I remember attending a football game on New Year’s Day many years ago, and Stanford University was the opposing team. What I remember most about Stanford was that their mascot was a TREE.
Today, Stanford University is promoting their index of “harmful language” that it recommends be erased from the school’s websites. The list includes the terms “American” and “Hispanic.”
My reply to Stanford University is this:
I’m an straight white American woman, and I often brown bagged my lunch during my working years. While it’s never easy for anyone to be the black sheep of the family, let’s not beat a dead horse. OK? I’m wondering how many of your students got grandfathered in as freshmen? BTW, I love firemen, and I miss my grandfather who was the epitome of a gentleman.
Here are a few examples of words Stanford wants banned.