University of Michigan Spends $16K on 'Inclusive Language Campaign'
The University of Michigan is spending $16,000 at its Ann Arbor campus to implement a new "inclusive language campaign."
Words like "crazy," "illegal alien," "ghetto" and "gypped" are considered unsuitable because they could be offensive.
The University of Michigan Student Life website says, "Please join the U-M’s new campus-wide initiative, the Inclusive Language Campaign (ILC). ILC aims to encourage the campus community to consider the impact of their word choices on others. The ILC raises awareness about the power of words, why certain language can be hurtful to others, and how to be more inclusive in how we speak and act as members of the Michigan campus community. The ILC is part of the campus-wide Expect Respect Campaign."
Derek Draplin, senior at the university and editor-in-chief of The Michigan Review, said on "Fox and Friends" that the program isn't meant to be regulatory, but educational.
Still, he said, the university should not be telling students what words they can and cannot say.
Draplin said he believes that most students on campus are more concerned about their own personal emotional security than their personal freedoms.
"Ann Arbor is 28 square miles surrounded by reality, so I don't think students are thinking about the real world," Draplin said. "They're thinking about their feelings, they're thinking about social justice and how they can change the world and save everybody on campus from their feelings being hurt."
"Nobody has a right to not be offended. Everybody has a choice to be offended or not."
Watch the clip above.