“At the time I did not think anything of it.”
Just another example of progressive politics replacing real scholarship.
The Daily Caller reports:
Cali Student Confesses Microaggressions in 22-Page Paper
A California student confessed microaggressions she had perpetrated on the LGBTQ community for her capstone project published Friday.
California State University, Monterey Bay student Erika A. Perez Montes, who identifies as “queer,” published the 22-page paper, entitled “Microaggressions within the LGBTQ+ Community: An Autoethnography,” as her senior capstone project for her human communication major with a practical and professional ethics emphasis.
“The oppressed can become the oppressors,” Montes said in her project proposal. “My expectations are to identify artifacts were [sic] I have committed microaggressions in the LGBTQ+ community. This would include Facebook posts, past memories, and experiences. I will also be journaling [sic] to reflect on these artifacts and why it was [sic] a microaggression towards the LGBTQ+ community.”
The student proceeds to divide microaggressions into three separate types: microinvalidations, which are unconscious, microassaults, which are deliberate, and microinsults.
Montes’ first reflection consists of an occasion when she took a picture of her friend’s “goofy” smile and posted it to Facebook with the caption “haha, look at this f**gots weird ass smile xD.”
“At the time I did not think anything of it. I can also recall that I said the word ‘f**got’ a lot as a term of endearment, even though now I don’t think there’s anything endearing about it,” the student said, analyzing the incident. “A lot my ‘friends’ at the time said that word and somehow I adopted it. I can’t say that word without doing a big gulp before I say it or even type it now.”
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