American, grandfather, brave, trigger warning: All words added to Stanford University’s ‘harmful language’ index
The university says the terms or expressions listed in the index could be ableist, ageist, colonialist, culturally appropriative, gender-based. Stanford University also cites the following reasons for the entries being harmful: “Imprecise language, institutionalized racism, person-first, violent and additional considerations.”
How about this for hogwash? The term “grandfather” should be replaced by “legacy,” since the original term, to the eyes of the university, “has its roots in the ‘grandfather clause’ adopted by Southern states to deny voting rights to Blacks.” Did it though? Wasn’t this the other way around?
Remember the Stanford professor who challenged Covid lockdowns? Said ‘academic freedom is dead’ and his life had become a ‘living hell’ due to ‘hostile work environment’
- Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford University professor, said his life has become a ‘living hell’ after he openly criticized Covid-19 restrictions
- Bhattacharya had the unpopular opinion about pandemic rules among his colleagues and declared that they were damaging
- He co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, which declared the lockdowns more harmful than helpful
- The tenured professor said that his opinions about the pandemic have led him to receive death threats and other hateful mail
He was also canceled by Twitter under the old owners.