Seattle politely discourages offensive words like 'brown bag' and 'citizen'

Seattle politely discourages offensive words like 'brown bag' and 'citizen'

Seattle politely discourages offensive words like 'brown bag' and 'citizen'

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by Web Publisher

NWCN.com

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

According to msnNOW, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights is encouraging government employees to stop using terms like "citizen" and "brown bag." The concern is that "brown bag" could be misinterpreted to skin color, and "citizen" is not as inclusive as the alternative: resident.

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