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Amherst College Creates ‘Common Language Document’ for Students

Amherst College Creates ‘Common Language Document’ for Students

“lays out “definitions” about everything from capitalism to drag queens”

If this isn’t political indoctrination, what is?

The Daily Wire reports:

Amherst College Releases Insane ‘Common Language Document’

On Wednesday, Amherst College in Massachusetts released a new “Common Language Document” for its students which lays out “definitions” about everything from capitalism to drag queens.

The document was released by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in an email to students.

“This project emerged out of a need to come to a common and shared understanding of language in order to foster opportunities for community-building and effective communication within and across difference,” the email said. “It includes a list of carefully researched and thoughtfully discussed definitions for key diversity and inclusion terms.”

The document attempted to “define” capitalism, calling it an “economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. This system leads to exploitative labor practices, which affect marginalized groups disproportionately.”

The term “Legal/Illegal” is deemed a “[h]ighly racialized term to describe a person’s presence in a nation without government-issued immigration status.” The “definition” goes on to call the term “not an appropriate noun or adjective to describe an individual,” adding that it is “often misused to designate certain undocumented members of a society (specifically people of color) to deny their contributions, right to exist and recognition as people within certain national boundaries.”

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How ’bout that. An official Newspeak dictionary.

Very Progressive. Did they backdate the publication date to 1984?

“The term “Legal/Illegal” is deemed a “[h]ighly racialized term …”

Pure lies. Yeah. That’s really going to promote “shared understanding.” We all understand that the truth is bad and if you don’t think the way you’re told, there will be trouble.

healthguyfsu | March 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

Some of these people need a good kick in the pants, but I’ll settle for a figurative one rather than a literal one.

I used a “Common Language Document” which lays out “definitions” about everything, My first grab were the Oxford English Dictionary, Webster’s, and finally, the Joy of Yiddish.

I didn’t need some damn administrators from the Office of Diversion and Inclusion, which would have banned me from the University, to define words for me, or to tell me what words should be not used!

So no one in the Diversity Office owned a dictionary?

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