The Air Force was issued a new list of rules by a senior Air Force leader that was emailed out, tackling the usage of offensive terms, sent to a large number of staff at Lackland Air Force Base.
Words on the list include: boy, girl, colonial, ‘you people’, blackmail, blackball, ‘sounds Greek to me’, ‘too many chiefs, not enough Indians’, ‘blondes have more fun’, and more.
“Please be cognizant that such conduct is 100 percent zero tolerance in or outside of the work climate,” the email stated. “Let’s capitalize on our richly diverse climate, and help others seek assistance if they are struggling with compliance.”
The Daily Caller reports:
An Air Force public affairs spokesperson told Fox News that the email does not constitute a list of prohibited terms.
“The Air Force has no list of prohibited terms,” the spokesperson said. “It was sent out by an individual simply reminding Airmen to be respectful to others.”
Still, it’s unclear how else airmen were supposed to interpret the phrase “100 percent zero tolerance.”
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized what he referred to as political correctness infecting the military under the Obama administration and pledged that he wouldn’t tolerate such policing of conduct.
“We are going to get away from political correctness,” Trump said in early October 2016.
“We have a politically correct military that is getting more and more politically correct everyday, and a lot of people in this room don’t even understand how it is possible to do that,” he added. “And that is through intelligence, not ignorance, believe me, because some of the things they are asking you to do and be politically correct about are ridiculous.”