Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Damned If You Do

In a recent post Joanne, freshly back from England, writes about freshman (freshperson?) orientation at Rutgers--and the crazy SJW stream that runs through it.  I'd recommend reading her entire (relatively short) post, but if you just want the denouement, here you go:
Imagine being an 18-year-old away from home for the first time. You’re told that a casual remark could harm another student and be reported as an act of bias. Would you talk to a student who’s not in your racial/ethnic group? The safest way to avoid giving offense — just about the only way — is to socialize only with your own kind.

But microaggressions also can be nonverbal, the Rutgers training states. They include “avoiding people.” So, you’re screwed.
Yep, pretty much.

1 comment:

Pseudotsuga said...

It's the carrot and the stick.
The carrot = you got into RUTGERS! You are a smart person, and you can get a piece of paper after a few years proving that you really a Smart Person (tm) with an education!
the stick = to get that piece of paper, you must swallow the crazy.