The National Science Foundation awarded over $200,000 in taxpayer dollars to a professor who plans to research microaggressions. First reported by The Daily Caller, Mary Atwater, a professor of science and mathematics education at the University of Georgia, received $229,061 to study the implications of microaggressions and look at minority participation in science and math, according to a statement from the University of Georgia. "There has been little research in this area in science education," said Atwater, also the Sachs Distinguished Lecturer in residence at Teacher's College of Columbia University. "In fact, there is very little microaggression research that has been done in which the participants are people of European-American descent." "Microaggression," a common term on college campuses, refers to actions or comments that subtly -- and often unintentionally -- show a bias toward a minority or other "marginalized" group.
The University of North Carolina has been infected with a micro-aggression pandemic. We are being led to believe the entire campus has been afflicted with this highly-communicable, politically correct malady. University officials recently released online guidelines to employees on issues ranging from gender-neutral dress codes to casual conversations about ladies shoes – in hopes of staving off the spread of this heinous disease. Click here to join Todd's American Dispatch: a must-read for conservatives! One of the guidelines posted on UNC's Employee Forum warned against complimenting a woman on her choice of footwear.
Loesch Rips Ashley Judd's Attack on Man Who Said'Sweetheart' The New School, a university in New York City, has published a guide on avoiding microaggressions. The university defines microaggressions as "brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or not, that communicate a hostile, derogatory, or negative slight or insult toward a targeted group." "Microaggression is powerful and insidious and can be as damaging as'explicit' aggression," the guide reads. One of the guidelines involves the size of classroom seats. Most are too small for many people, resulting in embarrassment, The New School says.
Distressed sailors have the Coast Guard. But what do America's college students have? Where can they turn when they find themselves outside campus "safe spaces" and suffering a "microaggression"? Fortunately, the University of Arizona has an answer. It recently distributed a 20-page booklet suggesting to faculty that when a student is victimized by a microaggression the appropriate response should be saying "ouch."
You can't be singing Rihanna's "Umbrella" if you happen to be a white fella – fella. That's what kids learned during a lesson on "privilege" and "microaggressions" in a human relations theory class at the University of Oklahoma. "I was told as a white woman it's insulting and a microaggression for me to cover or sing a Rihanna song because I'm not from Barbados," a student who was in the class told me. "I was literally told to go sing the Star-Spangled Banner." Click here to join Todd's American Dispatch: a must-read for Conservatives!