Grace School, New York, Bans “Mom and Dad”, “Merry Christmas” in “Inclusion Glossary”
A lively New York City school that bills parents $ 57,000 ($ 73,200) a year has given students a glossary instructing them not to use the words “mom and dad” or to wish someone a Merry Christmas.
Students at Grace Church School in Manhattan were given a 12-page glossary of correct terminology and other “inclusive language” to use to refer to someone such as their parents or guardians.
The references often relate to creating an integrative environment for one’s own gender, religion, material goods or skills.
In one such example, the school wrote, “Instead of mom and dad, in Grace we say adults, people, or family.”
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The manual was intended to “promote a sense of belonging among all of our students,” said Reverend Robert M. Pennoyer II, assistant director of Grace.
“Grace is an episcopal school,” Rev. Pennoyer told the Columbia Journalism Review. “As part of our episcopal identity, we recognize the dignity and worth that are common to humanity.”
“Instead of Merry Christmas! or happy holidays! “the guide says.” Say, take a great break! “
Other student guides include encouraging girls and boys to avoid using paint or toys, replacing gender signifiers such as husband and wife with spouse or partner, and making notes to respond when someone says something non-inclusive.
The 12-page sheet also includes a “Glossary of Identity and Shared Value,” which includes affinity or alliance groups, anti-racism, justice, gender equality, implicit bias, inclusion, institutional racism, intersectionality, microaggression, race and white privilege, and domination includes.
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The glossary is linked to classes that students can attend at the school, including a senior class called “Allying: Why? WHO? and how?”
The class comes with a booklet called “Accomplices Not Allies” which says, “The work of an accomplice in the anti-colonial struggle is to attack colonial structures and ideas.”
The text is next to a photo of a burning police car.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission