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University of Maryland Has Nothing to Show for Inclusive Language Campaign

University of Maryland Has Nothing to Show for Inclusive Language Campaign

“invested $15,000 in the campaign”

The school launched this program years ago and ironically, no one has anything to say about it.

The College Fix reports:

Has this school’s ‘inclusive language’ campaign worked? University, students won’t say

Over half a decade after an inclusive language program cost the University of Maryland thousands of dollars, there are no signs that the program has been effective; the university has refused to comment on it, and student groups are equally silent on whether it has had an effect on the campus climate.

The university’s Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy Program on Inclusive Language began in 2012 with the goal of “educating and creating conversations around language and inclusion on campus.” The University of Maryland invested $15,000 in the campaign at the time.

The program urges students to refrain from words and phrases that might offend certain group. One directive suggests that students refrain from saying “that’s so ghetto,” instead proposing that students use the term “wack” instead.

Six academic years have passed since the university implemented the program, but no evidence has been provided to show those $15,000 were used effectively or that the program has improved campus climate to any degree at all. Officials from the Division of Student Affairs did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The College Fix.

Campus minority student groups, including the Black Student Union and the Black Political Student Organization did not respond with comment on how the program has affected life on campus or whether they were consulted on the project, which claims to be student-driven.


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