USC Will No Longer Use The Word "Field" Because Of Racist Connotations

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USC issued a memo suggesting that the term "field" should not be used in any academic context for fear that it could convey racial issues

USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work said the change was critical to support anti-racist social work and inclusivity.

The department specifically decided to remove the word “field” from its curriculum and replace it with “practicum,” according to the letter, which was dated Jan. 9 and shared to Twitter.

“This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favor of inclusive language,” the letter said.

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