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MSU staff identifies some phrases as "triggering"

Video Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan - Duration: 01:34s - Published
MSU staff identifies some phrases as 'triggering'

MSU staff identifies some phrases as "triggering"

Michigan State University staff have labeled some phrases as "triggering."

SOME PHRASES AS "TRIGGERING."IT WAS PART OF A TRAINING FORSTUDENT EMPLOYEES.FOX 47'S KYLIE KHAN HAS THEDETAILS.NO PROBLEM, BUT AND I APOLOGIZE.THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT MSUSTAFF SAYS CAN BE TRIGGERING FORSOME STUDENTS.

WHILE GIVING APRESENTATION TO MSUSERVICE CENTER EMPLOYEES, STAFFLISTED WORDS AND PHRASES THEYSAY ARE "TRIGGER WORDS."ACCORDING TO CAMPUS REFORM DOTORG,STUDENTS WERE GIVEN ALTERNATIVEPHRASES CALLED "CALMERS."THEY WERE ADVISED TO SAY "I AMTRULY SORRY" RATHERTHAN SAYING "I APOLOGIZE."ONE OF MY MANAGERS WENT TO THATTRAINING AND THEY TOLD THEM TOSAYWHEN A CUSTOMER COMES TELL THEMI'M HAPPY THAT NOW YOU'RE HERE.TO ME, THAT SOUNDS WEIRD.KATELYN HALL WORKS AT THE FRONTDESK OF ARESIDENCE HALL.SHE SAYS SHE SEES IT AS A WAY TOMAKE EVERYONEFEEL COMFORTABLE.WORKING AT THE DESK, I TRY TOWATCH WHAT I SAY THAT WAY I CANMAKE THEM FEEL AS WELCOME ASPOSSIBLE.

THAT WAY, THEY ENJOYTHEIR STAY ON CAMPUS ANDHOPEFULLY STAY HERE FOR THEIRNEXTFOUR YEARS.OTHER STUDENTS DISAGREE WITHTHOSE PHRASES BEINGLABELED AS "TRIGGERING."I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK SO.

IMEAN, I'VE BEEN SPOKEN TO LIKETHAT AND I SPEAK TO PEOPLE LIKETHAT.

I DON'T FIND ITDISRESPECTFUL.OTHER PHRASES ON THE LISTINCLUDE I DON'T KNOW, IT'S OURPOLICY, ANDYOU SHOULD HAVE.

REPORTING INEAST LANSING, KYLIE KHAN, FOX 47NEWSWE REACHED OUT TO MICHIGAN STATEFOR COMMENT.

A SPOKESPERSON SAIDQUOTE... BUILDING INCLUSIVECOMMUNITIES IS PART OF M-S-U'SCOREVALUES




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