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