I love the pacific northwest, especially Seattle. It is simply beautiful. But I could never live there. The people are certifiably insane out there. Shortly after the state announces it will spend millions upon millions of tax payer dollars to make all state paperwork gender neutral comes this,
An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag."
According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used.
Citizen should be changed to residents and they have not quite come up with a replacement for brown bag, they are thinking sacked lunch may be more appropriate. Oh my. Apparently someone has gotten into their head that brown bag is a racial slur.
And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate a bring-your-own lunch time event, the term has a sorted history.
"It used to be a way people could judge skin color," Bronstein said in a phone interview
Don't these lawmakers have anything more pressing to deal with than this? I mean Seattle has one of the highest levels of homelessness in the country and this is what they are choosing to deal with? Have you ever heard anyone use the term brown bag lunch as a racial slur? I didn't think so.
Is is any wonder that our society and government is in such a mess?