Choosing Just the Right Word


Some professors at Washington State University have told students they will be punished, perhaps even failed, for using "oppressive and hateful language," such as "illegal alien." And at least one professor has told white students he expects them to "defer" to non-white students in class.

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  1. According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.”

    If you’re paying to take classes like Women & Popular Culture or Intro to Comparative Ethnic Studies, you deserve to be subject to this dizzy broad’s whims.

  2. Next article on reason: Steve Chapman complaining on conservatives using the wrong words.

    There’s a wee bit of cognitive dissonance in reason running a pice criticizing people who don’t “understand” why Blacklivesmatter and Alllivesdont with something complaining about other wrong speak.

    Shit it’s like Reason can’t even reason anymore.

  3. Your tax dollars at work. Even worse for you if you’re a student there.

  4. i would immediately transfer.

  5. i went to culinary school, which is, thank xenu, still pretty immune to this nonsense, but i think maybe it’s just a generation behind society at large. i would like if there wasn’t so much yelling perhaps, but i can’t even imagine working somewhere everything i said was scrutinized. $15 an hour is gonna screw restaurants though.

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