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Microaggression: Never heard of it? You may be guilty of it.
The National Review ^ | February 3, 2014 | Alec Torres

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? It’s 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 he’s doing it and might even think he is complimenting the other individual....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: academia; bigotry; blacks; humor; racism; satire; theonion
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Oh for Pete's sake!
1 posted on 02/03/2014 6:47:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What Jay Leno referred to as “people too sensitive to live”
2 posted on 02/03/2014 6:50:07 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s a slur to think someone is smarter than you?


3 posted on 02/03/2014 6:50:29 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


4 posted on 02/03/2014 6:51:17 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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?

Really?

5 posted on 02/03/2014 6:51:55 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 02/03/2014 6:53:08 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
has been researching microaggression since 2007 and has written two books on the subject.

Otherwise known as: living off taxpayer "grants" for the past seven years.

7 posted on 02/03/2014 6:53:17 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

The racism of low expectations, the racism of high expectations. Now all we need is the racism of mediocrity.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 6:53:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 6:54:10 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we always referred to the japanese students as damn average raisers!
10 posted on 02/03/2014 6:54:49 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...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...


11 posted on 02/03/2014 6:55:21 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 6:55:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals. Making everything silly beyond comprehension.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 6:56:15 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 6:56:43 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, everyone is above average, and you’re a hater if you disagree.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 6:56:55 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Macroaggression. never heard of it? imagine you’re white and walking down the street... and a black guy sucker punches you. Bam! Macroaggression


16 posted on 02/03/2014 6:57:42 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Grammies were pure hate and aggression against normal people


17 posted on 02/03/2014 6:58:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author is microaggressive, accusing of us of maybe being guilty of it.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:11 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“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.


19 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:29 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what is it called when a black student asks a white student for help?


20 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:29 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...


21 posted on 02/03/2014 7:00:24 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The solution to the problem - allocate more money for education.


22 posted on 02/03/2014 7:00:35 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: CaptainK

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.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 7:01:03 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

micro aggression... like constantly ‘reporting’ any negative impact of playing football


24 posted on 02/03/2014 7:01:04 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I forgot the /s


25 posted on 02/03/2014 7:01:15 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 7:02:25 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


27 posted on 02/03/2014 7:03:07 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: Wiser now

>>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.

“Brave New World” has become their guidebook for what to do after Cloward-Piven destroys the economy.


28 posted on 02/03/2014 7:03:39 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


29 posted on 02/03/2014 7:05:05 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And here I thought microagression was something simple like calling 7 Dec ‘Slap A Jap Day’


30 posted on 02/03/2014 7:08:02 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: ansel12

It must be tough being you with all those haters around you LOL!!!

Mel


31 posted on 02/03/2014 7:09:58 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Yes you are guilty hands down as long as you are whitey..


32 posted on 02/03/2014 7:10:06 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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......


33 posted on 02/03/2014 7:13:15 PM PST by Fungi
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To: ansel12

I hear you.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 7:15:51 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: melsec

Yeah, “People always think I’m smart and beautiful, life isn’t fair”.


35 posted on 02/03/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeez, are we all turning into women with permanent PMS?


36 posted on 02/03/2014 7:16:40 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Lol, we should form a club, maybe we can sue someone.


37 posted on 02/03/2014 7:17:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if Dr Sue, the moron, thinks it is microaggression if I think for the betterment of humanity some psychologists just need to be put down.
38 posted on 02/03/2014 7:20:25 PM PST by A message
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To: ansel12

Would it be microaggression to beat this “professor” with her worthless books?


39 posted on 02/03/2014 7:20:43 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


40 posted on 02/03/2014 7:21:36 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done things in my life I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgusting.")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I think since the person is taller, it could be considered a macro-agression... look a new book just like that...


41 posted on 02/03/2014 7:22:16 PM PST by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


42 posted on 02/03/2014 7:22:21 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just another academic trying to justify his inflated salary by coming up with a new word for something that's always been around, and is NO BIG FRIGGIN' DEAL!!! People like that make me want to show them some MACRO aggression.

Scout Out! Cavalry Ho!

43 posted on 02/03/2014 7:23:48 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: ansel12

LOL!


44 posted on 02/03/2014 7:24:50 PM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive
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.

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.

45 posted on 02/03/2014 7:25:51 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


46 posted on 02/03/2014 7:30:41 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Micro-agression, this years latest fashion for liberals, last year it was “White Privilege”


47 posted on 02/03/2014 7:30:41 PM PST by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not going to be capable of worrying about this.

Far too subtle for me... ;-)


48 posted on 02/03/2014 7:33:32 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m guilty of femto to tera agression and all points in between.


49 posted on 02/03/2014 7:33:38 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: ansel12

Don’t worry. It gets better. Much better.


50 posted on 02/03/2014 7:34:41 PM PST by dgbrown
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