Skip to comments.Microaggression: Never heard of it? You may be guilty of it.
Posted on 02/03/2014 6:47:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As a group of students begins studying for a calculus exam, a white student turns to an Asian peer and says, Hey, would you mind helping me solve this problem? Its really difficult, but you can probably do it. The Asian student agrees to help, but for some reason feels uncomfortable with the way the question was asked.
Is the Asian student being oversensitive? Was the white student subtly and subconsciously displaying racial prejudice against Asians? Could both be true?
According to Dr. Derald Sue, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, the Asian student may have been the victim of a microaggression an everyday slight, putdown, indignity, or invalidation unintentionally directed toward a marginalized group.
Sue has been researching microaggression since 2007 and has written two books on the subject. According to him, the person delivering the microaggression often does not know hes doing it and might even think he is complimenting the other individual....
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
So it’s a slur to think someone is smarter than you?
No kidding. How is acknowledging the Asian student’s possible math prowess a “put down”? Haven’t we been told a hundred times they are smarter than we are?
But notice here yet another way to attack conservatives over racism?
I am the victim of this kind of aggression every day of my life.
If they aren’t prejudicially deferring to my startling good looks, then they are in seeming awe of my intelligence.
They must be really bad people to think of me as they do, what’s next, admiring my athleticism?
It’s a nightmare I tell you.
Otherwise known as: living off taxpayer "grants" for the past seven years.
The racism of low expectations, the racism of high expectations. Now all we need is the racism of mediocrity.
Sure. Happens all the time. You ignore it, because it was unintentional after all. If it was intentional, you reply with a humorous dig that makes your point but lets you both laugh it off.
A good sense of humor goes a long way. Not being too sensitive and full of yourself goes a long way too. Not making everything about you when it isn’t really about you also goes a long way.
“...directed toward a marginalized group.”
Notice this...it means that when those Asian students used to ask for my help, I didn’t get to be a victim....but...
You know those people who are not offensive is any way? God, I hate those people!! They should apologize to me, and probably pay me some restitution.
Read the entire article. It’s terrifying. They are laying the groundwork for controlling every word you utter to prevent “Micro aggression”. It is yet another way of denying Americans their free speech rights.
Hey, everyone is above average, and you’re a hater if you disagree.
Macroaggression. never heard of it? imagine you’re white and walking down the street... and a black guy sucker punches you. Bam! Macroaggression
The Grammies were pure hate and aggression against normal people
The author is microaggressive, accusing of us of maybe being guilty of it.
“I am in the store and I can’t reach the item on the top shelf. If I ask the taller person to help me then I am guilty of microaggression?”
That was you? Ask anytime, glad to help.
So what is it called when a black student asks a white student for help?
People who see the world through their ‘victim-hood’ not only vote democrat - they also become losers.
Seems the researcher might have a little microaggression of his own to deal with...
The solution to the problem - allocate more money for education.
Good, I’m so sick of being hit on by wealthy, smart, funny, undersexed models and movie stars - they’re using microagression to try and convince me to marry them.
micro aggression... like constantly ‘reporting’ any negative impact of playing football
I forgot the /s
Here’s a question that can blow liberals’ heads up: is it microaggression when you are offended by every little thing and you use that to control every situation?
Its like the woman who gets a full color boob tattoo and then wears a low-cut shirt ALWAYS and then gets offended when you look.
being a boy named Sue sensitized this guy to everything. Can yiu imagine from Kindergarten on, the teacher calls out “Sue” and a boy goes up to the front of the room.? But why is National Review breaking down barriers to be even more politically correct?
>>Read the entire article. Its terrifying. They are laying the groundwork for controlling every word you utter to prevent Micro aggression. It is yet another way of denying Americans their free speech rights.
“Brave New World” has become their guidebook for what to do after Cloward-Piven destroys the economy.
Worrying if one is offending some group is a form of indulgence motivated by the unconscious goal of demonstrating adherence to an exogenous orthodoxy imposed by some powergroup.
i.e. lacking a spine.
And here I thought microagression was something simple like calling 7 Dec ‘Slap A Jap Day’
It must be tough being you with all those haters around you LOL!!!
Yes you are guilty hands down as long as you are whitey..
Political correctness run amok. Let us all take the fetal position and regret the US ever existed—this is what the liberal politburo wants. God save the Queen! Wait, that is Britain, but that society is doomed as well......
I hear you.
Yeah, “People always think I’m smart and beautiful, life isn’t fair”.
Jeez, are we all turning into women with permanent PMS?
Lol, we should form a club, maybe we can sue someone.
Would it be microaggression to beat this “professor” with her worthless books?
During my extended stay at LA County Jail I had dozens of black inmates ask me to read their paperwork to them. I had no idea I was supposed to be offended.
I think since the person is taller, it could be considered a macro-agression... look a new book just like that...
And Eric erickson on wsb today said anyone who had a problem with the coke commercial was an idiot.
And now we get this to remind us of the Balkanization of the country.
Scout Out! Cavalry Ho!
You poor thing, that was practically a "microaggression lynching", yet you are so desensitized, that you were not even aware of what they were doing to you.
One of the most important ways to control people is to manipulate their guilt.
And then you offer yourself or your party as redemption.
Thats how the Left operates. Doesn’t work with people who already have a clear set of morals who get their redemption from a higher source. But people without a clear set of morals and a clear belief in God are empty vessels begging to be manipulated.
You can imagine this guy trying to make you feel guilty about an innocent conversation, but a pervert who accepts Leftist orthodoxy gets a pass.
Micro-agression, this years latest fashion for liberals, last year it was “White Privilege”
I’m not going to be capable of worrying about this.
Far too subtle for me... ;-)
I’m guilty of femto to tera agression and all points in between.
Don’t worry. It gets better. Much better.