The Strange Outrage Over the Brandeis Oppressive Language List

Recently, the right discovered an insidious plot by a “woke” university to seize control of the English language once and for all. A list of “oppressive language” published by the Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) at Brandeis University has been smugly shared on social media as an example of Orwellian overreach by the academic left.

An article from The Daily Mail seemed to kick off the outrage, focusing on a few questionable entries. The article dishonestly stated that certain phrases, such as “trigger warning,”…