The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” …
And they have. They retooled and shuffled and it is gone. (Of course I screen grabbed it so it’s not really gone.) But this is an interesting development and we are happy to be part of the outrage that lead to it being pulled.
But the idea behind the guide is not gone. It lives and breathes in the UNH office of Diversity (and the home of Inclusive Excellence) that spawned it. This is a feature of the modern American university culture. It is wired in to their thinking. And I’d bet you taxpayer money it is embedded in the curriculum.
If anyone finds it there, by all means share it with us.
H/T Michael Reed c/o Facebook
Added. Here is the list of Advisers to the UNH office of ‘diversity.’ It would be worth our time to discover if there are aspects of the Bias-Free Language Guide in their public statements or work.
And give that the Bias-Free Language Guide was front and center to this program until today…Free Speech Advocates should consider this a who’s-who or who at UNH is most likely to be explaining why words like “America” are complicated in a diverse University culture.
The Advisory Council will provide oversight for monitoring, assessing, and supporting the implementation of the Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan’s five strategic themes; Organizational Structure, Curriculum, Campus Climate, Recruitment and Retention, and Community Engagement.
|Jaime Nolan||Associate Vice President, Office of Community, Equity and Diversity|
|Ezra Temko||Graduate Student Senate Representative|
|Cameron Cook||Student Body President, Student Senate Representative|
|Ryan Grogan||Studen Body Vice President, Student Senate Representative|
|Amy Cunningham||Administrative Director of Discovery Program, Women’s Commission Co-Chair|
|Faina Bukher||Educational Program Coordinator, Women’s Studies, Women’s Commission Co-Chair|
|Anna Metzger||Educational Program Coordinator, Connect, People of Color Commission Co-Chair|
|Kanika Nevers||Residence Hall Director, People of Color Commission Co-Chair|
|MaryAnne Lustgraaf||Director, MUB/Student Activities, GLBT Commission Co-Chair|
|Megan Tucker||Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center, GLBT Commission Co-Chair|
|Georgia Kerns||Associate Professor, Education, Disability Commission Co-chair|
|Paul McNamara||Associate Professor, Philosophy, Faculty Senate representative|
|Cathy Coakley||Coordinator of Student Athletic Development, Diversity Team Representative|
|Larry Brickner-Wood||University Chaplain, Waysmeet, Social Justice Educators Team Representative|
|Jennifer Hammond||Information Technologist, PAT Council Representative|
|Janice Pierson||Office Manager, Community, Equity and Diversity, Operating Staff Council Representative|