Just when you think Wokeists can’t get any more nutty, they do…
from Summit News
The University of Southern California has removed the word ‘field’ from the curriculum and academic references because it supposedly has “racist” connotations.
No, this isn’t the Babylon Bee.
The university announced that phrases such as “field of study” will be replaced by “practicum” in order to advance the cause of anti-racism.
“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favour of inclusive language,” said a letter explaining the decision.
“Language can be powerful, and phrases such as ‘going into the field’ or ‘field work’ maybe have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign,” it added.
Apparently, throughout human history, only black slaves and immigrant workers have ever worked in fields. Farmers and native farm workers presumably never existed.