Microaggressions By Charles Taylor
What madness has US political correctness descended to this week. Well, now calling America a land of opportunity is considered a “mircoagression” on some US campuses:
“The University of California has published a list of unacceptable “microaggressions” on its official website, which includes offensive statements such as “America is the land of opportunity.” The Academic Affairs department of the University of California Santa Cruz provides the list of politically incorrect expressions and actions to students and faculty to equip them to recognize microaggressions and eliminate them.
Examples of allegedly “racist” microaggressions furnished by the university include statements such as: “When I look at you, I don’t see color,” “There is only one race, the human race,” and “America is a melting pot.” It is also a microaggression to say that “the most qualified person should get the job” or to express doubts about the effectiveness of Affirmative Action programs, the website claims. Moreover, to say that “America is the land of opportunity” propagates the “myth of meritocracy,” as do statements such as “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”
The University of California offers a helpful definition of microaggressions to better educate the academic community in politically correct behavior. It is all needed because, well, they need to keep white students quiet, while they are demographically displaced. And, to back them up are the Marxist shock troops. Look, you can watch them on telly now: