Is James Madison Turning Over in His Grave?

james-madison-quotes-5From James Madison University, a list of things students should avoid saying.

Student leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions.

Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” …

Other unacceptable turns of phrase include, “If you are going to live in this country, learn to speak the language,” and telling LGBTQRSTUV…Z people, “what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom is your business.”

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