Examples of biased language are scattered throughout the English vocabulary. After researching hundreds of bias-words (past and present), we found 25 examples common enough to bring to your attention. Ongig’s Text Analyzer software, which flags these and many more exclusionary words, provides suggestions for alternatives to such biased words. We share those recommendations below too.
These 25 biased language examples include:
gender bias age bias race bias disability bias LGBTQ bias ethnicity bias
What is biased language?
But, first, what is biased language?
Biased language is made up of words or phrases that might make certain