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Stanford University Proclaims the Word ‘American’ Is ‘Harmful’

Terms under other categories include ‘handicap parking,’ ‘addict,’ and ‘Karen'...

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Stanford University decided that the word “American” is “harmful” and, therefore, needs to be replaced, according to the Post Millennial.

This May, Stanford developed the “Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative” to eliminate certain words and phrases and replace them with woke, Orwellian alternatives.

“American” is one of the words that is included in the list that woke mobsters want to purge. The leftist university said that this word is too US-centric and ignores another forty-one countries that also exist in the region. As an alternative, Stanford offered “US citizen.”

Stanford grouped the words into eight different categories: Ableist, Ageism, Culturally Appropriative, Gender-based, Imprecise Language, Institutionalized Racism, Person-First and Violent.

After the list became viral on social media and people started to criticize another desire of woke people to destroy this country and the English language, in particular, the university password-protected the list.

Among many other people, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author and a self-described feminist, mocked the university’s new list.

“Don’t say ‘American,’ say ‘US citizen.’ Don’t say ‘immigrant,’ say ‘person who immigrated,’” she wrote.

“Avoid ‘he’ & ‘she’ unless you know the individual’s preferred pronoun. But don’t use ‘preferred pronoun’ because ‘that suggests non-binary gender identity is a choice.’”

Sommers also pointed out that even though people mock American universities for doing things like these, Stanford and other leftist institutions don’t seem to stop doing what they are doing.

There are, of course, other words and phrases that people at Stanford want to destroy.

“Terms under other categories include ‘handicap parking,’ ‘addict,’ and ‘Karen,’ which Stanford suggested should be replaced with ‘accessible parking,’ ‘person with a substance abuse disorder,’ and ‘demanding or entitled White woman,’ respectively,” the Post Millennial reported.

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal also said what they think about recent Stanford’s decision.

“It’s the iron law of academic writing,” the board wrote. “Why use one word when four will do?”

The list was created over 18 months in “collaboration with stakeholder groups” and it is strongly encouraged of all students and staff to utilize the new Orwellian terms, Stanford said.

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