A university in New York City is taking heat for its guide on “microaggressions”.
Fox News reports that The New School defines microaggressions as:
“...brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or not, that communicate a hostile, derogatory, or negative slight or insult toward a targeted group.”
Some of the laughable examples given include “a look of amazement or disgust at a gender-non-conforming couple in public” and sitting as far as possible from a homeless person on a subway.
Then, moving onto “microaggressions” in an academic setting, examples given are: “limited course offerings of social justice related topics” (because employers are sure to care about that); “...very expensive books and materials for classes and may not consider the limitations of lower income students”; having seats that “are too small for many people”; and “...models chosen for school fashion shows are all conventionally thin and conventionally beautiful”.
Oh, and who can forget this classic:
“Food sold in the cafeteria does not include options for those with limited food budgets”.
So, what if you just so happened to assume someone's gender and realize you fit the silly definition of a “microaggressor”? Well, according to The New School:
“Although it’s still unacceptable, recognizing and admitting oppressive language, behavior, and thoughts is not the norm and is necessary to practice anti-oppression; it also feels good to admit our faults and seek to change them.”
The document then goes on about “realizing your privilege” and other nonsense.
The brainwashing never ceases.
Let us know in the comments what you think.