Colorado State University has brought on a diversity and inclusion official to help define proper campus language.
Rocky Mountain Collegian columnist Katrina Leibee recounted when the director of diversity and inclusion at Associated Students of Colorado State University Zahra Al-Saloom presented her “an entire packet of words and phrases that were deemed non-inclusive.”
“Long time, no see,” was one of the listed phrases.
Leibee had learned the saying was viewed as “derogatory” to “those of Asian descent.”
Leibee also reported the Al-Saloom even admitted that while she believes inclusive language is important to CSU students, “I’m not gonna try and change them, but educate them.”