The University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point has released a list of microaggressions it expects new faculty to read. The list, first reported by the Social Memo, can be found on the university’s official website.
The titled of the document is “Examples of Racial Microaggressions” and outlines types of “racist microaggressions,” examples of them, and what they are “actually” saying.
In the section “Color Blindness: Statements that indicate that a White person does not want to acknowledge race,” the quote, “America is a melting pot” is said to be racist. According to the document, whites try to force others to “assimilate/acculturate to the dominant culture” when they say that.
Under the “Myth of meritocracy: Statements which assert that race does not play a role in life successes” section, the statement “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” is deemed racist. According to Wisconsin, this is because it’s as if you are telling minorities, “People of color are given extra unfair benefits because of their race.”
Additionally, “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough” is considered racist because it’s as if you’re telling minorities, “People of color are lazy and / or incompetent and need to work harder.”
The list also states that asking an Asian person what they think is racist. Oddly, the list also includes a section about what “black people” and what “Asian people” might act like and makes suggestions accordingly. Ironically, of course, this makes an assumption about what people of different races might do.
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The link is in the story. However, in case you couldn't find where it is, here it is again: http://www.uwsp.edu/acadaff/NewFacultyResources/NFSRacialMicroaggressions_Table.pdfDelete
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This is taking ridiculous to a new level. Unbelievable.Delete
So, apparently minorities should be led to believe that they're doomed to fail, no matter how hard they work or how smart they are. But despite their hopeless situation, they should borrow $40k or so per year to attend the UW.ReplyDelete
The photo is of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But this document is from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Different places.ReplyDelete
Those SJW campuses all look alike to me.Delete
The photo is not of UW-Madison. It is of UW-Stevens Point.Delete
I am African-American, having descended from the likes of what used to be known as a female called Lucy of the Awash Valley in what is now called Ethiopia: Australopithecus afarensis.ReplyDelete
Good point. In our politically-correct society, words no longer have real meanings. "African" is not a race. There are Caucasians who are indigenous to northern Africa. To be precise, blacks SHOULD be called "Sub-Saharan African Americans."Delete
Yes, these people are INSANE.ReplyDelete
This is probably just evidence of a mass hysteria of the type that occurs during times of economic duress. The state after all has taken for itself from society the power to define insanity and this position statement (also of the CA system) was issued by organs of the state (controlled mostly by Democrats it should be noted). These divisive positions and related sentiments are intended to be imposed on society. Not symptomatic of a period of prosperity. Perhaps six years of ZIRP essentially globally is not a harbinger of good times despite what the central planners and their media scolds keep telling us and we are in truth mired in depression and have been for some time. Also, the Democratic Party of the US has never not exploited divisions of people or the opportunity to divide them during times of hardship.Delete
Can you believe people send their offspring to these pathetic places for an education?ReplyDelete
So .. Bill Nye's commencement speech at Rutgers when he says " there really is no such thing as race" was using a Microaggression? Seriously? I guess Bill Nye would never be able to make it there.ReplyDelete
Nye is an idiot. Left wing pseudo-science claims that race is "merely a social construct." However, REAL scientists called Physical Anthropologists work with race every day and can correctly identify a person's race from a skeleton alone. Ask Nye how they can do that if race "doesn't exist."Delete
That's a charatceristic of the left: they want to deny the existence of anything that doesn't jibe with how they WANT the world to be.
Well, THAT was worth $40,000 a year, wasn't it, single moms?ReplyDelete
They left out "e pluribus unum".ReplyDelete
I believe that with so many successful blacks coming out as conservatives, it scaring the crap out of the socialists; they're afraid that with minorities waking up to the fact that they've been fed a lot of tripe, they are going to lose their influence and the class envy is going to dry up. The ludicrousness of these assertions shows their desperation!Delete
Lord have mercy on us. We arehttp://www.thesocialmemo.org/logout?d=http://www.blogger.com/logout-redirect.g?blogID%3D1104836843576587999%26postID%3D3753187717002933045 surrounded by morons who are vying with each other to be more nonsensical that the last.ReplyDelete
I don't see what would be "micro" about the very hurtful and bigoted aggression of all the people who keep telling me "Anyone can succeed in this society, if he works hard enough" – in MY religion nothing is considered more offensive than working hard, since we regard hard work as highly sinful. (That's why we have no scripture – writing scripture will wear you out in two minutes. Hideous.)ReplyDelete
So I guess "everyone can suck seed" is homophobic,right?ReplyDelete
After reading the article, I'm starting to get a horrible feeling… so many times, I've passed a bunch of Hispanic guys playing soccer, and yelling things in Spanish, and I would call out "America is a melting pot! MELT, why don't you!" Or "Melt, damn you, MELT!" – Was I being RACIST without even knowing it?ReplyDelete
Martin Luther King had a dream that we would be judged not by the color of our skin, but the content of our character. University of Wisconsin administration are among those responsible for crushing his dream. It makes me sad.ReplyDelete
Remember something called "The American Dream"? Basically, that was the idea that "in America, ANYONE can succeed through hard work."ReplyDelete
So, the radical left has now banned any mention of the American Dream, something that has enthused immigrants for hundreds of years.
What's REALLY pathetic is how Americans are just rolling over for the left wing radicalization of our society. Can you even imagine Americans of fifty years ago putting up with a president decorating the Whte House in the colors of a sexual deviant flag, or a university banning any mention of the American Dream? They would have been marching on Washington, D.C. with torches.
But Americans today have had their minds numbed by the left wing propaganda machine media, by public school indoctrination factories, and by the "drug" of mindless television. Americans actually rush home to watch such brainless drivel as Dancing with the Stars, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Party Down South, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Honey Boo Boo, etc. We PAY our cable companies to carry sexiual deviant networks, anti-America propaganda networks (Pivot) and even Muslim terrorist networks (Al Jazeera) without a peep.
Americans sit slack-jawed in front of the TV set and aren't concerned that their freedoms are being taken away at a record pace by the Democrats and the radical left.
MY question to the U. of W. radicals is why are THEY so racist that they think only whites can succeed through hard work. There are thousands of examples of blacks pulling themselves out of poverty via hard work and/or entrepreneurship.ReplyDelete
Basically, the REAL racists of the left are telling blacks "you're too incompetent to succeed on your own. You need our help."