U. of Missouri faculty told to be on lookout for professors who use triggering language

U. of Missouri faculty told to be on lookout for professors who use triggering language

Just three days after it became unlawful in Missouri to restrict student speech to campus “free speech zones,” faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia were advised to correct peers’ noninclusive language, otherwise known as politically incorrect terminology.

An administrator leading a workplace diversity seminar Friday told the 70 or so scholars and others in attendance that they should subtly correct peers who use vocabulary that some have deemed hurtful or offensive.

Attendees at the voluntary seminar were also given a four-page “inclusive terminology”document that instructs them on what words to use while interacting with others. The handout includes dozens of words and definitions deemed acceptable by campus leaders and diversity gurus.

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