“Don’t ask an Asian student you don’t know for help on your math homework or randomly ask a black student if he plays basketball. Both questions make assumptions based on stereotypes. And don’t say ‘you guys.’ It could be interpreted as leaving out women.” And be careful about singing along with rap songs in your car. Courtesy of the NYT: Welcome to the new college orientation sessions, where incoming freshmen are trained to avoid subtle insults.

+ Slate: The Trapdoor of Trigger Words.