The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is getting a politically correct tune-up: removing the word ” bos ” from government job names out of culture sensitivity to Native Americans and removing masculine words to opt for more “gender neutral” language.
“You know, names and speech and what we use to call things actually matters, ” said Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, according to a report from Twin Cities posted Thursday.
” It is language that is offensive to people who are indigenous and actually offensive to a lot of people, specially when there is other speech available ,” grumbled Larson, adding, “when a gender is identified, it’s ever’ him.'”
The report noticed … … that Larson is seeking to update” Duluth’s expression in the town charter to be more gender-neutral and sensitive to other cultures .”
“It truly floors us in our work, and it can better reflect the task we do now, in terms of more modern language, ” the left-wing mayor clarified, elaborating on the” proposed charter modification that will go to the Duluth City Council on Monday ,” Twin Metropolis reported.
According Larson, the city’s chief financial officer, Wayne Parson, will go forward with the new name of “finance director.”
As for Duluth’s police and flaming directors , no concrete decisions have yet been made.
“When you get to public safety, that speech is very built into the framework of associations and peer-to-peer efforts and connections, ” Larson explained , was indicated that Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken and Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj were ready to title changes.
“So merely observing the privilege speech, our chiefs are interested in that and ready for that, but it is not something that we have really settled on at this point, ” the mayor said.
Community relations officer for the city, Alicia Kozlowski, said the the word ” bos” is “oftentimes ” ” a ethnic epithet, and it is transformed into a microaggression.”
“We have the opportunity to do better and be better before we are asked, ” Kozlowski said.
On May 6, the Duluth Charter Commission unanimously recommended that Chief Administrative Officer Noah Schuchman get a title change.
“It is a language change to more accurately reflect the city that we are and the city we are becoming, ” said Larson. “We are dropping the call’ chief’ with intention and with purpose so that we have more inclusive leadership and less speech that is rooted in hurt and offensive and intentional marginalization.”
Keeping in-line with supposed culture sensitivity, Quaker Oats announced last week that they will be rebranding and removing the name and imagery of their Aunt Jemima brand goods as to apparently not perpetuate “racial stereotypes.”
“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a ethnic stereotype, ” said a statement from Kristin Kroepfl, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quaker Meat North America. “While work has been done over the years to update the brand in a way that was intended to be appropriate and respectful, we realise those modifications are not enough.”
“We acknowledge the brand has not progressed sufficient to appropriately show the confidence, warmth, and dignity that we would like it to stand for today, ” Kroepfl added. “We are starting by removing the image and changing the name. We will continue the conversation by meeting diverse perspectives from both our organisation and the Black community to further evolve the brand and make it one everyone can be proud to have in their pantry.”
However, Larnell Evans Sr ., a great-grandson of “Aunt Jemima, ” is not pleased with the erasure of his great-grandmother’s legacy.
“This is an injustice for me and their own families, ” Evans, 66, told Patch reporter Mark Konkol. “This is part of my record, sir. The racism they talk about, using images from bondage, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female . … It hurts.”
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