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Old 01-09-2013, 05:04 AM
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University spends 15k to fight ‘non-inclusive language’ on campus

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The University of Maryland (UMD) allocated $15,000 in 2012 to combat the use of language deemed by administrators to be “insensitive.”

The “words have power” campaign’s goal is to deploy posters, buttons and other promotional materials to help foster an environment on campus that is not offensive to illegal aliens, homosexuals, or other minority groups.

“Non-inclusive language can offend or make spaces uncomfortable for people who are excluded by that language,” one of the campaign posters reads.

“It is easy to accidentally use offensive language, but since you could just as easily be on the receiving end of such language, you should try to ensure that you are not offending others with the words and phrases you use,” it adds.

One sign tells students to avoid using the phrase “that’s so ghetto” and substitute the term with words like “grimey,” “wack,” or “messed up.”

Tommy Masino, a resident assistant who is charged with helping to implement the campaign, told the school newspaper he thinks the campaign will be effective as long as the university takes a “strong stance” and is serious about “enforcing it.”
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Offense to illegal aliens? Goddamnit I hope I offend the illegals and they ****ing leave!
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So is ghetto offensive or not? I hear people use the term "Ghetto" interchangeably to mean both insult "Thats so ghetto" and kindly "Shes got that ghetto swag! Girl looking good!" Can we at least decide what the hell the word means in that context before removing it?
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So is ghetto offensive or not? I hear people use the term "Ghetto" interchangeably to mean both insult "Thats so ghetto" and kindly "Shes got that ghetto swag! Girl looking good!" Can we at least decide what the hell the word means in that context before removing it?
That's the thing with slang. It's evolving constantly. Especially in plural society where one group may use a word as an insult and the "insulted" group, in turn, empowers themselves by taking the word back as a compliment.

This campaign is so gay.
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No one has a right not to be offended. **** the people who CHOOSE to be offended by "non inclusive language". They need to get a ****ing grip.
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That's the thing with slang. It's evolving constantly. Especially in plural society where one group may use a word as an insult and the "insulted" group, in turn, empowers themselves by taking the word back as a compliment.

This campaign is so gay.

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