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Is academia experiencing mass psychosis on some level.
originally posted by: Winstonian
Microaggression: “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.”
Basically what a Microaggression is, is a way for whiney social justice warriors to twist any action or word spoken by a straight white male into an act of racism, sexism, or homophobia. It isn't just a ridiculous ideology, it is an outrage that they are actually teaching this nonsense in American universities.
Here are a couple of examples of what these people consider "microaggressions":
"I think the best person should get the job."
"Where are you really from?"
"You speak great English."
"You are so articulate."
I put together a video lining out some of this nonsense. Be careful what you say, you might be a racist homophobe.
What do you guys think? Is everyone running around being racist scumbags without even knowing it, or is this just more regressive insanity?
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
I think it's a problem of terminology then. Even people that speak using subtle inappropriate/ignorant statements about others are not necessarily being unconsciously aggressive towards others.
And the problems you mention are significant considerations indeed.
originally posted by: Magnivea
Seems like more whiny crap. Then again, what doesn't in the past few years?
My fiancee is Slovenian. She's extremely articulate and her English is better than most Americans with only a hint of accent after spending only 6 months in the UK and another few in the US. If someone says something along the lines of "your English is so good" or "you are so articulate" it makes her entire god damned day.
Does that mean that my sweet little future wife has a bigger pair than a large segment of the male population? Or does it just mean she's thankful for a compliment on something she's worked extremely hard on? Probably both.
The more I read lately the more I find myself shaking my head. I'm going to end up with self induced whiplash soon if people don't get into the habit of letting 2 or 3 brain cells rub together and create a spark or two before they open their mouths/post things online.