Wednesday, March 15, 2017

UC Davis language guide claims only white people are racist

UC Davis language guide claims only white people are racist
  • A glossary of popular social-justice themed terms, and some not so popular, published by the University of California, Davis plainly asserts that only white people are capable of racism.
  • A related list of "Words That Hurt" discourages even self-deprecating references to being "fat," explaining that they “demean and devalue fatness/fat bodies” and imply that "there is an acceptable amount of food to eat."

...The glossary offers definitions for some rather bizarre terms, as well, such as “ursula,” which apparently refers to “some lesbians, particularly butch dykes, [who] also participate in Bear culture.”
Image result for LGBTQIA Resource CentersBear culture, or “bear community,” the guide explains, is a “part of the queer community composed of queer men similar in looks and interests, most of them big, hairy, friendly, and affectionate,” noting that such communities aim to “provide spaces where one feels wanted, desired, and like.”
The LGBTQIA Resource Centers also provides its students with a list of “words that hurt,” warning students against using terms like “ugly” because it can be “connected back to white supremacist, ableist, sizeist standards of beauty.”
Other popular phrases such as “you guys” are also deemed offensive, since such a saying apparently “erases the identities of people who are in the room” by “generalizing a group of people to be masculine.”..."
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