Inclusive language is language that is free from words, phrases, or tones that reflect prejudiced, stereotyped or discriminatory views of particular people or groups. It is also language that doesn't deliberately or inadvertently exclude people from being seen as part of a group. Using this language is important because language is our main form of communication and it plays a powerful role both in contributing to and in eliminating discrimination. Please use this chart to inform your communication but remember that the most important guide to follow is the language that someone is using to describe themselves.
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Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Take time to educate yourself about language and histories of oppression.