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College Codes Make 'Color Blindness' a Microaggression

The worst thing about college speech codes is how they incite hyper racial consciousness.

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There are many mad and worrying things about the speech codes spreading across campuses like a contagious brain funk. There's their treatment of even everyday words as "problematic" terms of abuse. There's the branding of the most anodyne forms of friendly banter as "aggressive" (apparently it is a microaggression to say to a Latino or Native American, "We want to know what you think"). And there's the idea that even static objects can commit acts of violence against students: one university bemoans "environmental microaggressions," which can include a college in which all the buildings are "named after white heterosexual upper class males." What these codes add up to is a demand that everyone be permanently on edge, constantly reevaluating their every thought before uttering it. It's an invitation to social paralysis.

But perhaps the worst thing about these tongue-clamping rules is how they incite hyper racial-consciousness. Indeed, some college speech codes chastise students who refuse to think racially, who balk at the idea that they should always be actively mindful of their own and everyone else's racial make-up.

The "problematization" of students who refuse to think and behave racially is best captured in a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) guide to "Recognizing Microaggressions." In keeping with other campus speech codes, the guide treats as dicey everything from simple questions (such as asking someone "Where were you born?") to expressions of faith in meritocracy (like saying "America is the land of opportunity"). But even more perniciously, it warns students and faculty members against being non-racial, telling them they must always "acknowledge" other people's race. 

UCLA says "Color Blindness," the idea we shouldn't obsess over people's race, is a microaggression. If you refuse to treat an individual as a "racial/cultural being," then you're being aggressive. This is a profound perversion of what has been considered the reasoned, liberal approach for decades—that treating people as "racial/cultural beings" is wrong and dehumanizing.

UCLA offers the following examples as "color blind" utterances that count as microaggressions: 

"When I look at you, I don't see color."

"There is only one race: the human race."

"I don't believe in race."

Apparently such comments deny individuals' "racial and ethnic experience." But on a campus like UCLA a few decades ago, refusing to treat individuals as "cultural beings" would have been the right and good thing. Now, in an eye-swivelling reversal, the polar opposite is the case: to demonstrate your politically correct virtue you must acknowledge the skin color of everyone you meet.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point similarly advises that color blindness is a racial microaggression. It lists "America is a melting pot" as an aggressive phrase. It brands as problematic any comment by a white person that suggests he or she "does not want to acknowledge race." Anyone who claims to be "immune to races"—that is, who prefers not to think about people as racial beings—is viewed as aggressive.

At the University of Missouri, the guide to "inclusive terminology" lists color-blindness as a form of prejudice, even as it recognizes that this term "originated from civil-rights legislation." Once, color-blindness was considered cool, but now we know it can be "disempowering for people whose racial identity is an important part of who they are," says the school. 

And in the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) barmy guide to "bias-free language"—brilliantly mocked by Reason's Robby Soave at The Daily Beast, and now disowned by UNH's president—students are expected to take account of a person's skin color, age, and heritage before engaging with them. Whether they're being told that using "American" to refer to people born in the U.S. is wrong, that they should call Arabs "Western Asians" (what?), the message to students is clear: judge your acquaintance's skin color, consider his or her cultural origins, and then decide what to say. Think racially, always.

Gwendolyn R.Y. Miller, a diversity consultant who advises educational institutions on how to tackle racial microaggressions, says being color blind is a "microinvalidation," since it serves to "exclude, negate, or nullify the psychological thoughts, feelings, or experiential reality of certain groups." She says the phrase "We all bleed red when we're cut" is a microaggression. (Perhaps Shakespeare was being microaggressive to Jews (and others) when he wrote his great, humanistic line: "If you prick us, do we not bleed?") Miller says the claim that "character, not color, is what counts with me" is a racial microaggression too.

If that line sounds familiar, that's because it is almost exactly what Martin Luther King said in his "I have a dream" speech. But American colleges in the 21st century demonize those who follow the King approach of judging people by "the content of their character" rather than by the color of their skin. Today, MLK would be viewed as naive at best and suspect at worst, conspiring to deny the primacy of our selves as "racial/cultural beings."

But here's the thing: King—like many other postwar radicals, liberals, and progressives—was challenging the idea that people should be engaged with and judged as "racial / cultural beings." He, and others, preferred to treat people as people, not as products or expressions of "culture." Now, 50 years on, the regressive, racial politics of identity has won out over that old humanistic dream of a post-race society, to such an extent that anyone who refuses to think of whites and blacks as different is treated as problematic.

New college speech codes don't only infantilize students and stymie open, frank discussion. They also point to the creeping re-racialisation of society, and to the rebranding of universalism itself as a form of racism. Call me microaggressive all you like but, as a humanist, I will not treat my fellow citizens as "racial/cultural beings."

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  1. I wonder how they feel about “e pluribus unum”

    1. Well, I’m triggered now. Thanks for your microagressivation, kyriarch.

  2. How long will it be until they start considering bringing up MLK’s beliefs on the subject to be a microaggression?

    1. MLK wasn’t white, and therefore the rules don’t apply. Only whites and those who identify as white can be microaggressors.

    2. I’m poking my phone right now and I don’t have the energy to Google, but I bet if you look you’ll find that MLK revisionism has already begun.

    3. We really need to go back to beating the shit out of hippies on general principle. Seriously, people fear these weak little pussies. Nothing but pathetic weaklings, the lot of them.

  3. . . . everyone be permanently on edge, constantly reevaluating their every thought before uttering it. It’s an invitation to social paralysis.

    Only among those who actually buy into this shit. And I have to believe that even at a school like UCLA, most students are going to roll their eyes at the suggestion that they police their thoughts and speech for “microaggressions.”

    1. Unless you are under the authority of someone who buys into this stuff. Everyone in one of these schools will have to be very careful of what they say in public, lest someone report them. But the upside is that it will be much easier to teach them about the experience of living under Stalin.

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  5. Have all universities gone completely nuts?

    These people can take all their microaggressions and shove them up their asses. We’re talking about acts?aggressions?so small, so petty, so minor that they themselves have labeled them “micro”. Great, that must mean they are so trivial they can easily get over them.

    What a bunch of cry baby sissies.

    1. You obviously have no respect for anyone around you.

      Someone told me that once.

    2. Hopefully that was a rhetorical question.

    3. “Nanoaggressions”, “Picoaggressions”, or “femtoaggressions” will be ALL the rage, very-very-soon… You heathen troglodytes did NOT elevate my hissy fit (about you not bowing down and worshipping my NEW way of thinking and speaking), so you hurt my femto-baby-feelings, so you must PAY and PAY, is what it boils down to.

    4. “Have all universities gone completely nuts?”

      Yes.

      My take is, if these students insist on seeing EVERYTHING through a racialist prism, they are going to fail at life. There is only room for a limited number of ‘studies’ professors, and the people in those seats are going to hold onto them like grim death.

  6. “At the University of Missouri, the guide to “inclusive terminology” lists color-blindness as a form of prejudice, even as it recognizes that this term “originated from civil-rights legislation.” Once, color-blindness was considered cool, but now we know it can be “disempowering for people whose racial identity is an important part of who they are,” says the school.”

    How is it disempowering? If someone wants to be recognized for their cultural heritage, they can tell me that and I’ll act accordingly, but until they do it would be presumptuous of me to assume anything about them.

    1. It’s been my experience that someone who insists on being recognized for his/her racial, sexual, or religious identity rarely has much else to fall back on in terms of individual merit.

    2. Once, color-blindness was considered cool, but now we know it can be “disempowering for people whose racial identity is an important part of who they are,”

      People… like white supremacists?

  7. What are the penalties for such codes?

  8. What are the penalties for such codes?

    1. For now, ridicule, although if the evil white oppressors were as inventive as their people of color victims in this field, there would be lawsuits for the use of taxpayer funds for these codes in public universities.

      1. For now, ridicule. Later, take a look at the drumhead trials created under Title IX.

        1. Don’t forget the ubiquitous Title VI which the current administration is pushing hard on federal fund recipients about and the SJW activists are using to interfered with anything they can. Even something as simple as changing a bus route. That requires a full, Title VI analysis and a plethora of mitigation factors if any “inequitable” effect is possible on certain, protected groups.

        2. I just think of the things you can get suspended or expelled for now that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, like calling your ex girlfriend a psycho on twitter, or expressing a fairly common and acceptable (but on universities, taboo) political opinion in an email.

          It wouldn’t be a surprise if in a few years they’re officially punishing kids if they get recorded (or later, even just accused of) making these ‘microaggressions.’

  9. “”When I look at you, I don’t see color.”

    “There is only one race: the human race.”

    “I don’t believe in race.””

    I hereby propose the following revisions;

    “When I look at you, I see a pillock.”

    “There is only one race. The human race. And you’re losing.”

    “Whether I believe in Race isn’t important. I don’t believe in YOU.”

    also

    “Black lives matter, but yours doesn’t.”

    1. that deserves a golf clap.

  10. By now, it should be crudely obvious that racial harmony and integration is *not* what the left is after. They are obsessed with race, they project it into every conversation under the sun (no matter how absurd), then turn around and say it’s those evul Republicans who are the racists. I don’t know if these people are intelligent enough to consciously manage such a cynical racket, more likely the contradictory, incoherent ramblings of incompetents.

    I unplugged from the leftoid matrix ten years ago, I invite everyone else to do the same.

    1. It should also be crudely obvious that religious liberty, morality, and the protection of life is not what the right is after.

      I know this must come as a big a shock, but religions, social, and religious movements are rarely after what they actually claim to be after.

      1. I’ve heard two wrongs make a right.

        1. Three rights make a left.

      2. I believe that the vast majority of ALL movements is simply this:

        To prove to us all, that they are morally superior to all of us!

        (In USA democracy, I have 200 million voters, all of whom are morally superior to me, and who feel entitled to make my charity choices for me, the troglodyte, for example).

  11. New college speech codes don’t only infantilize students and stymie open, frank discussion.

    Insert Matthew Beard reference here.

  12. The UCLA code calling “There’s only one race, the human race” a microaggression is an affront to Bahais for whom that’s a pillar of their faith. It’s also just plain fucking stupid.

    1. Do Bahais have the political muscle to do anything about it? I THINK NOT, SO FUCK ‘EM.

      /prog

      1. Spot on, unfortunately.

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  14. My policy for dealing with this bullshit is to respond to any claim of “microaggression” with a vigorous rejection of the SJWs guilt-peddling. E.G: “Fuck off, you leftard cunt.”

    -jcr

    1. You should also beat them for their insolence.

  15. Since all races are to be uplifted then I gather then that white pride is no longer frowned upon.

    1. Dreamer.

  16. Firesign Theater had this right when they offered up, “Returned for Regrooving.”

    1. Contrary to popular belief, pigs do not live in trees-Firesign Theater

  17. I am shocked that a “diversity consultant” managed to find yet another microaggression that requires our hiring of her services.

  18. all this nonsense sounds very similar to the “science” of nutrition. if you completely reverse your position every five years or so there’s a pretty good chance you don’t know what you’re talking about

    1. So are eggs good for you or bad for you these days?

      1. A whole egg – white and yolk – is incredibly nutritious.

        Hard to overstate the damage done by ‘nutrition’ advice handed down to us by our beloved ruling class.

  19. The MLK dream was utopian, and serious thinkers on race today get a little more into the nitty gritty.

    Perhaps a good illustration of the different approaches is to quote two supreme court justices:

    “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”

    Well, it’s so easy!

    And:

    “Race matters because of the slights, the snickers, the silent judgments that reinforce that most crippling of thoughts: ‘I do not belong here’.”

    One of these justices is never, ever judged by anything other than his intellect, viewpoint, and words. The other is still suspected of being an unqualified affirmative action hire by a lot of people, because of her race.

    I do not endorse speech codes, but I do endorse attempting to understand what is happening in this complex and ongoing conversation.

    1. “I do not endorse speech codes, but I do endorse attempting to understand what is happening in this complex and ongoing conversation.”

      But that’s not what people promoting the idea of microagression are doing, they are stifling the conversation.

    2. “One of these justices is never, ever judged by anything other than his intellect, viewpoint, and words.”
      You can’t be that naive, can you?

      “The other is still suspected of being an unqualified affirmative action hire by a lot of people, because of her race.”
      No not because of her race: because of her stupid positions. See, you’re just inverting the double standard you claim others apply. People can’t question the intellect of a female or minority judge, no matter how well-founded the criticism, without a throng of leftists insisting it must be because of sexism/racism.

      “complex and ongoing conversation.”
      While we’re at it why don’t you extend some understanding to creationsists, anti-vaxxers, 9/11 truthers and other stupid conspiracy theories? No? Good, then let’s instead accept the fact that every nutcase has some excuse for how they became a nutcase, and dismiss their stupid ideas just the same. And the idea that you can reduce racism with some more racism is, in addition to being morally atrocious, blatantly stupid.

      This post of yours btw just seems like your way of saying “I know this is bullshit but I can’t say it ’cause I have to tow the party line.”

    3. Some people are suspected of being hired on the basis of race because you and your traitor friends are obsessed with race and HIRE PEOPLE SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF RACE. You don’t want the problem to go away. Your racism is what gives you power. That it is paternalistic now, instead of antagonistic, is irrelevant. You are a racist. Your leftist friends are racist. Your Marxist messiah Obama is racist. And you wouldn’t change a thing.

      The other posters here regularly go to the trouble to straighten you out after putting up with your stupid bullshit. You never even thank them for any of that. They are more generous than I am. Personally, I think it’s going to take an uprising by real Americans to put an end to all the progressive treason destroying the US.

      1. Name one white person who you ever suspected was hired on the basis of his race.

        1. Pretty much every Nazi except Hitler.

        2. Well if at some point, some black person is not hired because of his/her race then it’s trivial that the white person that was hired place of the black person was hired because he/she was white.

          Dumbfuck.

        3. If whites were a statistical minority, your point would have a lot more impact.

        4. This retort doesn’t even make any sense.

          No one would say “That white guy was clearly hired to fill a racial quota” because there aren’t any racial quotas for white people.

          But when it comes to, say, a black doctor, it’s not completely unreasonable to ponder the question: “Did this guy get his job because he’s good, or because they had to hire a black person and he was the one available?” Since affirmative action does actually exist.

  20. This is why free markets are so important. They are the antithesis of identity politics and segregation. Presumably that’s a big reason the left hates them so…

  21. So progressive politics has been so successful at ending racism that they have to bring it back in order to have an issue to whine about?

    1. Not bring it back. Just redefine it to infinity and beyond.

  22. Several decades ago, Massachusetts had its state colleges stop asking about the race of applicants. That was considered very racially liberal at the time. Now liberals would call it viciously racist. Whatever pleases NAACP is non-racist, whatever they don’t like is racist.

    1. It highlights how shifting the sands of political allegiance are. Remember how in the late 80s the NYT was at the forefront for calling for an end to the minimum wage on the grounds that it harms the least capable and experienced workers?

      Now things are a bit different between the left and the minimum wage. Like the recentish introduction of war lovers on the right–the right traditionally noted for opposing the left’s wanton adventurism and warmongering–this is the consequence of groupthink and all the self justification that people engage in.

      1. Which is why I don’t think one can think about it ‘progress’ in some specific direction. It’s just one cult usurping another cult, destroying the old gods and putting up the new; modern racism, dethrone the old tribes and enthrone the new, always under the guise of some lofty principles they pay lip service to, as it’s been since time immemorial. That people can still believe this is ‘progress’ is nothing short of absurd.

        Btw, I only just realized who you are backwards. Believe it or not my real name is Emantsal Kram.

  23. This has spread way beyond college campuses already.

    It’s insidious in government offices.

    Even young folks I know who never attended college have been indoctrinated into this line of reasoning. Even within my own family, if anyone mentions a race by name within their narrative, they are called out as being “racist”.

    And yet, there are members of my family who freely throw the n-word around and claim it isn’t racist at all because their black friends and family members are down with it.

    My father washed my mouth out with Fels Naptha soap circa 1968 when I tried using the n-word in our house.

    It’s all so Alice in Wonderland now, where up is down and down is up.

    1. Fels Naptha?

      Wow. He wasn’t fucking around. I’m surprised you’re still alive.

  24. “It lists “America is a melting pot” as an aggressive phrase.”

    “Melting pot” is itself a progressive phrase from the early 20th century, the idea being that when immigrants arrived in the United States, they were to abandon their cultural identity in favor of being “American,” meaning what the progressives of the day wanted them to be. Public schooling was seen as a way of weeding out undesirable behavior and creating good citizens, meaning, again, what progressives wanted them to be.

    So what we have here is a modern busybody condemning his busybody forebears for their use of “aggressive phrases” in support of the progressive movement. You’d think that at this point they’d at least be in agreement on the issue of what they’re progressing toward.

  25. Universities are becoming reeducation camps that your parents pay to get you into. twice over.

  26. “What these codes add up to is a demand that everyone be permanently on edge, constantly reevaluating their every thought before uttering it.”

    One must always be on the lookout for sinful thoughts and actions. So sayeth the Progressive Theocracy, so let it be done.

  27. Whoa, when did Robby Soave change his name to “Brendan O’Neill”?

  28. You know who else believed in race and saw color and race when he looked at people?

    1. Tony?

  29. Dylan wrote a song about Tony 40 years ago titled “Idiot Wind”. The last line in the chorus is something like it’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe. Fits Tony to a tee.

  30. I’m a white guy. What happens if someone asks me whether I really can jump?

    1. If it’s a black person asking, just ask him or her if they can play chess, and sit back and enjoy the fireworks!

  31. Is there any way to stop a pendulum at the bottom of its arc?

    1. Ask the Rwandans if they’ve figured it out yet.

  32. Idiot wind, blowing the a circle around my skull
    From the Grand Coulee Dam to the Capitol

    It’s your moment, Tony, seize it…..

    1. We will need to have the vet put Tony down. Just like all the other progressives when the time comes.

  33. Gwendolyn R.Y. Miller is a useless, guilt-peddling cunt.

    -jcr

  34. Reason really has become obsessed with these inconsequential college handbooks. Since when did Reason become a shrill for the anti-PC crowd on the right? I have not seen any discussion here on how the anti-speech nature of the conservative movement detrimentally effects the right’s policies. No, instead I just see more and more writers obsess over those booklets that get passed out at orientation on day one and are never seen again. It is completely reasonable to fight against non-nonsensical enforcement of these lame guide books when they happen, but they are so few and far between that it apparently takes entire wings of the conservative media to hunt them down so they can be hyped up and lumped into a insidious trend line pointing towards loss of liberty.

    But, the conservative world will skewer you if you do not toe the line with them on Nationalism (it’s not patriotism if you’re doing it reflexively and unconcerned with anything but the appearance of patriotism). On the right, you can’t speak against police violence without having your words redefined as being against police. You can’t support the gas tax without being a socialist. You can’t support a safety net without being a libtard trying to buy the votes of the poor and, as implied by the theory that a particular class of people can’t make voting decisions based on their long-term benefits, inferior (don’t call it racism).

    1. Oh yes those conservatives really have a monopoly on campuses and media these days….We really must question their all powerful influence…

      1. Your comment doesn’t make any sense in relation to mine.

        1. I believe you’ve missed the point that many of us here are neither liberal nor conservative, and are equal-opportunity critics of both sides.

    2. To your point: I think it’s important to point out the stupidity of these booklets. We’re in the middle of these things slowly becoming rules. Enforcement comes down the road, but that wouldn’t be the case if the books were never created. (Reason has covered many of these cases and given lots of examples of how stupid they are and what campuses are doing. Remember, today’s student is tomorrow’s unemployed.)
      Also, Reason has done a great job of speaking out against police violence. Though I don’t see it supporting a gas tax. As for social safety nets there are lots of ways to accomplish that and not over burden taxpayers.
      Finally, I should note I am color blind. I don’t mean that as a microaggression, I mean, I can’t tell the difference between many blues and greens. My clothes never match.

    3. To your point: I think it’s important to point out the stupidity of these booklets. We’re in the middle of these things slowly becoming rules. Enforcement comes down the road, but that wouldn’t be the case if the books were never created. (Reason has covered many of these cases and given lots of examples of how stupid they are and what campuses are doing. Remember, today’s student is tomorrow’s unemployed.)
      Also, Reason has done a great job of speaking out against police violence. Though I don’t see it supporting a gas tax. As for social safety nets there are lots of ways to accomplish that and not over burden taxpayers.
      Finally, I should note I am color blind. I don’t mean that as a microaggression, I mean, I can’t tell the difference between many blues and greens. My clothes never match.

    4. You must own stock in a strawman manufacturing consortium.

      Few and far between?? This is happening all over public colleges and universities. Tie this into the ridiculous “rape culture” and 1 in 5 college girls are raped is threatening our liberty.

      I agree that many on the right seem to have a blind spot about police brutality. Though among the rank and file there are spots of hope, and who is it that constantly tells us that “Only the police and the military should have guns?”

      Actually some of us here and in the conservative world are ok with gas taxes in theory. It is the fact that federal gas taxes go to many other things (and many states are just thrown in the general fund) and that govt gets more per gallon of gas than the oil companies do.

      Safety net?? Fuck me when almost half the population is getting some sort of public assistance and not paying federal income taxes, this isn’t a safety net.

      And your nonsense about race and class is just completely incomprehensible.

    5. “On the right, you can’t speak against police violence without having your words redefined as being against police.”

      Yeah, Reason is really ignoring this issue.

  35. We all know the only road this leads down is the confusion, emotion based, infantilization of thought, and the freedom to speak is allowed after permission is given, and then follows the rules.
    This is the future law of the West on display, in it’s beta testing stage.

  36. If this goes on the final result will be the complete Balkanization of our society.

  37. First thing we do, kill all the SJW’s. Shakespeare said that, or something similar.

  38. The list of colleges where Stephen Colbert can safely give a graduation speech is gradually shrinking.

  39. Anyone else get the feeling that these twats would love to bring back segregation? I think it’s only a matter of time until some prog douche says something linke “You have to recognize people as ‘racial/ cultural being’ so it’s only right and proper that people separate themselves along racial lines and only associate with others of the same race. Except for white people, of course. They’re all doubleplus ungood.”

  40. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

    1. Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
      There is no single “American white culture.” A lot of U.S. protestant mainstream churches can’t hold conferences without cultural foodfights.

      Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
      Out in the real world that’s probably true. In academia they seem to care enough to write lots of rulebooks.

  41. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

  42. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

  43. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

  44. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

  45. Just suppose American white people want to “Participate” with Asians, Africans, Arabians, Latinos, and even Europeans? Perhaps, Americans white people would want to be in leadership? Absolutely an impossible task using the ethics, values, and morals of the American white culture.
    American white people in the extreme seems to be without knowledge that white supremacy has drifted into history’s trash bin.
    American white people want to participate in the modern era. It seems like it is their choice and a good thought.
    Others, non white people, truly don’t give a damn whether white people remain in the white supremacy era or participate in this time frame.
    Why are conservatives criticizing those American white people trying to change?

  46. Google pay 97$ per hour my last pay check was $8500 working 1o hours a week online. My younger brother friend has been averaging 12k for months now and he works about 22 hours a week. I cant believe how easy it was once I tried it out.
    This is wha- I do…… ?????? http://www.online-jobs9.com

  47. Racism is back !
    And better than ever !

  48. The really pernicious effect of PC is it’s attack on the individual:
    the message to students is clear: judge your acquaintance’s skin color, consider his or her cultural origins, and then decide what to say
    In order to advocate that, SJWs have to presume that:
    A. Every single black female college student from Chicago shares the same values and sensitivities of every other black female college student from Chicago and
    B. People who are not black female college students from Chicago will know what those values and sensitivities are and be able to respond to them and therefore
    C. SJWs should define for everyone the values and sensitivities of black female college students from Chicago, and enforce their definitions.

    “What? You’re a black female college student from Chicago! You can’t ask Larry for shooting lessons!”
    Well, she did, and I did, and now she has a license to carry. Cue SJW spontaneous cranial detonations.

  49. I’m not an expert on the early progressive movement, but doesn’t this racial-centric view of humanity comport very well with the original progressive ideology?

    Wikipedia makes brief mention:

    Some Progressives, especially among economists, sponsored eugenics as a collectivist solution to excessively large or underperforming families, hoping that birth control would enable parents to focus their resources on fewer, better children

    But is careful to say that the progressives were not really, really in favor of eugenics.

  50. We as a nation have a very long way to go to overcome our innate racism, not just microaggressions, but even more all those outright racist words we thoughtlessly use so very often.

    After all, Black Holes are Racist. No kidding – the actual interstellar phenomenon so popular in science fiction and studied by real scientists for decades is racist. So is “devil’s food cake” and “black sheep of the family .” “Blackout,” “blackball,” and “dark chocolate” must all be racist also – as is “like white on rice” and “white as snow” too I imagine. And just what is it with the unmitigated racism that decrees the billiard que ball be white and controls the game, heartlessly knocking all those other balls about, while the eight ball is black and loses the game unless sunk last??

    Not to mention that “niggardly” is of course a racial slur, even though the root of the word has nothing to do with race or any racial slur word. But hey, they do sound somewhat the same. (continued below)

    1. And do you know what the largest city in Illinois is? If so, you’d better not say it, because then you’re clearly racist, at least according to Chris Matthews and MSNBC. While we’re on that subject, heaven forbid you should call for improving failed schools full of black kids because that is RACIST! (cont’d)

  51. So, by the way, are food stamps. Never knew food stamps could be racist, did you? Well, live and learn!! That’s a particularly puzzling one, however, since more whites are on food stamps than blacks, even if a higher percentage of blacks per capita are on them.

    Meanwhile last year, for the first time, singing ‘White Christmas’ is………… you got it…. RRRRRrrrrraaaaaacit!!!

    1. So it goes with the simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich too – the verdict is in, RACIST!

      Which begs the question, is white bread more racist than whole wheat? Or vice versa? Do we need to have yellow bread and red bread too, in order to ensure equality? We must be racist for omitting them I’m sure. Or if we bake each color, would that be separate but equal, which of course is totally unacceptable and not good enough?

      1. And replacing typewriters with computers was a major advance in the cause of racial justice — no more need to use White Out to correct typos. Who knew??? Progress comes in the oddest places.

        Hummmm…. all things considered, I wonder if this means that the black color crayon in our children’s coloring box is racist too? And what about the tires on my truck? Black walls forced to carry me around at my mere whim day after day….. RRRAAAAAAaaaaacist! But then perhaps it’s the white truck keeping those tires down even more than me… and whitewall tires, don’t even go there, you RRRAAaaacist you! I guess white paper is out for my printer, sigh. I am such a racist SOB. And I swear, when I last put snow chains on my tractor tires (which are black by the way) I thought I heard them singing “Let My People Go.” (cont’d)

        1. Oh, the utter insanity of “political correctness.” At this rate, in just a few years we won’t be able to speak at all, because it will be impossible to do so without grievously offending SOMEone (is that discriminatory for only including some, rather than all? Or is EVERYone the problem for not recognizing each?? I’m so confused!) .

          And then we’ll be guilty of mocking disabled people who are physically unable to speak with our entirely voluntary silence? oh, what to do, what to do??!!! You just can’t win for losing.

          One moral of the story: When people make false claims of racism it demeans and diminishes the centuries struggles of all of those who have had to suffer REAL racism and all those of every race who have also sacrificed fighting against it.

  52. Now, in an eye-swivelling reversal, the polar opposite is the case: to demonstrate your politically correct virtue you must acknowledge the skin color of everyone you meet.

    This is so ableist against blind people who have had IR implants installed. Everyone is roughly the same heat color!

  53. More ideological nonsense from the academic left.

  54. I’m way to the left of you all economically but I have to agree with this 100%. This kind of ideology is perpetuating racial division and sucking the life out of the marketplace of ideas

    1. “Marketplace of ideas” needs more taxes and regulation, you capitalist pig.

  55. One of the most common claims of plagiarism against Martin Luther King, Jr. is that his famous speech “I Have a Dream” was plagiarized from Archibald J. Carey’s address at the 25th Republican National Convention in Chicago, Illinois in 1952. Although “I Have a Dream” is widely available, Carey’s isn’t. Herein you will find the entire text of said address: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blog…..c=postname

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