Cal Poly is one of 23 California State Universities to change policies surrounding language used to describe undocumented people. The move was prompted by “Change the Subject: A documentary about labels, libraries, and activism” that is coming to campus Feb. 4.
My mom followed the old adage of “use dirty language, wash your mouth out with soap,” with her own modern twist. She was concerned about what eating soap would do to her kids, so instead we were forced to drip spicy Tabasco sauce on our tongues. I can still remember the sting. It wasn’t until now that I learned swearing could actually help that pain.