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Report: Federal Reserve tells workers to avoid using ‘biased terms’ like ‘Founding Fathers,’ ‘manmade’ — and even ‘singular generic pronouns’

Federal Reserve told employees to avoid using “biased terms” such as “Founding Fathers,” “manmade” — and even to ditch “singular generic pronouns,” Fox News reported, citing an internal webpage the cable network said it obtained.

What are the details?

A former Fed staffer with knowledge of the matter told Fox News the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors issued the guidance for all employees nationwide April 29.

“Bias-free language recognizes diversity and avoids stereotyping, demeaning, or excluding people on the basis of gender, race, ethnic group, religion, age, ability/disability, or sexual orientation,” the guidance states, according to the cable network.

“Try to avoid words and phrases that may be considered offensive, pejorative, or prejudiced (whether consciously or unconsciously), as these can distract your audience from the ideas/information you’re trying to convey,” the guidance also says, Fox News noted.

What terms did the guidance reportedly mention?

The cable network said the guidance contains a list of off-limits “biased terms” that includes terms such as “blacklist,” “grandfathered,” and “Founding Fathers.”

Instead, employees should instead use alternate terms such as “denied,” “legacy,” and “Founders,” Fox News said.

Other terms such as “whitelisted, “manpower,” “manmade,” as well as “singular generic pronouns” – “he,” she,” “his,” and “hers” – should be replaced with more “bias-free” alternatives such as “allowed,” “artificial,” the cable network said.

While the Fed stopped short of suggesting alternative pronouns such as “ze” and “zir” — which many readers of TheBlaze are all-too familiar with — Fox News said the Fed indicated “they,” “their,” and “theirs” would be fine alternatives.

What did the Federal Reserve have to say?

A Federal Reserve spokesman issued the following statement on the matter, the cable network reported: “The Federal Reserve has no language directives for employees.”

Anything else?

The Daily Wire reported that the Federal Reserve’s regional banks recently hosted “Racism and the Economy” for the purpose of “understanding the implications of structural racism in America’s economy and advancing actions to improve economic outcomes for all.”

The outlet added that Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey — a ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee — said he’d review the banks’ focus on “politically-charged issues, like global warming and racial justice.”

According to the Daily Wire, a letter from the Pennsylvania GOP senator to the Minneapolis, Boston, and Atlanta reserve banks reads:

Of course, racism is abhorrent and has no place in our society… I recognize the interest in studying economic disparities along demographic lines, such as race and gender. However, this subject matter is fraught with ideological assumptions and interpretations, and the work and analysis of the Fed seems heavily laden with political and value judgments.

Whether or not this is your personal view, I would remind you that only Congress has the authority to reform the Federal Reserve or modify its statutory mission. Moreover, I would caution you on the reputational damage being inflicted on the… Federal Reserve as a whole by pursuing a highly politicized social agenda unrelated to monetary policy.

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Get ready for rise of ‘neopronouns.’ They can include ‘fantasy characters’ such as ‘vamp/vampself,’ ‘prin/cess/princesself,’ ‘fae/faer/faeself.’

TheBlaze has reported frequently on the increasing use of alternate pronouns over recent years. Just in December, in fact, news hit that the admission application for a business school offered a whopping 27 alternate pronouns that prospective students could choose from — you know, inventions such as “ey,” “xie,” “hir,” “vis,” and “eirs” in case the apparently outdated “she” and “he” don’t suffice.

Well, the New York Times calls such newly created terms “neopronouns” — and according to the paper, we ain’t seen a thing yet.

Now what?

The Times on Thursday published a nearly 2,000-word article on the topic, revealing for starters that the phenomenon of using “they” and “them” to describe a single person is becoming normal.

But that’s old hat. Turns out that neopronouns — created terms like “ze” and “zir” that gloss over gender — are expanding to include “noun-self” pronouns, which can refer to animals or “fantasy characters,” the paper said.

Therefore, the Times reported, one’s pronouns can be “bun/bunself” and “kitten/kittenself” — or even “vamp/vampself,” “prin/cess/princesself,” “fae/faer/faeself.” The paper also said “common slang” (“Innit/Innits/Innitself”) is fair game, too.

“Many neopronoun users are dead serious, and are also part of online communities that are quick to react swiftly to offenses,” the paper explained. “They are deeply versed in the style and mores of contemporary identity politics conversations.”

More from the Times:

A popular Twitch streamer who goes by AndiVMG recently apologized after jokingly tweeting that her pronouns were “bad/af,” which led many neopronoun users to accuse her of transphobic invalidation of their identities.

AndiVMG did not respond to a request for comment for this article but wrote on Twitter: “It wasn’t meant to mock people who use neopronouns. However I have since educated myself on the matter and spoken to people who use neopronouns and I see why what I said was hurtful.”

How are folks reacting?

There’s plenty more conjugating of the issue within the lengthy Times’ treatise, but what seems more entertaining is how observers are reacting to the story.

TheBlaze’s Dave Rubin cut right to the chase:

Conservative scholar and author Christian Sommers wondered, “Is this all real?”

Others expressed similar sentiments:

  • “I shall now refer to myself as squi/squirlly/squirrelself,” one commenter wrote.
  • “OK this article made my head hurt,” another user said. “I respect pronouns usage. But this just seems like people taking it to far. We are not little kids who are making up names.”
  • “Another sign America is circling the bowl like a violent bowel movement,” another commenter opined.
  • “What about inanimate object pronouns like ‘Apache attack helicopter’ or apatcopter?” another user quipped. “Discrimination at its finest if they don’t [accept] my identity as apatcopter.”
  • “At what point are ya’ll sick of sharing a country with folks pushing this kind of stuff?” another commenter wondered. “Their fantasyland lifestyles are slowly dragging our country towards economic ruin. Let them live however they want, in a country they want. Break off half the US & let’s get back to truth.”
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WaPo admits that Latinos hate the term ‘Latinx’

Leftists want to abolish gender identity, and that presents a problem since most Romance languages, including Spanish, have masculine or feminine gender nouns. Progressives attempted to take the gender out of the Spanish language by changing “Latino” to the term “Latinx” around 2004. The only problem is that Latinos and Latinas hate the word “Latinx.”

The word “Latinx,” which is nearly a “term used exclusively within the United States,” has been rejected by the vast majority of actual Latinos. A 2019 poll found that a whopping 98% of Latinos do not identify with the Latinx term. Of those surveyed, 44% preferred to be called “Hispanic,” followed by 24% who would like to be classified as “Latino/Latina.”

A 2020 Pew Research survey found that only 23% of Hispanics had even heard of the term “Latinx,” and a minuscule 3% said they used the word to describe themselves.

This week, a Washington Post writer finally admitted, “Stop trying to make Latinx happen; it’s not going to happen.”

WaPo published an article titled, “‘Latinx’ hasn’t even caught on among Latinos. It never will.” Writer Jose A. Del Real outlined all of the reasons why Hispanics have rejected the progressive agenda to take gender out of their language.

Real noted that despite the word “Latinx” being widely used in progressive mediums and by left-wing politicians, they could be “accused of being out of touch with working-class Latino communities,” who dismiss the woke machinations. The writer also points out that “Latinx” doesn’t roll off the tongue and “plural derivatives like ‘latinxs’ and ‘amigxs’ and ‘tixs, are impossible to pronounce.”

Real suggests that pushing the term “Latinx” may have hurt Democrats in elections.

“Some strategists and journalists argue that progressives’ embrace of ‘Latinx’ lost some votes among Latino communities in Florida and Texas by imposing a label on people who do not use it to describe themselves,” Real wrote.

“This English-language modification to Spanish-language grammar does not achieve linguistically what it hopes to achieve culturally: an expansive recognition of autonomy and difference that people can use in everyday life,” Real said.

Despite Hispanics nearly universally rebuffing the woke “Latinx,” politicians, brands, and activists are likely to continue to use it to virtue-signal on how woke they are.