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The following list contains diversity related information. These terms will help guide use of appropriate terms and lists unacceptable phrases that are commonly used. Be aware that words and phrases that are acceptable today could potentially be outdated or harmful in the near future. Able-bodied - Refers to a person who does not have a disability. Although not a derogatory term, it is not preferred. Use without a disability. See disability, disabled. Accents - Many words used in English derived from other languages require accents e.
Use accents in a proper name only if the person uses them. Acculturation - Process of acquiring a second culture. It is not assimilation. See assimilation, immigration. Acquaintance Rape - When a victim is attacked by someone he or she has met or been involved with before — i. ADA - Acronym for Americans with Disabilities Act, federal civil-rights legislation that deals with discrimination in employment, public accommodation, transportation and telecommunications, on the basis of disability. Affirmative Action - Refers to proactive policies that increase representation of people of color and women in employment, education and business by expanding access and opportunity.
Africa - Use Africa only if related to the continent as a whole. Use specific countries or regions in the continent when possible. Do not use Dark Continent.
See African, African American. African - Resident of Africa, regardless of race or ethnicity. Not a synonym for African American. See African American, Black. Not a synonym for Black. See Black. Afro-American - Outdated synonym for African American.
Although not a derogatory term, avoid when possible. Use Black or African American if appropriate. African Caribbean, Afro-Caribbean - Although people from the Caribbean of African descent can be from any race or ethnicity, the terms refer to nonwhite Caribbean people of African descent. Both are acceptable. AIDS - Acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a disease that weakens the human immune system, which makes it difficult for the body to fight opportunistic infections.
Medications can slow progression, but there is no cure. Regardless of orientation, anyone can develop AIDS. Use person with AIDS, or, if used in a medical context. AIDS patient. See HIV. Alien - Do not use the term "illegal alien. Amerasian - Describes person born in Korea of a Korean mother and a non-Asian father, and a person born in Vietnam of a Vietnamese mother and a non-Asian father. Originally described people fathered by members of the U.
See Asian, Asian American. American - Describes a citizen of the United States. However, this term also may describe any citizen of North, Central or South America. American Indian - Used by the U. Census Bureau as the preferred term for Native American. Although not a derogatory term and used by some Native Americans, it is not preferred. Do not use Indian as a synonym. See Native American, Indian. Arab - Person from an Arabic-speaking nation. Not a synonym for Muslim.
Most Arabs are Muslims, but not all Muslims are Arab e. See Islam. Asian - Describes resident of the continent of Asia, regardless or race or ethnicity. Not a synonym for Asian American. See Asian American. Asiatic - Derogatory term for Asian or Asian American. See derogatory terms. Hyphenate only when used as an adjective. Asian is not a synonym. See Asian. See deaf, disability. Assimilation - Process of replacing one's first culture with a second culture. Is not acculturation.
See acculturation, immigration. Assistance animals - Describes animals that assist people with disabilities. Mostly refers to dogs, but can include other animals. Also service animals, guide dogs. Seeing Eye dog is a trademark of a group called The Seeing Eye. Barrio - Avoid using barrio to describe a low-income Latino neighborhood.
Use the name of the neighborhood. See ghetto. Bilingual - Although bilingual often refers to Spanish and English, it describes fluency between any two languages. Bilingual education - A teaching method in which students are taught the language of the country they live in by using their native language. Although often related to Spanish and English, it refers to any two languages. Bindi - Hindi name for decoration worn by some Asian women between the eyebrows. Does not indicate marital status. See Hindi. Birth defect - Derogatory term for a disability since birth.
Use congenital disability or disability since birth. See congenital disability, disability, derogatory terms. Bisexual - Person attracted to either sex. Do not assume or infer non-monogamy. See orientation. Black - Nonwhite person of Black descent, regardless of national origin.
Use Black only in this larger context. Use terms as African American, Haitian, etc. See African American, white, race. Blind - Use only for a person with total loss of sight. Many people who are legally blind have partial sight. For them, use visually impaired, partially sighted or person with low vision as alternatives. Avoid as a synonym for ignorant.
Buddhism - Religion founded by the Buddha. Adherents are Buddhists. Not synonymous with Hinduisms or Hindus. See Hinduism. Braille - A system of writing and printing for people who are blind where characters and letters are formed by raised dots felt with the fingers. Not limited to English. Always capitalized.
See blind, disability, disabled. Spoken by many 19th century Chinese immigrants to the United States and still spoken widely in many Chinese-American communities. Catholic, Catholicism - Although these terms usually refer to the Roman Catholic Church, they can also refer to other Christian denominations, such as the Eastern Orthodox churches.Prefer oriental mexican or black woman
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