It did get me thinking, though, about the power of words...or rather, their real and implied meanings. While many argue that words have great power to change the world...it's really the idea behind the word that's doing the heavy lifting. The ideas are permanent, immortal, and likely in existence long before a word came around. Think about the word "before"; before there was a word for before, things still occurred in a linear fashion meaning certain events happened prior to other events. "Before" has always been a thing...even if the word wasn't there.
So when we argue about banning words...we're not really killing the ideas; just attempting to decouple the word...for a time. If a word becomes too "offensive" and we cut it out of the conversation, we might succeed in killing the word, but a euphemism will ultimately fill the gap. Eventually that word will be used more and more...until it too will need banned some day. It's never a matter of getting rid of a phrase, it's about stopping an idea. A concept much easier to say than to do.
So as school starts in...30 hours, it's important to remember the power of words...but also remember words are just small pin-holes that allow us to see/describe/say/understand a brighter, immortal, idea. They're just puppets and stand-ins; banning them won't stop the ideas from pulling the strings.