The recent turbulent events in America have sharpened our sensitivities and heightened an awareness that some everyday terminology has hateful origins or carries a threatening or demeaning message. These words have long been integrated into our language and are so commonly used that their provocative intent has been diluted over time. It is time for change, and we are encouraged that relevant conversations are taking place across the US, and throughout the world.
TAG Video Systems is proud to be part of an industry united in its effort to develop replacement language for these terms of double entendre. Many of our trade associations and standards bodies are working hard to replace offensive terms with alternative words and phrases. We are committed to do all we can to support the efforts of our industry organizations, other companies and colleagues to enrich our vocabulary with appropriate, benign phrases.
At TAG we maintain a policy of zero tolerance regarding prejudice or discrimination of any kind. We strongly believe that every individual should be treated with respect and equality, and should never experience fear or discomfort from casually used terminology or insensitive actions – especially in the workplace. As a company, and as individuals, we pledge not to use pejorative language and to remain vigilant in our efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity, the building blocks of progress and creativity.