Get a load of Obama admin’s new politically correct replacement for ‘juvenile delinquent’

Get a load of Obama admin’s new politically correct replacement for ‘juvenile delinquent’
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Orwell lives! We have seen it before with the Obama administration, which gave such delightful euphemisms as man-caused disaster for “act of terrorism” and undocumented worker for “illegal alien” — a term extended to those without jobs.

Now, Team Obama has outdone itself. On Monday the Office of Public Affairs of the Department of Justice came out with a memo unveiling the latest neologism. Gone is the hurtful term juvenile delinquent and even the more benign-sounding youth offender.

Say hello to the era of the justice-involved youth. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is quoted as saying at a joint news conference in Philadelphia with HUD Secretary Julián Castro:

The future of our nation depends upon the future of our young people – including young people who have become involved with our justice system. By helping justice-involved youth find decent jobs and stable housing after they return home, these critical grants provide a foundation for a fresh start and offer a path towards productivity and purpose. In the months ahead, the Department of Justice will continue helping justice-involved youth enrich their lives and improve our country. [Emphasis added]

This usage could create some confusion when it comes to distinguishing between kids who steal hubcaps for fun and those involved in programs sponsored by the Police Athletic League.

(h/t Powerline)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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