There are a lot of different position titles within a government, corporation, or other organization. In order to make sense of everyone’s positions, there have to be plenty of names to go around.
There are supervisors and managers. And department heads or higher are often identified as chief – as in the chief executive officer, the chief operating officer, and so on.
The Oxford dictionary identifies the definition of “chief” as “the person with the highest rank in an organization.”
The word goes back hundreds of years and comes from the Old French term “chef.” For the most part, it is agreed that the word was used circa 1300.
“Chief” was also used during the colonization of North America. The word was used to describe the leader of the Indigenous nations that were encountered.
The liberals have decided that it’s time to get rid of the word because it is associated with Native Americans. Forget that it was used prior to then, too. Forget that Native Americans aren’t offended by our use of the word. This is all because liberals are in need of canceling words within the dictionary because it gives them some kind of power.
San Francisco is the first to begin canceling the word – and the school district is making the move by removing “Chief” from all of their job titles.
Let’s keep in mind that the Kansas City Chiefs, an NFL team, has chosen not to change their name. They have a deep-rooted history with the name. Despite other teams changing their names if it has been deemed offensive by even a small percentage of people, Chiefs president Mark Donovan has indicated that there are no plans to undergo a name change
San Francisco schools, however, have decided that the name has to go.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) reported to the Daily Caller that “At SFUSD we are eliminating the word ‘chief’ in people’s job titles and we’re still finalizing what the alternative title will be for people formerly called ‘chief.’”
According to the district’s spokesperson, Gentle Blythe, there were members of the Native American community that have expressed concern over seeing “chief” in the title.
It’s not surprising that the land of the liberals is the first to make this kind of change. Of course, it’s not as if the Native American communities have been particularly vocal about demanding this change. Had you heard about their displeasure? Yeah, me neither.
Blythe explains that “By changing how we refer to our division heads we are in no way diminishing the indispensable contributions of our district central service leaders.”
This is just another example of how the liberals will bow down to a select few who find offense with a particular name, word, or title. The easiest way would have been to simply address the fact that the word “chief” was in use throughout the English language long before we began interacting with Native American tribes.
There are plenty on Twitter pointing out just how ridiculous of a move this is, too. “Chief” didn’t originate from Native American usage. And the cost to change these titles will likely be dramatic. So, taxpayers are just going to cover the costs so that the people of SFUSD can feel better about themselves.
SFUSD is one of the largest employers in the area with over 10,000 employees. How many people have “chief” in the name? There’s no telling, but this is likely going to be a change that will take quite a while to roll out and will have almost no impact on the surrounding community.