Colorado State: ‘You Can’t Say “America”‘

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Only if it’s a job that doesn’t require any form of communication…

Fill in the blank and win a tin foil hat: “We send our kids to college, for tens of thousands of dollars, to be ‘educated’ by idiots because __________.”

Check out this latest howler from Colorado State. According to the, er, school’s “Inclusive Language Guide,” you can’t say “America” (or “Americans”) anymore because the word is “not inclusive” ( And if you can swallow that, they’ve got a bigger one: “This is not about political correctness”! Really?

See, if you say “America,” you are “eras[ing] other cultures and depict[ing] the United States as the dominant American country.”

Who knew? Once upon a time, children were told that every time you say “I don’t believe in fairies,” another fairy dies. But this is much, much worse. “Holy mackerel! I just erased Mexico’s whole culture!”

Somebody needs to explain to these chowderheads that every word is “not inclusive” to some degree or other. If words were not exclusive, if every word had to “include” any and every meaning you could possibly think of, then language itself would be useless as a means of communication.

But then Colorado State itself seems pretty useless now.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Colorado State: ‘You Can’t Say “America”‘

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I am pretty sure this policy came out of a marathon pot-smoking gathering of the academic elites as they listened to The Mothers of Invention LPs. Stupidity has hit a new “high” at Colorado State.


  • unknowable2

    This is especially heartbreaking to me. Colorado is my home state and in the last 20 years, it’s gone straight to Hell. I don’t even like to drive through it anymore. I’m at a loss for words.


    • leeduigon

      You can’t find many colleges or looniversities where sanity has been preserved. My alma mater, Rutgers, is a disgrace. My state, New Jersey, is being turned into a cultural superfund site–so disheartening, I haven’t been able to blog about it.


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