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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed 'micro-aggression' on campuses

Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such "micro-aggressions" are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff.

Other examples of “offensive” statements include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” “Affirmative action is racist,” Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” When I look at you, I don’t see color,” and “I don’t believe in race.” A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. The newly forbidden terms were initially identified in a 2007 American Psychologist publication by Columbia University’s Psychology and Education Professor Derald Wind Sue, that has now become a key training primer for incoming faculty at schools including the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.



Anonymous said...

Parents get a list of these crap holes before you pay your hard earned money to send your kids there. Wake up America.

lmclain said...

The "thought police".
Orwell was genius and a prophet.
And this government FROWNS upon, even discourages, hard work, free enterprise,
individual liberty, and self-determination.
Camera's in your house are not far off.
Keep cheering!