Major Universities Ban The Use Of This Phrase For COVID-19 Virus…Seriously?

(Tea Party 247) – Does it get any dumber than this?

Diversity officials for the University of California system, whatever those are, have banned students and faculty from using the word “Chinese virus” to describe a virus from China that is currently ravaging the globe.

A statement from the Council of Chief Diversity Officers instructs everyone in the system to “reject racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech, both in person and online.”

“Be an ‘up-stander,’ and discourage others from engaging in such behavior,” they declare.

“Do not use terms such as ‘Chinese virus’ or other terms which cast either intentional or unintentional projections of hatred toward Asian communities,” the statement reads.

Also, they declare, “Do not allow the use of these terms by others.”

“Allow”?? What does this even mean, are you suppose to conducts a citizens campus arrest if someone notes the origin of the COVID-19 virus?

They also make some helpful suggestions, like to “be inclusive and remember that everyone has different circumstances.”

The statement also comes with helpful instructions for conducting classes online to accommodate the meeting of health guidelines, but recommends not to criticize students for “casual attire.”

“Remember that people may be operating without resources and access to man material items and services,” the document notes.

The Daily Wire accused the university system of “bowing to current political correctness.”

The document goes as far as to spoon-feed people what they should say instead of “Chinese virus,” instructing them instead to “refer to the virus as either ‘COVID-19’ or ‘coronavirus’ in both oral and written communications.”

Included in the statement is a Joint Statement from the Vice Chancellor – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Interim Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs at UC Davis titled “Rejecting Coronavirus Xenophobia.” (Can you believe that’s a job??)

This statement reads: “A core of our mission at UC Davis Health is, of course, to advance health. Yet, health, privilege and bias are often intertwined. In recent weeks, we have seen an example of this in the alarming rise in bigotry and xenophobia against Asian communities. For many Asians, the racism is not new, but it has been emboldened as Asians are scapegoated for the coronavirus epidemic. This is doubly painful as Chinese communities also bear the weight of most of the lives lost.”

As the Daily Wire reported, Jerry Kang, the vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UCLA, said: “you can see why I’m concerned about the use of another name, ‘Wuhan virus,’ which reflects both intellectual laziness and stereotyping.”

“It’s lazy in the sense that there are more precise names for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and the disease that it causes, COVID-19. We’re smart enough to learn the proper nomenclature,” he said.

WND notes:

WND reported last week two members of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission had issued a rebuttal to their panel’s majority statement warning of “growing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia” in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Commission members Peter Kirsanow and Gail Heriot, who regularly dissent with their colleagues’ positions, said they certainly agree that COVID-19 “is no excuse for anyone to attack or insult individuals of Asian descent and that when such acts rise to the level of criminal behavior, law enforcement should immediately intervene.”

“But that’s obvious to just about everyone in America,” they said. “The rare exception is unlikely to read the Commission’s statement, much less be persuaded by it.”

Kirsanow and Heriot challenge the panel’s claim that the relatively small number of incidents cited — mostly involving misbehavor by children and teenagers — indicates there is wave of racially motivated attacks.

53 COMMENTS

  1. It seems that these are “California colleges”. So I guess that is a racist saying. It probably should be “Student Collages. You must not say “The University of Iowa because Iowa points to an Indian tribe which souold have nothing to do with education. Ergo, racism. Lyme disease certainly casts a racial implication on Lyme county where the disease was originally discovered. Ergo, more racial implications. When does the idiotic lunacy end.

  2. What a crock! They probably pay those diversity guys six figure salaries to come up with that nonsense. It isn’t, and never has been, racist to identify a disease by it’s country of origin. Saying “Chinese virus” is just a convenient way to identify the disease and it doesn’t impugn or criticize anyone. The first thing we need to do is get rid of the word police. Is it xenophobic to say they have no value in life?

  3. Where were all the bleeding heart libtards when the Spanish flu pandemic was ravaging the planet? It seems to me, the only ones that are offended by saying Chinese-anything are the librards that want to control how we talk and think. You all know, as well as I, that there are more racist things said ABOUT Caucasians by other races, than are said BY Caucasians about other races. Remember, offense is taken, not given. When did everybody become such babies?Don’t be so thin-skinned, America.

    • Of course, countries are not races. Chinese is to China what Americans is to America. The problem is the overpaid lib word police just have to have some way to try to convince people that they are relevant.

  4. Exactly…..I feel sorry for all of the liberal parents wasting their money sending their kids to californicatd colleges…….

  5. Where did you think it came from you bunch of dumb bunnies! Or have you been annexed by the communist Chinese out there on the Left Coast? It’s the Wuhan flu plain and simple. I have a right to my opinion and I can say what I want, this is America! The First Amendment is still in force.

  6. CNN, NYT, WAPO, Reuters etc used the term “Chinese virus” and Wuhan Virus in January of 2020 in headlines. So Trump followed media convention and suddenly it’s racist. This is Leftist PC double standards at their in- your-face peak.

    “Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works”–By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Updated 10:59 PM ET, Mon January 20, 2020

    “First U.S. case of potentially deadly Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Washington state” Washington Post By Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein Jan. 21, 2020 at 5:16 p.m. EST

    “Japan and Thailand Confirm New Cases of Chinese Coronavirus” New York times By Sui-Lee Wee Published Jan. 15, 2020 Updated Jan. 21, 2020

    “Japan confirms case of new Chinese virus, spread is ‘concerning’ ” Reuters Japan
    January 15, 2020 / 7:56 PM / 2 months ago

  7. Seriously!!! Dude!!! These are the people who are “educating” our next generation of leaders??? Hopefully we will get some toilet paper soon because that’s where these people are leading us…right down the toilet. When I went to college we studied math, engineering, accounting and the like so we could get a JOB. Yes we had some “protesters” whom most of us thought were at the least weird. They studied liberal arts and didn’t get JOBS.

  8. just another reason not to send your child to college; send them to a trade school, at least they will have some thing to offer when they get out in the world.

  9. I seem to remember some historical references to the “Spanish influenza” or the “Spanish flu”. This was slightly before my time, so should the history books be purged of these labels in order to conform to the PC stance of these members of the far-left academia? (Pinheads, all)

  10. OK. They ban calling it a “Chinese Virus”. How about we call it the “Communist Disease”?! If we do this then Bernie Sanders will support it.

  11. With so much free time you would think that people making comments on social media would come up with rational intelligent I’mnteresting thoughtful comments instead of just all the crap to “blame Trump for everything” nonsense that the media puts out.

  12. Screw the University, I will still call it the Chinese Virus or the Wuhan Virus aka COVID-19 simply because that is where it started. It has NOTHING to do with the Asians aka Chinese people but rather the location of point of origin. Just like the Spanish Flu started in Spain, the Americas Plague blew up in the Americas brought over by the Europeans on ship, the London Plague, the Russian Plague, the Asian Flu, the West Africa Ebola Virus, AND the Zika Virus. People who are attacking Asians are wrong for doing so. They need to be attacking the Government of China AKA the China Communist Party aka CCP for allowing it to get out of control by not disclosing the outbreak earlier…. so AGAIN, screw the University, they are not in position to name the viruses when they are discovered…. It’s a process that has been around much longer than University Administrations!

    • CAll it Chinese or SLANTEYED or WUHAN but STFU and ENJOY THE LOCKDOWN WORTHLESS DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST PARTY MAGGOTS SQUEEZE ANYMORE PELOSI YOUR ASS IS GONNA EXPLODE WHICH IS A GOOD THING 2/75 th RANGERS SUPPORT TRUMP OOH RAAH

  13. Ban the words, ban thought, ban freedom, ban life. It shows just how infected the tax-payer funded public systems have become with the marxist/communist/socialist/democrat disease. What cant we call that, the liberalism virus? They demonize those who fill the trough they feed from. Time to stop filling it. Cut Federal funding to ALL schools.

  14. Isn’t it just wonderful to have these high and mighty universities to have a “Vice Chancellor–Diversity,Equity and Inclusion” to pontificate to the masses on such important topics.
    I suppose fully tenured, with full free health and dentist cover, with x number of free national and international travel per year, unlimited expense account, free communication expenses, free educational improvement programs, 4 months (+) paid leave per annum, etc, etc. Plus time available to justify their existance.

  15. Seriously? So if a virus originated in America and then the term was originated “American” would you cry xenophobia? Nothing racist about calling something or someone from China “Chinese”. Not Helpful, liberal universities! Your continued rhetoric of everything being xenophobic, etc. demonstrates your continued political influence instead of promoting critical thinking. If something originates in China it is Chinese. This is very basic, not xenophobic, but obviously over the head of liberal professors. Pathetic!

    • Our country is infested with the ” domestic enemies ” as in the oath that millions of us took when going into the military .

    • Typical californicators…. do not upset the chinese government…….Stupid liberal university so called educators ( NOT )

  16. Something has to be done about the people who run the nations colleges. They are fomenting mass insanity on the American public, and they aim to destroy the American constitution and replace it with their own neo-tribalism.

  17. SIMPLY PUT THESE UNIVERSITIES HAVE RECEIVED SO MUCH AID AND TUITION FROM FOREIGN COMMUNIST REGIMES AND OUR OWN MORONIC POLITICOS OVER THE YEARS IN D.C. ESPECIALLY FROM THE LAST ACTIVIST PRESIDENT , WHO NEVER BUILT ANYTHING OR HAD RUN ANY BUSINESS BUT TO AGITATE ANYONE OR ANY COMPANY WHOSE VALUES DIFFERED FROM HIS , AND SO THIS SEED OF MARXISM HAS CLEARLY SPROUTED ROOTS AND HAS GROWN TO BE NOTHING SHORT OF A TRUE EPIDEMIC IN ACADEMIA , AND CERTAINLY IS THE HOPE OF GLOBAL MARXISM WORLD WIDE — FREE SPEECH IS A INHERITED RIGHT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS AND THE RESTRICTION THERE OF SHOULD BE DEALT WITH SWIFTLY AND WITH CLARIFICATION ABOUT WHAT IS PART OF OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS –IT’S REALLY HORRIBLE TO SEE HOW THEY GO ABOUT THE PRIVILEGE OF DISPARAGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT ANY RAMIFICATIONS , SEEING HE IS A SUCCESSFUL WHITE BUSINESSMAN BUT ___GOD FORBID MAKE THEM LOOSE THEIR JOB AND MAYBE EVEN LOCK THEM UP IF ANYONE DARE TO DO THAT SAME THING TO OBAMA-CIVILITY AND HONESTY AND OPEN DIALOGUE SHOULD BE WHAT’S OCCURING ON CAMPUS –NOT MARXIST RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE FEW

  18. Have you ever considered that “PC” is an anti-diversity behavior? If there is no diversity of conversation or thought then their is stagnation. Stagnation equals the death of progress. So, maybe these “diversity officers” need better qualifications. Why don’t we require that they live a year (at their own expense) in every country of the world. When they are done with that they will be qualified to say something about “diversity”. No one lives 200 years? Well, sorry. I suppose you can never meet the basic qualification requirement.

    • Agreed, Pressure must be put on China to permanently ban those live meat markets that have been responsible for pandemics. After SARS China banned these markets but allowed them to reopen after a couple of years. Now we have COVID-19 and once again tens of thousands will die as a result of these disease factories. China has temporarily banned them again but they will be back unless the world puts pressure on them.

  19. Leave it to California to lead the crusade for “political correctness” in the name of hurt feelings, merely because somebody called something what it IS! Does that sound familiar, Omar? It should, because you made somewhat similar remarks about the events of 9/11/2001 (“some people did something…”, and blah, blah, blah!). “Political correctness” is for wimps and other pussies who have a plethora of sensitivity and a dearth of crust! What has happened to this country? The answer is long-winded but it’s all around if one can but perceive!

    • It’s more like “Caliprunia” than California these days….. They have become Prunes and they don NOT control me or my thoughts…. PC means nothing to me but the truth and facts means everything to me! AND I totally agree with what you said here!
      GOD BLESS the USA

  20. The truth is that this horrible virus came directly from CHINA ! You can’t sugarcoat it, and shouldn’t sugarcoat it. CHINA was DIRECTLY responsible for this, and calling it the “Chinese Virus”, is NOT racist in the least, just TRUTHFUL !

  21. My First Amendment WILL NOT BE LIMITED by any of the godz of (“HIGHER EDUCATION, OR THEIR OUTCOME BASED – COMMON CORE surviving spawn)!!

    • Hell NO I AM SWORN OATHKEEPER PROTECTORS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION GOD AND COUNTRY WE HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT TAUGHT WHEN I WENT TO BASIC TRAINING STILL UPHOLD TODAY FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC SO HELP ME GOD

  22. Thought you people in high education were smart, but even a person like me is smart enough to know the Chinese coronavirus is from China !!!

    • these people are college educated meaning they only know the communist propaganda a their lefty professors brainwash them with. Try looking at the WHO naming convention for infectious diseases for 200 years they are all named after their official place of origin. Don’t listen to college people they are all dumb and even more foolis that they are taking out loans for $100K to go to college and most work in Mc Donalds after they graduate, and will be in debt for life. FOOLS

  23. They can no longer be referred to as Institutes of Higher Learning, as they continue to show they cannot support the truth.

  24. But it is acceptable to use a term like “white privileged “ that casts an unfair and unfavorable profile on innocent folks based on skin color. “White trash” is another one. Are we taking about location, cultural origin, or skin color. Don’t like your broad brush.

    • Excellent point!! The level of cowardice in these institutes should embarrassed them all…but it doesn’t!

    • Call me white trash in person would be your last use some good RANGER TATICS they would not forget.STOP HEY WHAT’S THAT SOUND..

  25. ATTENTION ALUMNAE! DO NOT DONATE TO THIS ALMA MATER. You are allowing prejudices to be taught and freedom of speech denied. You young whippersnappers are so big on entitlement The damn virus originated in China and it is thereby entitled to be called CHINESE!

    What do you call meat, vegetables, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots served over rice with soy sauce? Well, duh! CHINESE food. Tacos, refried beans and cilantro rice is called MEXICAN food. Wienersnitchzel is GERMAN food. Spaghetti is ITALIAN. When these proper adjectives are used, the reader/listener knows exactly what thought is being relayed. So here is another applicable and accurately descriptive adjective-noun you can’t mistake CALIFORNIA.S UCLA FACULTY/ADMINISTRATION MORONS!!!

  26. These Universities are one of the biggest problems in the United States. They are still hung up on political correctness when it is unnecessary. It is and will forever be the Chinese Virus. Just like German Measles and the Spanish Flu!
    Get over it!

  27. These Universities are nothing more than Communist indoctrinating cesspools. They should all be shut down.
    How is it that “Chinese virus” is racist,but Russian collusion is not?

  28. This is what one would expect from California’s idiots. A prime example of the mental masterbation which flows from their open mouths.

    The coronavirus originated in China … it is a Chinese eminating malady.

    You people have a hair across your butts and therefore think you are a banjos!

  29. Once again Universities have proven that “Liberalism is a mental disorder”. They promote ( tongue in cheek) freedoms for all and violate these freedoms in the same breath. Unless of course it aligns with their woke agenda. Violating certain groups of their freedoms in their minds is not a violation of their freedoms. Oh, by the way Covid 19 is the ” Chinese coronavirus from China. It is not an insult to the people of China, no more than the “Spanish Flu” is an insult to all Spanish people. It is however important to know where it comes from to identify, combat and to place responsibility on its origin. To be “woke” in itself is a violation of basic freedoms nor can there be any other result. Get over yourselves.

    • It would also be important that as a college educated vice president of diversity,that you would realize that Chinese is NOT a race,therefore calling COVID-19 the Chinese virus is NOT racist nor Xenophobic. It just is what it is. God help us,this is the next generation of Democrat Morons to run the Government.

  30. Are they banned for not listening to stupid people where did the virus come from that does not mean you hate the Chinese people.Tell this guy to get his head out of his ass and quit being butt hurt.

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