University Says Using “Holiday” Instead of “Christmas” is Not Politically Correct Enough
Texas Woman’s University has warned students that describing Christmas parties as “Holiday” parties is now not politically correct enough and may offend Muslims, suggesting that the term “end of semester party” be used instead.
According to an advisory which described tips for an “all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office,” describing Christmas as a “holiday” is not longer multicultural enough because, “Not all faith traditions have holidays in December, and not everyone identifies with a particular faith tradition.”
Mark Kessler, professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies, says that in order to avoid “missteps” that might offend Muslims, Jews or atheists, party planners should refrain from using the word “holiday” because it “connotes religious tradition and may not apply to all employees.”
The use of “religious symbolism, such as images of Santa Claus, evergreen trees, or red-nosed reindeer” is also discouraged, as is “red and green sugar cookies shaped like Christmas trees.” Halal or kosher food should be offered to meet the “requirements of non-majority groups in your organization.”
Music “associated with a faith tradition, such as Christmas carols,” is also discouraged, with a “multicultural playlist that reflects all faith traditions” preferred.
Parties scheduled for December should be renamed “end of semester” parties or “end of fiscal year” parties.
Meanwhile, over in Italy, a priest has announced that there will be no nativity scene at a local cemetery because it might offend Muslims and atheists.
Every year, leftists claim that the “war on Christmas” isn’t a thing, and every year they are proven wrong.
Now even the politically correct neutral term “holiday” is not politically correct enough, proving once again that PC control freaks are censoring language in the name of cultural sensitivity.
President elect Donald Trump isn’t buying it. During a stop on his “thank you” tour in Wisconsin yesterday, Trump urged everyone to say “Merry Christmas” – with no regrets.