My response to the jerks making this recommendation would simply be, “I can see how using the word “insane” could offend a leftist.”
George Washington University suggests students not use the words “lame” or “insane,” find “allies” to help educate white students hosting sombrero parties, and more.
The school makes these recommendations and more in an online “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” training through EVERFI, a module to which Campus Reform gained access.
One prompt labeled “Ally Power” describes a white man, Tanner, who is planning a “Salsa and Sombreros” birthday party for himself.
“When Luca hears about [the party], they get angry because they recognize the event as cultural appropriation that makes fun of their Mexican heritage,” the prompt reads. “They tell Tanner he should change the theme because it’s offensive. Tanner says, ‘I’m open to hearing why you find it insensitive, but you need to use a less angry tone if we’re going to talk about it.’”
The correct answer to the multiple choice question regarding what Luca should do reads “Check in with themself about how they’re feeling, and be open to finding an ally who can work with Tanner so he understands the concerns.”
“Making a choice to avoid using a word like ‘gay,’ ‘lame,’ or ‘insane’ as shorthand to mean something is bad or difficult isn’t about being silenced or ‘politically correct’ — it’s being informed and respectful,” reads a section entitled “Inclusion Strategies.”
This is gay.