David Harsanyi on Republican 'Microaggressions'


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In a recent piece in Politico titled "Why Are Asian Americans Democrats?" professors Alexander Kuo, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo make the contention that "microaggressions" and social exclusion have pushed the entire Asian-American community to vote for the Democratic Party. Microaggressions, according to Fordham University, "are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups."

But David Harsanyi finds it difficult to believe that Asian Americans, as the professors maintain, believe half the country is out to marginalize them with a bunch of subtle insinuations. In our real-world interactions, we're just not that sensitive. We shouldn't be that sensitive in our politics, either, Harsanyi says.