The California university system advised faculty not to call America "the land of opportunity," saying it could be an example of microaggression.

Megyn Kelly and Brian Kilmeade highlighted some other terms that were deemed to be examples of subconscious racism or sexism.

The "land of opportunity" phrase is listed as being a part of the "myth of meritocracy" in the handout to faculty members. 

Those are described as “statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in life successes.”

The guidelines were reportedly sent as suggestions for professors to avoid offending students and to promote diversity. 

Professors were also told to avoid handing out forms that ask students to check a male or female box.

The College Fix reported:

The document has drawn little scrutiny until now, when a professor in the UC system pointed it out to The College Fix. The professor chose not to attend the seminars, but myriad materials on the UC Office of the President (UCOP) website give indication as to what sort of lessons were taught there.

Other sayings deemed unacceptable include:

● “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”

● “Where are you from or where were you born?”

● “Affirmative action is racist.”

● “When I look at you, I don’t see color.”

The guidelines were handed down by UC president Janet Napolitano, formerly the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Faculty members were invited to attend seminars to go over the advice.

Watch Brian and Megyn's reactions above, including their discussion on a high school principal who was removed from his job for defending the McKinney, Texas police officer.

You can catch Brian Kilmeade on "The Kelly File," Thursdays at 9p/12a ET. 


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Also, check out Part 2 of Kilmeade's appearance below. They discussed Bob Costas' criticism of ESPN for giving Caitlyn Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and a new claim that the phrase "hey, you guys" is possibly sexist.