The university determines that America is not offensive, but that someone is calling straight or male

A university in Colorado is mocked by conservatives online after a document prepared by employees suggested that terms such as & # 39; America & # 39 ;, & # 39; American & # 39 ;, & # 39; straight & # 39; and & # 39; male & # 39; can be offensive.

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Colorado State University responded to reports last week that it is considering discouraging people from using the terms mentioned in a document titled & # 39; Inclusive Phrase Guide & # 39 ;.

The document, a draft version of which is available online, suggests that the word "American" or "America" ​​should be avoided because "America includes much more than the United States."

It notes that the term "Americas" includes North, Central and South America.

Earlier this year, Colorado State University staff compiled a draft document suggesting that the terms & # 39; America & # 39; and & # 39; American & # 39; had to be avoided. The image above shows the campus in Fort Collins, Colorado

Earlier this year, Colorado State University staff compiled a draft document suggesting that the terms & # 39; America & # 39; and & # 39; American & # 39; had to be avoided. The image above shows the campus in Fort Collins, Colorado

& # 39; But when we talk about & # 39; Americans & # 39; in the United States, we usually only mean people from the United States.

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"This knows other cultures and portrays the United States as the dominant American country."

The document suggests that the replacement term to be used instead of "American" is "U.S. citizen & # 39; or & # 39; person from the US & # 39;

Updated versions of the document do not include & # 39; America & # 39; or & # 39; American & # 39; but it is recommended that people & # 39; masculine & # 39 ;, & # 39; feminine & # 39 ;, & # 39; & # 39; sir & # 39; avoid and & # 39; mrs & # 39 ;, according to Fox news.

"Male and female refers to biological sex and not to gender," the document reads.

& # 39; In terms of communication methods (articles, social media, etc.), we very rarely need to identify or know the biological gender of a person and refer more often to gender.

& # 39; In these cases, the use of gender identity terms is preferred. & # 39;

It also suggests that people use "heterosexual" instead of "straight" because "straight" means that every LGBT & # 39; skewed & # 39; or is not normal. & # 39;

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Among other words and terms that the document recommends to avoid are & # 39; basket & # 39 ;, & # 39; birth defect & # 39 ;, & # 39; the blind & # 39 ;, & # 39; the deaf & # 39 ;, & # 39; eye for eye & # 39 ;, & # 39; colored & # 39 ;, & # 39; dwarf & # 39 ;, & # 39; dwarf & # 39 ;, & # 39; hip hip hurray!, & # 39 ; & # 39; illegal immigrant & # 39; and others.

The design began to get attention on social media and on conservative websites that said it was the latest example of a "liberal bias" on the country's university campuses.

House Rep. Doug Lamborn, the republican congressman who represents Colorado's 5th congress district, was furious

House Rep. Doug Lamborn, the republican congressman who represents Colorado's 5th congress district, was furious

House Rep. Doug Lamborn, the republican congressman who represents Colorado's 5th congress district, was furious

Jim Stone tweeted: Just don't say "America" ​​while you are there. ¿The CSU narcissist, PC, elites can go crazy. Shameful! & # 39;

Jim Stone tweeted: Just don't say "America" ​​while you are there. ¿The CSU narcissist, PC, elites can go crazy. Shameful! & # 39;

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Jim Stone tweeted: "Just don't say" America "while you're there. "The CSU narcissist, PC, elites can go crazy. Shameful! & # 39;

¿After reading your ridiculous ¿including language guide¿ CSU will no longer get $ from me, ¿tweeted an angry Twitter user

¿After reading your ridiculous ¿including language guide¿ CSU will no longer get $ from me, ¿tweeted an angry Twitter user

& # 39; After reading your ridiculous & # 39; inclusive phrasebook & # 39; CSU no longer receives $ from me, & # 39; tweeted an angry Twitter user

Another Twitter user tweeted that the university must be closed for insulting America and all American citizens ... they act like terrorists from their home country.

Another Twitter user tweeted that the university must be closed for insulting America and all American citizens ... they act like terrorists from their home country.

Another Twitter user tweeted that the university should be closed to insult America and all American citizens … they act like terrorists from their homeland.

Another Twitter user said: & # 39; My child never goes to a & # 39; hate America first & # 39; school & # 39;
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Another Twitter user said: & # 39; My child never goes to a & # 39; hate America first & # 39; school & # 39;

Another Twitter user said: & # 39; My child never goes to a & # 39; hate America first & # 39; school & # 39;

House Rep. Doug Lamborn, the republican congressman who represents Colorado's 5th congress district, was furious.

He tweeted on July 18: "Wow! (CSU) & # 39; s Inclusive Coms Task Force decided that America is a word so "offensive" that it should not be spoken.

"I am # Proudtobean-American.

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"All Americans from all walks of life must be able to say that they are proud of their country."

Lamborn closed the tweet with the hashtags #ColoradoStateUniversity. He also tagged the president, Donald Trump.

Others on social media are also outraged.

& # 39; After reading your ridiculous & # 39; inclusive phrasebook & # 39; CSU no longer receives $ from me, & # 39; tweeted an angry Twitter user.

Another Twitter user tweeted: "The new & # 39; voice code & # 39; CSU is a joke.

"You are no longer supposed to say" America "or" American "or" Ladies "or" Gentlemen "," Man "or" Woman "on campus.

"I just want to go back to school so I can kick myself out.

"We have lost our collective spirit."

Jim Stone tweeted: "Just don't say" America "while you're there.

"The CSU narcissist, PC, elites can go crazy. Shameful!'

Tony Frank, the Chancellor of the Colorado state, said the draft document & # 39; outdated & # 39; and does not reflect an official policy
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Tony Frank, the Chancellor of the Colorado state, said the draft document & # 39; outdated & # 39; and does not reflect an official policy

Tony Frank, the Chancellor of the Colorado state, said the draft document & # 39; outdated & # 39; and does not reflect an official policy

¿The group of people working on a preliminary draft considered encouraging people ¿U.S. citizen rather than American when it comes to people from the US, because there are different geographic regions in America, Frank wrote. ¿They decided not to do this themselves and removed it before it was finalized or distributed to the campus & # 39;

¿The group of people working on a preliminary draft considered encouraging people ¿U.S. citizen rather than American when it comes to people from the US, because there are different geographic regions in America, Frank wrote. ¿They decided not to do this themselves and removed it before it was finalized or distributed to the campus & # 39;

"The group of people working on a preliminary draft considered encouraging people & # 39; US citizen & # 39; rather than American when it comes to US people because there are different geographic regions & # 39; s in America & # 39 ;, wrote Frank. "They decided not to do this themselves and removed it before it was completed or distributed on campus"

Another Twitter user tweeted that the university should be closed to insult America and all American citizens … they act like terrorists from their homeland.

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Twitter user Berni Ayers said the proposed change & # 39; pc madness & # 39; and that if the school took over, she would & # 39; stop sending money & # 39 ;.

In response to the online response, university administrators made a statement clarifying that the document was only a concept and that none of the sentences mentioned there were banned.

Tony Frank, the Chancellor of the Colorado State system, said the document & # 39; outdated & # 39; and does not reflect an official policy.

"The group of people working on a preliminary draft considered encouraging people & # 39; US citizen & # 39; rather than American when it comes to US people because there are different geographic regions & # 39; s in America & # 39 ;, wrote Frank.

"They decided this themselves and removed it before it was finalized or distributed on campus.

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"The facts are that an informal group of CSU employees working with students have created an internal guide to inclusive language use because other employees have asked for it," Frank wrote in a statement.

"It is designed as a free tool for people who asked for help to prevent them from accidentally saying anything that might unnecessarily offend someone they were working with."

Frank's statement said that CSU encourages a climate of free and open debate.

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