The word “negro” is being discharged by the U.S. Army. In less than 24 hours after use of the outdated word came to light–and a social media backlash that was gaining momentum in the traditional media–the Army says it is now removing “negro” from its regulation governing command policies and responsibilities. Though the year is 2014, the word was still in a section of the “Army Command Policy” about how to describe black or African-American troops. The Army said in a statement that it fully recognized and promptly acted to remove outdated language as soon as it was called to the Army’s attention.
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