Reducing discriminatory use of language

Relaxing prejudiced use of language
Reducing prejudice in language
Reducing linguistic discrimination

In 1999, the South African government introduced law banning the publication of "propaganda, ideas or theories based on unfair racial stereotypes". This would ban the use of "hurtful and abusive words" such as kaffir, boer, coolie and coon. The media were also banned from "violating the privacy of individuals by publishing personal details that could impair their dignity", such as "disabled".

Counter Claim:

Banning publication of discriminatory language would make it virtually impossible to record what people say in anger, for example racially-charged politics and parliamentary records.

Constrained by:
Using linguistic elitism
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality