December 10, 2015

College students admit to opposing free speech, believe these everyday phrases are offensive

StaffRebel Columnist

Is saying 'the most qualified person should get the job' a 'microaggression?' College students think it is if the most qualified person isn't a minority.

Reason TV visited Occidental's campus to find out what exactly constitutes a microaggression.

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The video description quotes a professor who describes it as “the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”

College students believed that phrases such as “God Bless You” and “All Lives Matter” to be considered microaggressions.

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They even thought that telling a black student he or she was articulate was a microaggression.

One student told Reason TV that the government should limit Donald Trump's speech. Another called free speech “a rhetorical device used by the privileged against the oppressed.”

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A black student in a Batman shirt did, however, defend free speech fairly well. “As long as there's no threat or violence involved, but other than that I don't think there should be a regulation on that.”

Harika Reddy from United for Black Liberation was the most opposed to free speech. “Free speech only enables hate speech,” she said after insisting only white males benefit from free speech.

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commented 2015-12-14 13:19:46 -0500
Wait until it is their job or promotion on the line and see if they would feel OK for a minority getting it.
commented 2015-12-12 20:51:00 -0500
I’m honestly so embarassed by my fellow millenials… About a week ago, I was walking through the halls of my school and overheard two (white) girls from my class discussing the Gandhi movie we were watching for philosophy class. They were discussing the abhorrent treatment of Indians by the British empirialists and they concluded with, and I quote, " That is why people hate white people. WE did that." I was truly shocked, they certainly didn’t look old enough to have been in India in 1915…
commented 2015-12-11 09:13:06 -0500
They are all snow flakes.
commented 2015-12-11 01:42:59 -0500
If I was ever again in a position to hire someone to work for me – no matter the job – I would advertise the job with the proviso – in the ad – ‘Not accepting applications from anyone who has been to university in the last ten years.’, and I wouldn’t hire them…in fact I may run a BS Help Wanted ad, just so I could get that sentiment publicized…
commented 2015-12-11 00:02:57 -0500
spare the rod and spoil the little shit.
commented 2015-12-10 22:02:08 -0500
Statements which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.

So to put this in my plain English. Don’t say anything to piss off a person who is a minority. Did I get this right?
commented 2015-12-10 21:49:58 -0500
What kind of jobs are this students going to be qualified for after they graduate?
And not just qualified based on their respective degrees, but just on their ability to simply function in an adult world with these brainwashed socialist mentally retarding ideologies.
commented 2015-12-10 20:03:05 -0500
Kids heads are so filled with shit makes it hard to listen to the crap. They have been programed to be stupid.
commented 2015-12-10 19:56:29 -0500
No wonder western civilization his heading into the toilet. The Universities are turning out idiots. If you disagree with the Liberal/Socialist narrative, that’s hate speech. The term “hate speech” is so subjective, it can be defined as anything someone chooses to find “offensive”, and as I’ve said before, being offended is a personal choice.
commented 2015-12-10 19:30:06 -0500
What F***** planet r these people from brainwashed @ an early age God help us all (did I just say a microaggression?)
commented 2015-12-10 19:19:07 -0500
Strange it is that we used to teach a subject called “logic”. Apparently that was too… “logical”.
commented 2015-12-10 19:01:20 -0500
I would have liked the first question that was asked to be a micro-aggression question – “Who the hell is paying for your education you elitist fool?”
commented 2015-12-10 17:52:23 -0500
yes i agree but… whenever I hear the but, it reminds me of people who have cognitive dissonance, it must be painful as they try in their minds not to contradict themselves…
commented 2015-12-10 17:31:48 -0500
Steve McQueen commented 3 hours ago
Amazing how the herd has gone full retard.

I wonder if the effects of full retard can be reversed, as in deprogrammed? I think anyone coming out of our school systems, should have to be reprogrammed to think normally, so that our society stands a chance against this stupidity. They have no idea that they’re stomping on their own rights. They can’t even make the connection!
commented 2015-12-10 17:23:06 -0500
Yes well, I am for free speech but with my limitations, people have to follow what I believe to be right. Crazy!
What a load of Cow Poop!!!!!! Free speech is free speech! You don’t like what is playing on the radio….change the channel, or turn it off. You don’t like what someone is saying, then ignore it and move along. By playing around in a poop pile you just stir it up so it stinks more. Leave it alone and it goes away. But no, make it stink and keep it stinking until it becomes poison.
The way it is now, people are offended by everything, at least someone will be. Me, I could not give two hoots in H E double hockey sticks whether you like what I say and think or not. Because that is where we are headed, people will be offended next by what you think……..wake up and smell the real world! The up and coming generation, as we baby boomers retire, will lead us into the very depths of hell. There is absolutely no common sense out there anymore. Are there not more important issues that our young vibrant minds need to fix? We have hand fed our youth and they have been made to not care about anything. Feelings…..get over yourself and go out into the world and fix something that is broken. Leave the unbroken things alone. Saying God Bless you? Are you kidding me? I for one am glad I am not 20 years old again. There is a lot to be said for becoming a hermit way back in the woods. I am so tired of all this PC stuff. It will be the death of all society!
commented 2015-12-10 16:41:31 -0500
these idiots fret ‘microaggression’ fantasy, yet fully tolerate real, blood-soaked violent aggression. (provided the aggressors are not white.)

they’ve gone so far to the left, they’re swinging around into the extreme right. they actually want to do away with the free speech of their own countrymen in favor of the misogyny and butchery of caveman religious zealots. …nice work, you morons..
commented 2015-12-10 16:19:43 -0500
Watching that made me very sad, scared, and disgusted. I don’t want to live in the world this nut jobs are trying to create, it is a world of lies and dishonesty, oppression and fear, and they don’t even see it. Anyone willing to give up freedoms and liberty like that so easily does not deserve them anyway. The way they look at you when you don’t agree, like your retarded (sorry micro aggression arrest me) is just crazy. The University of Guelph where I live in Ontario is way worse, filled with whiny little bitches that think they are saving the world through oppressing free speech and various types of affirmative action. What happened to the days when men were men and expected to behave like men. Same with women, now opening the door for a woman is a sexist micro aggression. What the hell is happening? These idiots that think there pc is gonna save the world are going to infact be one of the primary causes of the collapse of western civilization. Atleast Ill be dead and wont have to watch the end of my race and culture.
I’m sure that the religion of peace will replace it in short order and the world will be a better place when we are all Muslim or dead. Blind fools…..
commented 2015-12-10 16:13:58 -0500
The parents of these kids must cry themselves to sleep knowing what their money has bought for an education.
commented 2015-12-10 15:54:36 -0500
So the story of Scrooge is politically incorrect. God bless everyone.
The US dollar is too. In God we trust.
God save the queen. God bless America.
Allah Akbar is now a micro aggression
commented 2015-12-10 15:45:05 -0500
“Those same handlers also know that this drone mob can be easily whipped into a blind hysterical frenzy and then herded against any opposition.”

Or pacified into submission en masse.
commented 2015-12-10 14:51:54 -0500
that video, ladies and gentleman, is exactly why western society is going to collapse. We now have a complete generation of fully indoctrinated politically correct drones that have been conditioned to parrot what ever their handlers tell them to say, do or think. Those same handlers also know that this drone mob can be easily whipped into a blind hysterical frenzy and then herded against any opposition.
commented 2015-12-10 14:44:04 -0500
Amazing how the herd has gone full retard.

And when global financial collapse occurs, this anger should translate nicely into rioting.

Ammo-up folks. Fugly time is nigh.