New York Private School Warns Against Using 'Mom and Dad' in 'Inclusive Language Guide'
Updated: Mar 23, 2021
CBN - A private school in Manhattan is warning against using sex-based terms like “mom and dad” or “boys and girls,” because they make assumptions about people.
Grace Church School explained in its “inclusive language guide” that the school “can do more than ban hateful language; we can use language to create welcoming and inclusive spaces.”
Rather than using the words “mom and dad” to describe a child’s parents, the guide recommends saying “grown-ups, folks, or family.” It even warns against using the word “parents,” too.
It also discourages the words “boys and girls.” In lieu of those titles, one should say, “people, folks, friends, readers, mathematicians…” And instead of using “a boy/girl pattern” to line students up, teachers should “group by types of shoes” or by alphabetical order.
“Families are formed and structured in many ways,” the guide states. “At Grace Church School, we use inclusive language that reflects this diversity. It’s important to refrain from making assumptions about who kids live....READ MORE
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