Duluth Mayor Plans To Ban Word “Chief”
Duluth Mayor Plans To Ban Word “Chief”
Hey Minnesota, have y’all lost your gol-durned minds? I know it’s been colder than a well-digger’s boots and the quarantine doesn’t make life any easier, but you folks are trying to beat the state of Washington for outhouse rat crazy. You got killer cops, riots, drive through zoos, and did I mention cold? Now, the Mayor of Duluth wants to ban the word “chief” because it’s offensive to indigenous peoples. Bless her heart.
The Mayor of Duluth, Emily Larson, has asked the City Council to remove the word “Chief” from job titles. That means no more Chief Financial Officer or Chief Administrative Officer. National Review reported:
Duluth Mayor Emily Larson told City Council members on Wednesday to approve the change in a vote next week “so that we have more inclusive leadership and less language that is rooted in hurt and offensive, intentional marginalization.”
Duluth community relations officer Alicia Kozlowski, a member of the Lake Superior Chippewa, supported the move.
“I think that there are other titles that we have the opportunity to use to steer away from language that may put people down based off their race or culture,” Kozlowski told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Kozlowski said the word “chief” is “a racial epithet, and it turns into a microaggression.”
It’s the fact that it’s cold up there for ten and a half months per year, right? We are going to have to add Emily to the list of white women scold names, along side Karen and Becky. Mayor Emily of Duluth and Mayor Jenny of Seattle are the poster womyn for white, social justice wokerati.
Here is Miss Emily making the announcement at the Duluth City Council virtual meeting. The announcement starts at close to 11 minutes. Start at 9:50 so that you can listen to her describe the type of people who should apply for Duluth metropolitan area jobs. Two-spirits are welcome; white men and cisgendered women are not welcome.
I have come to the conclusion, that to be this woke, one has to be dumber than a post with the imagination of a gnat. Miss Emily has less than zero intellectual curiosity. If she had any intellectual curiosity, she would have looked up the word “chief” on the interwebs:
Noun -c. 1300, “head, leader, captain; the principal or most important part of anything;” from Old French chief “leader, ruler, head” of something, “capital city” (10c., Modern French chef), from Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput “head,” also “leader, chief person; summit; capital city” (from PIE root *kaput- “head”). Meaning “head of a clan” is from 1570s; later extended to headmen of American Indian tribes (by 1713; William Penn, 1680s, called them kings). Commander-in-chief attested from 1660s.
Being a Scots-Irish kind of girl, I know about Clan Chiefs. I am not letting some washed out, frigid (It’s cold.) scold from Minnesota tell me what kinds of words are offensive. Indigenous peoples don’t get to own that word. In trying to learn about American continent, Indian leadership, I read the most romanticized scholarly paper ever. You can read it here. This paper makes them sound almost like H.G. Wells Eloi. Whatevs.
So Miss Emily wants to eliminate the word “chief”. She hasn’t figured out how she is going to rename the Fire Chief or the Police Chief. She’ll come up with something appropriately Orwellian.
Mayor Emily responded to a tweet laughing at her silliness:
Thank you so much for sharing your input! Thrilled to have your name calling & race baiting all the way from SoCal! We must be doing something right. https://t.co/YinplTH0lz
— Emily Larson (@LarsonForDuluth) June 18, 2020
Now, I am going to make her empty head explode. Hey, Em, don’t you think the word “officer” is offensive and might trigger … someone? Police officers are the new villains, after all. Looks like you are going to ban that word too. It’s the cold, isn’t it?