Attention white people: Stop committing 'microagressions'!

Most of us make an effort to be sensitive to other people's feelings regardless of race. But a study produced by the University of Illinois claims we shouldn't even bother. The fact that you are white causes people of color discomfort.

Washington Times:

“Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable  and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few,” said the report, titled “Racial Microaggressions @ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,” National Review reported Wednesday.

“People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a classroom and I am the one non-White person,” said one student in the college’s report, National  Review reported.

Many colleges  turn to Dr. Derald Wing Sue of Columbia University for a definition for the term “microaggression.” He has described such offenses as “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership.”

The Princeton Microaggressions Facebook page relied on Dr. Sue’s definition for its purposes in December 2014, but added: “The perspective and lived experiences of each individual contextualizes the world around them and thus places a particular meaning in words based on their distinct subjectivity. What counts as harmless banter to some may be emotionally triggering to others.”

The University of Illinois report suggests that one way to ameliorate microaggressions on campus may include “General Education requirement about race, White privilege, and inequality in the United States,” National Review reported.

What a bunch of crap.

Not a very scholarly response but then, studying "microaggressions" has nothing to do with scholarship anyway. Like "white privilege," the beauty of "microagression" is that it is impossible to prove in any rational way. It is a completely subjective point of view, based on the supposed "feelings" of minorities and their irrational fears of white people - fed by a culture of racialists who find instilling fear in minorities a profitable endeavor.

You can tell how idiotic the idea of "microaggressions" are by the nonsensical "definition" by Dr. Wing Sue: “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership”? Just what is a "denigrating message"? If I'm having a conversation with a mixed race group of friends and I mention briefly that I love fried chicken, would that constitute a "microaggression"?  Shame on me. I'm a microaggressor. A very, very micro-microaggressor.

I really wish the racialists would stop inventing stuff to make white people look like ogres. We get it. You're upset that there are still racists in the world and need to find excuses to point that out. But positing that white people can be racist even when there is no intent or conscious effort to hurt a person of color is idiotic on its face. 

I think I'll call that a "macroaggression."

 

Most of us make an effort to be sensitive to other people's feelings regardless of race. But a study produced by the University of Illinois claims we shouldn't even bother. The fact that you are white causes people of color discomfort.

Washington Times:

“Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable  and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few,” said the report, titled “Racial Microaggressions @ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,” National Review reported Wednesday.

“People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a classroom and I am the one non-White person,” said one student in the college’s report, National  Review reported.

Many colleges  turn to Dr. Derald Wing Sue of Columbia University for a definition for the term “microaggression.” He has described such offenses as “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership.”

The Princeton Microaggressions Facebook page relied on Dr. Sue’s definition for its purposes in December 2014, but added: “The perspective and lived experiences of each individual contextualizes the world around them and thus places a particular meaning in words based on their distinct subjectivity. What counts as harmless banter to some may be emotionally triggering to others.”

The University of Illinois report suggests that one way to ameliorate microaggressions on campus may include “General Education requirement about race, White privilege, and inequality in the United States,” National Review reported.

What a bunch of crap.

Not a very scholarly response but then, studying "microaggressions" has nothing to do with scholarship anyway. Like "white privilege," the beauty of "microagression" is that it is impossible to prove in any rational way. It is a completely subjective point of view, based on the supposed "feelings" of minorities and their irrational fears of white people - fed by a culture of racialists who find instilling fear in minorities a profitable endeavor.

You can tell how idiotic the idea of "microaggressions" are by the nonsensical "definition" by Dr. Wing Sue: “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership”? Just what is a "denigrating message"? If I'm having a conversation with a mixed race group of friends and I mention briefly that I love fried chicken, would that constitute a "microaggression"?  Shame on me. I'm a microaggressor. A very, very micro-microaggressor.

I really wish the racialists would stop inventing stuff to make white people look like ogres. We get it. You're upset that there are still racists in the world and need to find excuses to point that out. But positing that white people can be racist even when there is no intent or conscious effort to hurt a person of color is idiotic on its face. 

I think I'll call that a "macroaggression."