May 16, 2017

Oxford U’s “eye-contact guidelines” help students see “racial micro-aggressions”

David MenziesMission Specialist

According to Oxford University’s Equality and Diversity Unit, students who avoid making eye contact with their peers might be guilty of racism. 

Apparently diverting one’s gaze from someone of a different race is right up there with saying the N-word.

And so it is that Oxford’s Equality and Diversity Unit notes that committing such “racial micro-aggressions” might even lead to the victim experiencing “mental ill-health.”

Yeah, if you refuse to make eye-contact with Precious, she might have a nervous breakdown.

Why can’t these Orwellian diversity and equality hucksters just once tell these bubble-wrapped bobble-heads on campus, “Suck it up, buttercup.”

Instead of concocting new-age social engineering mechanisms to make society conform to the sensibilities of Generation Snowflake, why can’t we just tell the snowflakes to adapt to society?

Or would uttering such a common sense suggestion trigger a “micro-aggression"?

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commented 2017-05-16 16:46:01 -0400
No reacting like a normal person!
commented 2017-05-16 15:52:18 -0400
Oxford University, now a laughing stock! The assumptions made by the Equality and Diversity Unit don’t bother to mention that in some cultures, extended eye contact is considered rude; they don’t factor in anyone on the autism spectrum, and to call someone racist and guilty of micro-aggression is laughable.
commented 2017-05-16 10:51:26 -0400
In the 90’s my kids and I went to a local mall and riffraff hangout. Certain hoodlums would beat others for various transgressions and just cause havoc. My kids told me then, that staring would trigger violence towards us. I watch people and tend to linger with my eyes over crazy hair, too much metal on the face or clothing, weird footwear and so on. OOPS, I guess that’s not allowed or melting napalm snowflakes will be everywhere. We grew up with a lot tougher skins than that, I really don’t get it.
commented 2017-05-16 10:24:40 -0400
What will these people do when they enter the real world?
commented 2017-05-16 10:24:35 -0400
What will these people do when they enter the real world?
commented 2017-05-16 10:00:03 -0400
“…why can’t we just tell the snowflakes to adapt to society?
Or would uttering such a common sense suggestion trigger a “micro-aggression”?"

Actually, no, telling the snowflake university students to adapt to society and gain common sense is not a micro-aggression for them. They will consider such a suggestion as a pure MACRO-AGRESSION!
commented 2017-05-16 09:47:29 -0400
It’s not your face I’m staring at Precious; it’s your cleaveage!
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