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Harvard students protest soda fountains, claim dispensers are 'microaggression'

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posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 01:18 AM
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originally posted by: DrJunk
It seems that some people in the thread are trying to actively deny the existence and pervasiveness of microaggressive behaviors.

Or some of us are less interested in micro-aggression while Palestinians are using actual aggression, and have denied peace for 100 years, and were the reason a 2 state solution that had already been worked out did not happen in the very beginning.

They are the only group who has refused peace with Israel.




posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 01:32 AM
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originally posted by: DrJunk
It seems that some people in the thread are trying to actively deny the existence and pervasiveness of microaggressive behaviors. The term was coined in the 1970s, at Harvard coincidentally enough. I understand that I speak from a position of priviledge, as my wife got one of her graduate degrees in conflict analysis, and I've had years to bounce ideas off of her, but the concept isn't really hard to understand for anyone actually trying to understand it.

Here's a nice blog on the subject, for anyone interested in knowing more about instances of microaggressive behaviors.

www.microaggressions.com...


OMG! The aggression!!! Referring to somebody as "hearing impaired" instead of deaf or hard of hearing (from your microagression site.)



Dude.... it sounds like the degree should be in conflict CREATION if you encourage people to be offended by trivial things like this.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 01:48 AM
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a reply to: Jamie1

+1.

People all too often do indeed look for things to get angry about.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 02:01 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Jamie1

+1.

People all too often do indeed look for things to get angry about.


Microaggression is nothing more than a fancy term to justify anger and blame any time another person says or does ANYTHING that you can twist your mind around so you can make yourself a victim, and the offending person a villain.

It's strategic tool that can be used to demonize and manipulate any situation.

This is what happened when parents started believing the most important part of parenting was to never offend their children for fear it might affect their self-esteem.

And its amplified by the "look at me drinking my latte" social media culture.

People looking to be micro-offended are going to have miserable lives.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 02:09 AM
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Is my being white a micro-aggression towards black people?

If the American government does something wrong, is it a micro-aggression to do business with any American business? That is really what these fools at Harvard are advocating. They disagree with the Israeli government, and so they need to shun all Israelis.



posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 02:44 AM
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Yep, it's the "offended culture" which is rampant in the U.S. (but not limited to!).

"It offends me, therefore you're *inherently* wrong and I have the right to sue and / or be granted satisfaction".



posted on Jan, 6 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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D omehow *facepalm* doesn't even begin to cover it......



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: Jamie1
We are truly living in something worse than Orwell even imagined.

This is about Harvard having soda machines in the student dining hall that were manufactured in Israel.

“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told The Crimson.

In April, the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) and the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) met with Harvard officials, “citing discomfort with the machines and the potential of the machines to offend those affected by the Israel-Palestine conflict.”


Now we have a new term.

Microaggression.

And of course, because we're now taught that we can never "offend" somebody, we have new policies based on the "potential" that we might offend somebody.

Isn't this the opposite of freedom? Manipulating what others can do by simply claiming to be "offended?"





And this is at HARVARD!

Spoiled brat entitlement meets political correctness. Makes me wonder if the parents of these kids ever said the word "No" to them. They probably didn't want to risk hurting their self-esteem.

www.campusreform.org...


yes, although I believe in real social justice, stuff like this demonstrates the excesses of the movement.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: Jamie1
We are truly living in something worse than Orwell even imagined.

This is about Harvard having soda machines in the student dining hall that were manufactured in Israel.

“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, a member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told The Crimson.

In April, the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) and the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS) met with Harvard officials, “citing discomfort with the machines and the potential of the machines to offend those affected by the Israel-Palestine conflict.”


Now we have a new term.

Microaggression.

And of course, because we're now taught that we can never "offend" somebody, we have new policies based on the "potential" that we might offend somebody.

Isn't this the opposite of freedom? Manipulating what others can do by simply claiming to be "offended?"





And this is at HARVARD!

Spoiled brat entitlement meets political correctness. Makes me wonder if the parents of these kids ever said the word "No" to them. They probably didn't want to risk hurting their self-esteem.

www.campusreform.org...


Also, it's not a new new term.

Microagressions are real phenomenon, but not in this case.

And example of a microaggression more commonly noted would be a white woman is in an elevator, and a black man gets in, and the woman shifts her purse to the other side away from the man. It would be a microaggression if she truly did so due to a stereotype of black male crime.



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