University Prof. Wants You to Say This Instead of ‘Merry Christmas’ to Stomp Out ‘Cultural Insensitivity’

by Jason Howerton | The Blaze  |  published on December 24, 2015

Instead of saying “merry Christmas” this year, a University of Central Florida political science professor wants you to try out a new phrase: “Happy federal holiday.”

The professor, Terri Susan Fine, argued in an editorial published in UCF Today that “we show cultural insensitivity both by equating one major holiday with a minor holiday and failing to recognize that diversity includes those who celebrate neither holiday.”

When you say “merry Christmas” or “happy Chanukah,” you’re not being “inclusive” enough, according to Fine.