Top Microaggressions of 2015


From Campus Reform, a short list of things some college students found offensive, because they’re victims, you guys!

4. ASU students: ‘walk-only zones’ are ‘microaggression’ to disabled people

In May, a group of students at Arizona State University petitioned the university to change the name of its pedestrian walkways from “Walk-Only-Zones” to something more inclusive. According to a petition started by ASU students, the walkway “marginalizes disabled bodies who cannot walk” and could be considered a “microaggression.”

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7. U-Cal. system: saying America is ‘land of opportunity’ a microaggression

The University of California school system distributed a list of “microaggressions” to all of its faculty members in order to “broaden faculty leaders’ capacity to support faculty diversity and enhance department and campus climate toward inclusive excellence.” According to the list, statements asserting that “race or gender does not play a role in life successes” are offensive and perpetuate a “myth of meritocracy.” Examples of statements of this kind are “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

 

Related: Minding the Campus – The University as Nursery and Too Many Hollow Men on Campus

UPDATE: Syracuse University student says if you’re not up to date with latest music, that’s a microaggression.

 

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2 Responses to Top Microaggressions of 2015

  1. rt895 says:

    In words of one syllable: Dear kids, you are making a degree from your school TOXIC, we will not hire whining brats for a professional environment.

    A degree from ASU or a UC school now *disqualifies* you for an interview.

    Enjoy paying your student loans for 30 years.

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