Federal Reserve tells employees to avoid 'biased terms' like 'Founding Fathers'

The Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors issued the guidance for all employees nationwide on April 29, a former Fed staffer with knowledge of the matter told Fox News.

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Bias-free language recognizes diversity and avoids stereotyping, demeaning, or excluding people on the basis of gender, 人種, ethnic group, 宗教, 年齢, ability/disability, or sexual orientation,” the guidance states.

Try to avoid words and phrases that may be considered offensive, pejorative, or prejudiced (whether consciously or unconsciously), as these can distract your audience from the ideas/information you’re trying to convey,” it continues.

Jerome Powell is the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which recently instructed employees to avoid "biased terms" お気に入り "Founding Fathers."

Jerome Powell is the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which recently instructed employees to avoidbiased terms” お気に入り “Founding Fathers.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The guidance contains a list ofbiased termsto avoid, 含む “blacklist,” “grandfathered,” そして “Founding Fathers.Employees are instructed to use terms likedenied,” “legacy,” そして “Founders” 代わりに.

The Fed also said the termswhitelisted, “manpower,” “manmade,” そして “singular generic pronouns– such as “彼,” 彼女,” “his,” そして “hers– should be replaced with morebias-freealternatives likeallowed,” “artificial,” and pronouns such as “彼ら,” “彼らの” そして “theirs.

Such speech codes are more frequently found on college campuses, where they have caused controversy, though they have become more common at government entities.

San Diego officials in 2016 had to walk back similar guidance, which instructed city employees not to use the termFounding Fathers,” before it was scrapped.

The Federal Reserve declined to comment.

フォックス・ニュース’ Sam Dorman contributed reporting

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