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?