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USC School of Social Work Decides the Word ‘Field’ Could be Considered Anti-Black

USC School of Social Work Decides the Word ‘Field’ Could be Considered Anti-Black

“may have connotations to the descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign”

The people who push this way of thinking are so tiresome. They never stop inventing problems.

The College Fix reports:

USC School of Social Work ditches word ‘field’ – could be construed as ‘anti-Black’

A recent memo from the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworek-Peck School of Social Work says it will be doing away with the term “field” in order to adhere to anti-racist practices.

“Field” will be replaced with “practicum,” according to the January 9 memo posted by Dr. Houman David Hemmati on Twitter. The former could be considered “anti-Black” and “anti-immigrant.”

“Language can be powerful,” the memo reads, “and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘field work’ may have connotations to the descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign.”

“In solidarity with universities across the nation, our goal is not just to change language but to honor and acknowledge inclusion and reject white supremacy, anti-immigrant and anti-blackness ideologies,” the memo continues. “Words are powerful, but even more so is action. We are committing to further align our actions, behaviors, and practices with anti-racism and anti-oppression …”

The College Fix sent an email to the address at the bottom of the memo and to Field Education Administrative Assistant Kimberly Ross asking for verification of the letter’s contents. (Apparently the School of Social Work has yet to update titles in its staff directory.) Neither responded.

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Can the word “fool” be construed as anti-black?
Not that I care, Ima call Houman David Hemmati one either way.

I heard that some guy got hurt on the Football Practicum the other day.

A few of were discussing that situation the other day, and came to the conclusion that R over T syndrome almost certainly requires a pre-existing vantricular tissue pathology in order to facilitate the concurrent slow and fast pathways which lead to the V tach. So the big question is, how many current players does this affect, and thus how many should be required to stop playing because of the risk. We were thinking 10-20%. I dont see Hamlin ever coming back (insurance?) and of course, the insurers have to be looking at their risk management now. I just love it when someone opens a can of worms. Now watch this story disappear.

Have you seen Kevin Kostner’s “Practicum of Dreams?”