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Colleges Consider Adopting Inclusive Language in Their Systems

Chronicle photo by Julia Schmalz

A "Them They Theirs" button worn by Charlèse Joyce, a student at Central Piedmont Community College, indicates third-person alternatives increasingly used to refer to individuals in a gender-neutral way.
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He said, she said, ze said.

Ze? That’s not a typo, as you already know if you have followed the expanding national conversation about gender identity and expression. Along with "they" — in reference to a single person — "ze" has emerged as an...

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