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TheSpookyGhost May 21st, 2017 1:04am

Are "microagressions" a legitimate concern?

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followingsea Illinois is
05/21/17 2:23 pm

For weirdos or democrats.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/21/17 2:12 am

Micro aggressions are things like telling a black person that they are very well spoken. Why? Because it implies you expected them to be uneducated and poorly spoken. Think back-handed compliments related to protected statuses or similar behaviors. That is what micro agressions are.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/21/17 5:35 am

It implies nothing of the sort and just means that the subject being spoken to has poor self esteem or is purposefully looking to be offended. I often tell people here that they are well spoken, and I have no idea what race they are.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/21/17 6:53 pm

As another example, saying "you're very strong, for a girl" is another microagression in many cases.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/21/17 10:25 pm

It's a complement. And fact of the matter is that women are on average less physically strong than men, so a strong woman isn't necessarily strong by the standard of a man.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/22/17 4:45 am

Yet another example, "you're smart, for a girl." It's the attitude behind all three of these backhanded compliments that creates micro-aggressions.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/20/17 11:15 pm

Only for the parents of the loser always whining about bring "micro-aggressed," if they want to get the whiner's bedroom back and turn it into something else.

Harry3603 Tampa Bay Florida.
05/20/17 9:48 pm

Ian not black. Why would I
possibly want to take any kind of black studies course?

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/20/17 9:04 pm

It's a term black people in college use to say you don't "recognize" their culture enough. By not treating them specially for being black or not knowing enough about their culture, you are "microagressing" them. It's why they're demanding many universities to create mandatory "diversity competency" classes.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/20/17 11:22 pm

Seriously? I thought it was something like Micro Expressions, which was the basis of the tv show, Lie to Me, based on Paul Ekman's life. Lol

Micro Expressions are tiny expressions that we make when showing different emotions. Someone that is trained can tell if a person is lying, is ashamed, scared, etc. I thought the show was fascinating in that it often used pics of politicians, looking back on them, like pics of Bill Clinton when he was lying about Monica, etc. to show what those micro expressions look like! Lol

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/20/17 6:05 pm

This question micro-triggered me