The PJ Tatler

Seattle Bans 'Brown Bag' and 'Citizen' from City Government Use Because They're Racist, or Something

Well, why not? We’re already throwing away our traditions, our faith, and our national defense. Why not throw our language away too?

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms “citizen” and “brown bag” are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city’s Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

“Luckily, we’ve got options,” Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. “For ‘citizens,’ how about ‘residents?'”

In an interview with Seattle’s KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term “brown bag” has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.

But usually, like 99.9999% of the time, it’s used to describe one of these.


A bag, that’s lightly brown. Brown. Bag. It’s not complicated.

“Citizen” used to be a term that meant the person had a status with respect to their rights and the law. Now it’s raaaacist, or something.

Why do we allow paranoid and crazy folks to dictate policy on millions of people? Can somebody explain that to me?

Bronstein told KIRO Radio the word “citizen” should be avoided because many people who live in Seattle are residents, not citizens.

“They are legal residents of the United States and they are residents of Seattle. They pay taxes and if we use a term like citizens in common use, then it doesn’t include a lot of folks,” Bronstein said.

Sigh. Other cities are taking political correctness to similar levels. New York is reportedly against the use of “dinosaur” because it can rile up evangelicals. Speaking as an evangelical, that’s nuts. Anyone who gets their bippy bent by “dinosaur” belongs in the booby hatch.

Soon enough, we won’t be able to talk at all.