Sat Mar 18, 2017, 12:14 PM
def_con5 (3,268 posts)
Read and heed
Official guide to allowed words and phrases.
From Emerson college.
Here are a couple:
When referring to people with disabilities, emphasize the person first and then the disability. Use person with a disability, not disabled person or handicapped person.
Use person who uses a wheelchair instead of wheelchair-bound person.
Use historically underrepresented groups or people of color instead of minorities. People of color are actually the majority in many large U.S. cities.
Do not use a hyphen in ethnic classifications such as African American or Italian American.
Complete guide at:
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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:38 PM
toast-chef (7,994 posts)
2. Here's a crazy, old school idea -
I call people by their names! Tom, Mary.....whatever their name is. Irl conversation none of these labels come up.
The problem is that it seems like every other week, the "proper" and "correct" label changes. Just be kind to people, and don't worry about this.