Stupidity hit a brand new high recently as the USC School of Social Work sent out a decree eradicating the word ‘field’ from their curriculum because it is considered anti-black and anti-immigrant.
And all this does is make them anti-smart.
As the statement reads, “Specifically, we have decided to remove the term ‘field’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum.’”
They’re going to replace it with the word ‘practicum’ — which sounds like some kind of spell you learn at Hogwarts.
How does this tie into sports, you ask? Well, if we ban the word ‘field’ it will without a doubt have a direct effect on the world of sports.
What would we call our practice field? “Hey guys, make sure you are on the practicum on time.”
What in the hell is Justin Fields going to do?
Today, athletes compete in track and field. So now we have track and … practicum?
Don’t forget all of the stadiums that have the dirty ‘f’ word in them have to change too; can’t wait to catch a game at Lambeau Practicum.
The truth is nobody has ever been hurt by the word field, just like they aren’t hurt by mascots like the Braves, Indians, or Redskins. These same people who think they’re helping end racism aren’t smart enough to know they’re actually helping keep it alive. There is racism of all forms. It exists against black, white, brown, and every other group. But when we keep inventing ways to talk about it because it’s hip, it only fuels the fire.
Where racism exists we should not only disavow it but erase it. Instead we only add branches to an already sick tree.
So, no, USC Social School of Social Work, I won’t stop using the word field. In fact, I am going to make a concentrated effort to use it more.
Stop playing stupid games with serious things — and believe me when I say … THIS AIN’T IT.
Jake Crain is co-host of “Crain & Company.” the Daily Wire’s sports show hosted by former athletes and coaches Jake Crain, Blain Crain, and David Cone. Follow him @JakeCrain_
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