Woke leaders at USC ban the word “field” because it’s racist
Woke executives at USC ban the word “field” because it’s racist: They will use the term “internship” when talking about their work
- The university said the term may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers
- The move is said to reflect “anti-racist” values but has come under fire
- One person argued it typified the “toxic stupidity that has infiltrated academia.”
The University of Southern California’s School of Social Work has released a letter saying it will be removing the word “field” from its curriculum and practice, replacing it with the word “internship” instead.
The move is meant to reflect “anti-racist” values, but some have argued that it offends the intelligence of the people it appeals to.
“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by substituting language that could be viewed as anti-Black or anti-immigrant for inclusive language,” the letter reads.
“Language can be powerful, and expressions like ‘go to the field’ or ‘field work’ can have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers who are not benign.”
The University of Southern California’s School of Social Work published a letter advising that the word “field” is no longer used when referring to an individual’s area of expertise, replacing it with the word “internship.” will.
A tweet included a copy of the letter from the University of Southern California
Houman David Hemmati, a board-certified MD ophthalmologist and PhD research scientist, tweeted: “Today @uscsocialwork sent out this letter announcing that they will no longer be using the word ‘field’ (as in ‘fieldwork’) because it is perceived as racist. Is that with merit or empty signal of virtue? @elonmusk @IngrahamAngle’.
According to a Washington Examiner Opinion article: “Only an overeducated, self-righteous, haughty left-wing academic elitist would think of such a thing. It’s an odd statement and a reminder of the intellectual rot plaguing universities across the country.’
It noted that immigrants and blacks are not the only ones “taking the field,” and highlighted how Farmers of Asian and European descent throughout history have survived thousands of years of human civilization without being troubled by the term’s use.
The curriculum change at the University of Southern California (pictured) is said to be due to its adherence to the radical orthodoxy of the “anti-racist” methodology, but some have argued that it offends the intelligence of the people it addresses
The article said that USC should be compelled to show the data it used to make such a change and that common sense “would dictate that very few, if any, black people or immigrants participate in the.” Disturb word “field”. It argued that this breakthrough trait is “an indication of the toxic stupidity that has infiltrated academia and elite intellectuals.”
The opinion article notes that people don’t mind learning about racial challenges in the nation’s past, but don’t want to be indoctrinated that way. The article argues that it also “advances the narrative of ongoing victimization.”
In response to the post, a Twitter user said, “For someone who has spent 7+ years at USC with two degrees from this institution, I am so embarrassed by what is happening there. I wonder how much of my money they spent on this amazingly useful change.’
Another commented: “Wow I went to USC and never thought it was particularly awake. Of course that was 10 years ago now… and I didn’t study social work.”
A third tweeted: “Will they still have baseball and soccer fields?”
Pictured: The School of Social Work at the University of Southern California
Last year, the University of Washington released an IT-inclusive language guide. The goal was to excise “words reflecting racial or other discriminatory prejudice” and cover the full spectrum of guards.
“Mantra” was among the problematic words highlighted because many people in the Buddhist and Hindu communities consider this term to be very spiritual and religious.
The phrase “no can do” was also included as it appears to be an imitation of Chinese pidgin English of the mid-19th to early 20th centuries – a time when Western attitudes towards the Chinese were downright racist .
Stanford University published a similar index on “malicious language” last year. One of the words considered harmful was “guru” as the term is a mark of respect in Buddhist and Hindu traditions. “Brave” also appeared on the list because the university felt it perpetuated the stereotype of the “noble brave savage.”
Stanford University also said it wanted to swap the word “American” for “US citizen” because the former “often refers only to people from the United States, implying that the US is the most important country in America ( which is actually the case). consisting of 42 countries)”.
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