Colleges have been overrun by far-Left radicals.
The people willing to push back against the ideas have mostly been weeded out.
But now Stanford elites are desperate to wipe the yoke from their face after they painted the school into one despicable corner.
Top universities have centuries of built-in brand recognition and credibility that is quickly being eroded by unhinged leftist radicals.
The more prestigious the institution, the more likely it is to be infested with “woke” zombies.
Stanford tried to ban “American”
The latest example comes courtesy of Stanford University.
The Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI) was put forward by far-Left campus groups to police the language of the IT department.
One of the terms the EHLI wanted to phase out was American.
The Orwellian censorship document read, “Instead of ‘American’ consider using ‘US citizen.’ This term often refers to people from the United States only, thereby insinuating that the US is the most important country in the Americas (which is actually made up of 42 countries).”
That was one of many absurd inclusions in the document.
After a deluge of backlash, Stanford was forced to release a statement walking back the censorship guidelines.
Stanford walks back of anti-American speech guidelines
Steve Gallagher, Stanford’s Chief Information Officer, wrote in a statement, “Over the last couple of days, there has been much discussion of a website that provides advice for the IT community at Stanford about word choices in Stanford websites and code. This message seeks to provide clarification about some of the issues discussed. First and importantly, the website does not represent university policy. It also does not represent mandates or requirements. The website was created by, and intended for discussion within, the IT community at Stanford. It provides ‘suggested alternatives’ for various terms, and reasons why those terms could be problematic in certain uses. Its aspiration, and the reason for its development, is to support an inclusive community.”
This is the boilerplate message always sent out when leftists cross the line and go too far.
They attempt to advance the ball without too many people noticing.
Gallagher continued, “We have particularly heard concerns about the guide’s treatment of the term ‘American.’ We understand and appreciate those concerns. To be very clear, not only is the use of the term ‘American’ not banned at Stanford, it is absolutely welcomed. The intent of this particular entry on the EHLI website was to provide perspective on how the term may be imprecise in some specific uses, and to show that in some cases the alternate term ‘US citizen’ may be more precise and appropriate. But, we clearly missed the mark in this presentation.”
If Stanford had not received the pushback it did, then these speech codes would’ve undoubtedly expanded.
It would’ve moved from the IT department to the entire university.
Then the “suggestions” would become “policy.”
Next, official statements would use the new Orwellian language, and people not in compliance would be reprimanded.
That’s how leftists have been controlling language for decades.
Fortunately, more and more people are catching onto these word games.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.