“to create a more inclusive environment”
Why do so many people on the left seem to believe that they can change reality by banning the use of certain words?
Campus Reform reports:
MSU ‘eliminates’ the terms ‘foreign’ and ‘alien’
Editor’s note: This story first appeared on The Morning Watch. It has been republished with permission.
Michigan State University Provost Teresa Woodruff recently announced the end of using the terms “foreign” and “alien” to create a more inclusive environment.
Addressing the Associated Students of MSU (ASMSU) general assembly on October 22, Woodruff said, “we will eliminate from our collective lexicon the words ‘alien’ and ‘foreign.’ Instead, we’ve adopted non-pejorative terms that describe geography.”
New language regarding international students would be “non-domestic” or “international,” the provost shared.
Continuing, Woodruff said the change will help “create a culture of not us vs. them, but of each other.”
Woodruff shared the change is from the MSU Office of the Provost and came went through the Dean’s Council, and she said the federal government has been notified.
Calling it an “essential step,” ASMSU’s International Students Association representative Nikunj Agarwal said the language change will help in “making us feel really inclusive in the community.”
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