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Oxford University: Failing to Make Eye Contact With Others Might be Racist

Oxford University: Failing to Make Eye Contact With Others Might be Racist

‘racial microaggression’

Is there anything that the left doesn’t think is evidence of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Oxford University: Not making eye contact with others might be racist

The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the school’s diversity team — indeed, called the ”Equality and Diversity Unit” — has warned students via a column titled “Everyday Racism” that “‘not speaking directly to people’ could be deemed a ‘racial microaggression’ which can lead to ‘mental ill-health.’”

The EDU also noted in the column that “some people who do these things may be entirely well-meaning, and would be mortified to realise that they had caused offence.

“But this is of little consequence if a possible effect of their words or actions is to suggest to people that they may fulfil a negative stereotype, or do not belong.”

From the article:

Dr Joanna Williams, a lecturer in higher education the University of Kent, said the guidance was “completely ridiculous” and will make students “hyper-sensitive” about how they interact with one another.

“Essentially people are being accused of a thought crime,” Dr Williams told The Telegraph. “They are being accused of thinking incorrect thoughts based on an assumption of where they may or may not be looking.”

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Oxford University: Not making eye contact with others might be racist

Or, it might be a sign of introversion.

Paul In Sweden | April 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Burqa?

Would sunglasses make me double extra special racist with sprinkles because the other person can’t tell if I am making eye contact or not?

Char Char Binks | April 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

I’m sure that making eye contact could also be seen as intimidating. They actually want it both ways, to make accusations easier, and harder to defend against.

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