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Words Hurt. Words Heal. You Choose

Hate speech is a term for speech intended to offend a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, ideology, social class, occupation, appearance (height, weight, skin color, etc.), mental capacity, and any other distinction that might be considered by some as a liability. The term covers written as well as oral communication and some forms of behaviors in a public setting.

Words that Hurt *
Air-head
Bitch
Bully
Butch
Crack-head
Cunt
Diva
Doper
Dork
DUFF
Dyke
Emo
Fag
Faggot
Fairy
Fat
Flammer
Four Eyes
Fruit
Gay
That's so gay
Geek
Ghetto
Ghetto blaster
Gypped
Homo
Illegal alien
JAP
Klutz
Lesbo
Lezzie
Loser
Nerd
Pig
Princess
Prissy
Pussy
Queen
Queer
Ratchet
Redneck
Retard
Sissy
Slut
Spaz
Stoner
Tea-bagger
Tree-hugger
List hurtful words you have used or thought.

Remove these words from your vocabulary!
* See http://bit.ly/1B9K2at for racial slurs
Words that Heal
Use these words instead. It's Your Choice
A champ
A friend
Athletic
Beautiful
Brilliant
Caring
Cool
Generous
Gracious
Handsome
Hard Working
Humorous
Kind
Pretty
Responsible
Significant
Smart
Special
Stud
Talented
Thoughtful
Trustworthy
Well Dressed
Wonderful

Prejudice is learned. So is acceptance. Here are some tips for getting the issue of tolerance out on the table:

  • Hold many brief conversations instead of one long lecture. This will show your child that they can bring up the subject for discussion at any time.
  • Don't be wishy-washy. Children are far more likely to pay attention when you talk specifically and answer their questions directly.
  • Don't worry if you don't have all the answers. Lack of knowledge can provide a golden opportunity to go to the library or go on-line to find out more.
  • Don't tolerate prejudicial language or humor. "Reply to All" when you receive prejudicial jokes via email and state the negative impact they have on you. Ask not to receive them anymore.
  • Use television and books as tools to explore prejudice and stereotyping.

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University of Michigan launches $16,000 Inclusive Language Campaign


The University of Michigan hopes its students will stop saying certain words and phrases that could be considered offensive.

"Such as: Illegal alien, ghetto and gypped," one Fox News anchor said.

Several derogatory words referring to a person's race or religion are on the list. Certain phrases are also discouraged, like "That test raped me."

It has launched a $16,000 Inclusive Language Campaign, or ILC.

As noted by the university, "The ILC raises awareness about the power of words, why certain language can be hurtful to others, and how to be more inclusive in how we speak and act as members of the Michigan campus community."

The College Fix chatted with a university spokesperson who said the program isn't regulatory, but educational -- which is pretty obvious point, considering America's "freedom of speech" amendment in the Constitution.

Regardless, it seems to be an important move for the university's image.

One example of some negative press: In October 2013, the university's chapter of the Theta Xi fraternity made headlines for a planned, then canceled "ratchet" themed party.

Note that ratchet is likely also looked down upon. The College Fix says students frequently hand out posters, some asking: "If you knew that I grew up in poverty, would you still call things 'ghetto' and 'ratchet'?"

It's not clear how the university financed the $16,000 campaign, but we do know the university has raised tuition rates for the past two consecutive years.

The University of Maryland also started a similar program in 2012.
Source: www.aol.com/article/2015/02/10/these-words-are-offensive-says-university-of-michigan/21141245/?cps=gravity_1967_-3371987337788356717
 

Words Hurt
Words Heal

Air-head
Bitch
Bully
Butch
Crack-head
Cunt
Diva
Doper
Dork
Dyke
Emo
Fag
Faggot
Fairy
Fat
Flammer
Four Eyes
Fruit
Gay
That's so gay
Geek
Ghetto
Ghetto box

Gypped
Homo
Illegal alien
Klutz
Lesbo
Lezzie
Loser
Nerd
Pig
Princess
Prissy
Pussy
Queen
Queer
Ratchet
Redneck
Retard
Sissy
Slut
Spaz
Stoner
Tea-bagger
Tree-hugger

A champ
A friend
Athletic
Beautiful
Brilliant
Caring
Cool
Generous
Gracious
Handsom
Hard Working
Humorous

Kind
Pretty
Responsible
Significant
Smart
Special
Stud
Talented
Thoughtful
Trustworthy
Well Dressed
Wonderful

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2012 District 17C Multicultural Make-up

School

White
Latino
Asian
Black
Native Am
Other

BHHS

67.3
10.9
0.9
0.4
3.8
16.8

Azalea

63.8
10.6
2.0
2.0
3.9
17.8

K-school

61.8
14.8
0.6
0.0
3.5
18.4

Avg

64.3
12.1
1.2
0.8
3.7
17.7

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