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University department removes the word 'field' over racist 'connotations'

References including "field work" and "going into the field" may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers "that are not benign", the school of social work at the University of Southern California wrote in a letter to staff and students.





A university department in the US has said it has removed the word "field" from its curriculum because it may have racist "connotations".

Under the change, phrases including "field work" and "going into the field" will no longer be used, according to a letter from the school of social work at the University of Southern California (USC).



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