A new ‘diversity and inclusion’ training manual released by the US Air Force Academy is now instructing cadets to avoid the terms “mom” and “dad” and opt for more inclusive language that “includes all genders.”
The slide presentation is titled, “Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do.”
“Some families are headed by single parents, grandparents, foster parents, two moms, two dads, etc.: consider ‘parent or caregiver’ instead of ‘mom and dad,'” the presentation states. “Use words that include all genders: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend.’”
“Not ‘Colorblind’ or ‘I don’t see color,’ but Color Conscious,” it adds. “We see Color/Patterns AND VALUE people for their uniqueness.”
“Now we’re instructing every cadet entering the Air Force to not say mom and dad, to not say boyfriend or girlfriend, and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality,” said Republican Congressman Mike Waltz. “I think the Air Force should be worried about the macro aggressions against America that are happening all over the world.”
Read the full report here.