Language is fluid, it is continuously changing, evolving and adapting to keep up with the needs of its users. For this reason, words and phrases that were deemed acceptable just a few years ago, may cause offense if used now. Choice of language may seem trivial, but in reality, it is an extremely powerful tool that can both reinforce and challenge stereotypes. It can convey respect and equality, or it can encourage people to think less of others, exuding contempt and hate. In fact, recent research by Stanford University found that some well-meaning statements can perpetuate harmful stereotypes that society
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