March 25, 2017

Three Stooges U? Inside one college’s new “Ouch! Oops!” microaggression handbook

David MenziesMission Specialist

Our word of the day is “microaggression”, defined as “everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs or insults” based off an individual’s minority status. But if that doesn’t help, I’ve plucked some examples from a diversity handbook. 

If you said, “Hey, you’re Asian! Can you tell us what the Japanese think about our trade policies?” Or, “Hey, you’re Latino and you don’t speak Spanish? You should be ashamed of yourself!”, those are microaggressions.

Saying such stupid things, even if your intent isn’t to purposefully create aggression, is apparently what occurs to the minorities who hear such statements.

University profs can also behave in a way that causes students to experience microaggressions, like continually mispronouncing a student’s name, or setting a test or project due-date that coincides with a religious or cultural holiday.

Now that we’re all up to speed on what microaggressions are, how do we fix this terrible problem afflicting members of Generation Snowflake?

Well, the University of Arizona has published a 20-page booklet on how to fast-track the communication of, and subsequent apologies for, microaggressions.

A student who has suffered a microaggression due to an inadvertently insensitive remark, should yell, “OUCH!” and the offender who caused the microaggression should immediately apologize by exclaiming, “OOPS!”

And don’t ask why the remark was insensitive or phobic or racist or whatever.

Upon hearing “Ouch”, immediately say, “Oops,” with no additional queries lest you trigger more microaggressions.

This “Ouch/Oops” policy is yet another example of how a bastion of higher learning devolves into a glorified daycare thanks to the virus of political correctness and the campus snowflakes who embrace it.

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commented 2017-03-27 02:05:20 -0400
Peter Netterville sorry i forgot about that aspect. They are so above us.
commented 2017-03-26 18:10:28 -0400
Can’t imagine those university graduates being employable anywhere, not even at McDonald’s. Was that microagressive? Ha. Funny stooges clips. Curly was always my favourite.
commented 2017-03-26 16:42:15 -0400
Since when did 2 year old’s start attending university?
commented 2017-03-26 16:24:55 -0400
David; Hilarious, I find you very jovial…..oops!
commented 2017-03-26 12:46:12 -0400
David, they cancelled 3 Stooges 101 at University because they didn’t understand it.
commented 2017-03-26 09:37:02 -0400
Oops, my baby, you woke up in my bed…..OUCH
Oops, we broke up, we’re better of as friends…..OUCH
Now I accidentally need you…..OUCH
Oops, baby, I love you…..OUCH

Apologies to Little Mix
commented 2017-03-26 07:41:28 -0400
But … but Drew, Lefties are perfect! They don’t have flaws. It is only use righties that are flawed. That’s why when they protest against us they do not even lower themselves to responding to our questions. After all, if you were your own god, would you lower yourself to talk to the flawed right wing evil people? (sarcasm alert)
commented 2017-03-26 01:42:22 -0400
Sadly people are not allowed to be human anymore. When did it become so friggin bad to be a human being and accept that we are flawed and imperfect?
commented 2017-03-25 22:17:03 -0400
Hey Justin, what dose it feel like to be an Idiot?……(Silence)……
commented 2017-03-25 22:13:06 -0400
it’s should read its…….my grammar is not that bad…..just an oversight.
commented 2017-03-25 22:07:22 -0400
These subhuman pieces of human garbage are no SNOWFLAKES.
They are COCKROACHES.
Cockroaches always hide from the Light.
Step on them and squash them. (Not the innocent natural cockroaches….unless you wish to…..but the human ones.)
Squash them graveyard dead and put them out of their misery and make the world a better place to live.
commented 2017-03-25 21:32:49 -0400
I know exactly what they are on about…..on many occassions I have been the only male…in a room full of feminists….while in jepardy of my livelihood over the slightest “gottcha” in what I said next.

My craft in making man eating white sharks spit me out in a shower of broken teeth and bad taste took time and practice to develope……..:-)
commented 2017-03-25 21:30:21 -0400
To say I might be hurt by some of their ridicule examples is really an aggression. Do they think I’m a SJW or a leftie or a Liberal or a Democrat?. Hey, hey…. enough with those insults.
commented 2017-03-25 20:55:38 -0400
More foolishness – that is why alumni groups are reducing their funding to many places like this one – just another place that proves a university education is no longer worth the paper the certificate is printed on.
commented 2017-03-25 20:44:36 -0400
David Menzies, thanks for Three Stooges analogy…. the clips made me laugh!
You’re right, glorified day care centers is what so many colleges and universities have turned into.
The 20 page manual must have been grueling to read! How much did the University of Arizona spend on this drivel? Ouch, followed by, Oops – weird!
commented 2017-03-25 20:20:01 -0400
David love your sarcasm and humour , …oops.