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Is there anything that is NOT a migroagression for Drake University students?

Is there anything that is NOT a migroagression for Drake University students?

“Microaggressions are very difficult to pinpoint and to bring up”

Does anyone on the left hear how stupid this sounds. I mean, really.

The College Fix reports:

Complaints about microaggressions at Drake U. demonstrate the chicanery of the concept

Students and faculty are questioning Drake University’s commitment to “creat[ing] a culture of inclusion” (as it says on its website) as many feel the “perspectives of people of color” aren’t really considered on the campus.

Late last year, Drake was embroiled in racial controversy following anonymous racist robo-calls and other “alleged reported and unreported harassment and microaggressions against students of color.” In response, students painted the aptly named Painted Street completely black to show solidarity with students of color, and the website of the student paper The Times-Delphic followed suit.

Unfortunately, five of those incidences of “alleged reported and unreported harassment” turned out to be bogus.

The spurious nature of those events hasn’t dissuaded minority students from fretting about being routinely subjected to microaggressions which, they say, “create an impact that communicates a fundamentally derogatory insult to a certain group,” the Times-Delphic reports.

The, er, “science” of microaggressions is already rather sketchy, and Drake Communication Studies Professor Godfried Asante (inadvertently) confirms just this:

“Microaggressions are very difficult to pinpoint and to bring up because it’s not like for instance the KKK or someone clearly discriminating against you, but they are very micro acts, that even sometimes when you’re acting in good conscience, it inadvertently reproduces this subjugation of another person,” Asante said.

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Antifundamentalist | February 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Apparently, existing while white & male is a microaggression. As is attempting to communicate without a special status. Sad that we have reached this point.

They painted the street black…what a message. So basically they made it look like a regular road.

I would have sooooo much fun if I were in college these days. The snowflakes would flee in terror when I walked down the sidewalk.

    healthguyfsu in reply to jack burton. | February 17, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    While I’m sure you are just having fun thinking about it…I’d venture a guess by your jest that you wouldn’t last a week if you actually went through with it.

    The grievance groups don’t take kindly to dissent. Anyone who speaks their mind effectively enough to “trigger” these snowflakes is silenced by administrative suspension and/or dismissal. Many, many good people are in the majority but silent as they fear punitive retribution that could jeopardize the future they are paying a small fortune to try and build.

They are so desperate to be the victim that, in the absence of any real event to make them a victim, they must create their own hoaxes to keep their victim status alive. When hoaxes cease to work and real examples that can be used justify their claim of being persecuted are just too uncommon, they have to find some other way to perpetuate their victimhood claim. This is how microaggressions became vogue for it is relies on acts that no one else can see as being racist, bigoted, or whatever, to justify their further claims of victimhood.

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