Skip to comments.The Big Topic on Campus: Racial ‘Microaggressions’
Posted on 03/21/2014 4:46:47 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
A tone-deaf inquiry into an Asian-Americans ethnic origin. Cringe-inducing praise for how articulate a black student is. An unwanted conversation about a Latinos ability to speak English without an accent.
This is not exactly the language of traditional racism, but in an avalanche of blogs, student discourse, campus theater and academic papers, they all reflect the murky terrain of the social justice word du jour microaggressions used to describe the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture.
On a Facebook page called Brown University Micro/Aggressions a dark-skinned black person describes feeling alienated from conversations about racism on campus. A digital photo project run by a Fordham University student about racial microaggressions features minority students holding up signs with comments like Youre really pretty
for a dark-skin girl. The St. Olaf Microaggressions blog includes a letter asking David R. Anderson, the colleges president, to address all of the incidents and microaggressions that go unreported on a daily basis.
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In before the “That’s Racist!” gif.
Most popular course at Brown: Entitlement Ebonics
How about, “You’re okay for a white guy.”? Is that a “microagression”?
As an employer, I’ve always hired folks for their skills and character, uncaring about irrelevant personal attributes. Over the years, I’ve hired plenty of black folks. I don’t know how many. Never took a count. I’ve had more than one tell me, after some time, that they’d come to like me and think well of me, and that, “You’re okay for a white guy.”
First they loudly laud the “Tossed salad instead of the dreaded Melting Pot”. “We’re not just individuals, we’re ethnic groups...”
And you roll your eyes. But then finally you just throw up your hands and accept it:
Then they scream about how you RECOGNIZE the different groups, and how THAT is bad.
The point is they’ll scream one way or another.
So who cares?
Wasn’t that in an Orwell novel?
I just finished watching _Frozen_ again. The popular line fits this thread: “Let it go, let it go...”
The problem is that the Perpetual Grievance Industry cannot let it go. They need a constant state of outrage or grievance in order to maintain the cushy positions.
“Anti-racism” is nothing but a fraud, nothing but anti-white.
Micro Aggression Breeds Macro Contempt and Bitterness?
how FAIR is THAT?
Joe Biden’s “storybook” line about his boss certainly meets this criteria.
or any compliment about how not a racist you are for a white person.
or for a cracker you’re pretty cool.
or that you can dance. or play b-ball.
or being the next ‘comtestant’ in the knockout game a bunch of black thugs are playing.
"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well." - Booker T. Washington
He was insightful and prescient.
No, no, no! That definition is incorrect!
A "microaggression" is simply something a minority doesn't like. It's a way to turn EVERYTHING into a grievance. And notice the "aggression" part; it implies a level of violence is being directed against the "victim." All the better to get everybody all riled up.
A class is scheduled too early, or maybe it's scheduled too late. That's a microaggression! And the administration had better change things fast!
The cafeteria has too many hot foods, or maybe not enough hot foods. That's a microaggression! And the administration had better change things fast!
And round and round it goes until America breaks apart.
Is the knock out “game” microaggression” or does it not rise to that serious level?
That’s right, wallow in that racial grievance....roll in it....lather it aaaalllll the way up to your chin and then take a big nosedive in and SWIM in it.
They can shove their “microaggressions.” I’m more concerned about black punks’ macroagressions that leave whitey bleeding or dead in the street.
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