some quarters, but a spokesman said the action was taken “in the spirit” of recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
However, Ryan Bird said that to his knowledge no Indigenous people had reached out to ask the board to remove the phrase from its job titles.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spent years documenting the long-standing impacts of Canada’s residential school system and made many recommendations to further reconciliation with Indigenous people.
For the TDSB, tackling the word “chief” was a proactive move, Bird said, explaining that the term has come under fire in certain contexts in recent years.
“It may not have originated as an Indigenous word, but the fact is that it is used as a slur in some cases, or in a negative way to describe Indigenous people,” he said in an interview Wednesday. “With that in mind, as it has become a slur in some cases, that’s the decision the administration has made to be proactive on that.”
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