Professor Who Popularized Microaggressions Says Universities Have Gone Too Far

'"I was concerned that people who use these examples would take them out of context.'

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Derald Wing Sue is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He's also an early promoter of the idea of "microaggressions." Lists of potential microaggressions, maintained by universities, used his research as a basis.

But Sue is concerned that these universities have missed the point. It was never about shaming or punishing people, he says. In fact, he doesn't think that people who commit microaggressions are necessarily racist or sexist.

As he told The Chronicle of Higher Education:

He said he's glad colleges have found the research useful, but he is cautious about the institutions that are taking it as an absolute. Mr. Sue said his goal had always been to educate people, not punish or shame them, if they engage in microaggressions.

"I was concerned that people who use these examples would take them out of context and use them as a punitive rather than an exemplary way," Mr. Sue said. …

It's worth remembering, Mr. Sue said, that microaggressions don't always indicate that a person is racist. In fact, he said, it's often the opposite. "People who engage in microaggressions are oftentimes well-intentioned, decent individuals who aren't aware that they are engaging in an offensive way toward someone else," Mr. Sue said.

Keep in mind that universities now maintain "bias response teams" that investigate students and professors suspected of saying the wrong thing. These teams occasionally recommend perpetrators for additional sanctions. But the academic who modernized the idea of microaggressions never imagined they would be weaponized in such a way.

We have hyper-offended students and administrators to thank for that.

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  1. “Mr. Sue said his goal had always been to educate people, not punish or shame them, if they engage in microaggressions.”

    Success has a thousand fathers, retardation is an orphan.

    What did you think would happen with your brilliant idea, Mr. Sue?

    And thank you for saying people who meet your BS definitions aren’t *necessarily* racist. I’m sure that will look great on their resumes.

    1. What I find funny is that the professor of psychology didn’t understand at all how humans would use this.

    2. And now we know why this really started: A Boy Named Sue…

      1. Life ain’t easy for him.

  2. Someone who uses the term “microaggression” unironically is an offensive person.

    I mean, like, “stinky egg breath” offensive.

  3. Oh fuck him. It’s always these losers that start things then go on to oppose them. He would have been the first to say we were crazy when we pointed out what this would become.

    It’s like Holder suddenly being against drug criminalization AFTER he leaves his position, or the Union guy (reason reported on earlier this week) speaking out about it AFTER he left his position.

    1. +1 Bill Clinton Wanted To Legalize All Along

    2. Heh, one could imagine Marx saying, “I didn’t think communism would be THIS bad.”

      1. Progs hijacked it and turned it into a religion. This is why you cannot reason with them and no matter how many times their ideas fail, they continue to believe they are a moral imperative and inevitability.

    3. Exactly. What the heck did he expect? Do these people – especially academics – ever consider the unintended consequences of their ideas?

      1. Did this guy ever consider the unintended consequences of not becoming a lawyer? I mean, c’mon, the world needs levity.

        1. Oh, you.

  4. The way universities are treating microaggressions is a mega-aggression to me…

  5. Mr. Sue said his goal had always been to educate people, not punish or shame them, if they engage in microaggressions.

    “People who engage in microaggressions are oftentimes well-intentioned, decent individuals who aren’t aware that they are engaging in an offensive way toward someone else,” Mr. Sue said.

    What other methodology would there be to “educate” someone who’s wrongthinking in the exposed nerve ending environment of modern academia other than to punish or shame them? This is the kind of worldview that confirms Dalrymple’s take on political correctness vis a vis communism–that it’s designed to create a society of emasculated liars who are easy to control.

    1. *Dr. Sue waves hands desperately in front of pitch-forked mob*

      “I was thinking more like a cup of tea and a firm chat with him? Guys?”

  6. I say microaggressions don’t go too far enough!

  7. “And they said I was too short to play quarterback in the NFL.”

    1. Nicely done, Rich, nicely done.

    2. Jesus, Denmark is a socialist nightmare. It looks like a prison!

      1. That’s probably because it was a prison, San Quentin. I have no idea why the title says Denmark.

    1. Yeah, I left home when the kid was three
      And it sure felt good to be fancy free
      Though I knew it wasn’t quite the the fatherly thing to do
      But that kid kept screaming and throwing up
      And pissing in his pants till I had enough
      So just for revenge I went and named him Sue
      Yeah!

      It was Gatlinburg in mid July
      I was gettin drunk but gettin by
      Gettin old and going from bad to worse

      When through the door with an awful scream
      Comes the ugliest queen I’ve ever seen
      He says, “My name is Sue, how do you do?”
      Then he hits me with his purse

      1. The Man in Drag?

    1. Ah, so that’s what Bill and Loretta discussed out on the tarmac.

      1. Ah, so that’s what Bill and Loretta discussed out on the tarmac.

        GODDAMMIT PAUL IT WAS ABOUT GRANDKIDS AND GOLF WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS SO CYNICAL

      2. They discussed ‘Grandchildren’, while Loretta counted the large bags of cash.

    2. So Obumbles isnt just failing to take action against The Hildebeast, he is actively covering up her money laundering. Color me surprised.

      1. We’re headed for 3rd world levels of corruption. And we’re headed there at breakneck speed.

        1. The third world has come and gone. We’re almost to Chicago-level corruption.

          1. Chicago-level? It’s getting to Jersey level!

        2. With amazingly similar electoral choices. Corrupt establishment stooge versus fascist egomaniac.
          It’s just like living in Argentina.

      2. Color me surprised.

        Always with the racist surprise.

    3. Judge Dean:

      “You have five (5) business days. By tomorrow morning, I want a rank-ordered list of DOJ attorneys working on this case. Starting at the top of that list, one (1) DOJ attorney will be jailed for contempt every day that the documents are late. If you’re five days late, five of you will be in jail. You fellas better get started, no?”

      1. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… this is Hillary Clinton we’re talking about. The judge is more than likely in her pocket, and probably up for a major appointment.

        1. Dammit, Paul, a man can dream.

    4. Soon to be filed– amended motion for 101 month delay. That should cover both terms of the Hillary presidency right?

  8. Derald Wing Sue is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He’s also an early promoter of the idea of “microaggressions.” …

    But Sue is concerned that these universities have missed the point. It was never about shaming or punishing people, he says. In fact, he doesn’t think that people who commit microaggressions are necessarily racist or sexist.

    But, if you can’t shame and punish people you hate for wrongthink, then what’s the point? /college SJW admin DERP

  9. Sorry, you’re not allowed to take a dump on the lawn, then blame the dog.

  10. His intentions were good. It is not his fault that people are going to be sent to reeducation camps over a little bit of microaggression.

    1. They were probably thinking even worse things, so…

      1. Tip of the aggression iceberg, so to speak?

    2. You know who else had good intentions?

      1. Eric Burdon?

      2. The Teach Toys?

        Oh wait… I did that incorrectly.

  11. The fallout from universities discussing microagressions and whatnot on college campuses is that the kids coming out are fucking morons.

    Stupid Butt-Hurt Millennials

    My favorite part of that video is how he shows that the millennial protesters who are supposed anarchists are protesting in FAVOR of the status quo, the political establishment, big banks, big business and billionaires like Soros and Goldman Sachs President. They are effectively being used as pawns by the globalists to fight for that which they supposedly oppose.

    BECAUSE THEY ARE FUCKING IDIOTS.

    1. Remember how Occupy WallStreet was little more than a Government Pep Rally?

    2. I’m sending them some of my lotion.

    3. That’s hilarious.

        1. Oh god they taste DELICIOUS.

          “Only 36% of them EVEN BOTHERED TO VOTE. Hey Millenials, virtue signaling and whining on Facebook….ISN’T THE SAME AS VOTING.”

          1. “But, but, but, #hashtags count, right?”

    4. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for posting that video. The ending shot [no spoilers] lasted about 1.5 seconds, but it was PRICELESS.

      1. One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long, long time, was Nigel Farage cackling after the EU guy from Germany tried scolding him over Brexit. That was priceless.

        1. Brexit has certainly been an almost limitless source of SJW tears and spittle. You could end the drought in California with all that blubbering.

    5. Minus a few dozen points for infowars, but decent trolling nonetheless.

  12. OT: Scott Kubly (most punchable face) violated ethics rules, pays $10,000 $5,000 to get out of jail free. Will keep job and continue ethical violations.

    Kubly was fined $10,000 but half was suspended as long as he doesn’t commit another material violation of the rules over the next two years (after two years, violate away, Kubly!).

    1. They should have settled by taking away his drivers license, forbidding him to ride in a motorized vehicle and making him ride a Pronto bike for the next two years.

  13. Mr. Sue said his goal had always been to educate people, not punish or shame them, if they engage in microaggressions.

    Punishment and shaming will occur in the camps.

  14. So it sounds like Sue or a close friend of his got caught micro-aggressing somebody and has had a change of heart?

    It’s the fucking same mentality as the Salem Witch Trials all over again, and just like Salem, it doesn’t end until the “wrong sort” of well connected people get accused.

    1. Girondins. They’re shocked to find themselves in the same tumbrils as the royalists and aristocrats.

      1. Robespierre’s Law: The power you give government to do unto others will be used to do unto you.

  15. “I’m sorry; deeply sorry you’re such a thin skinned whiny little bitch. Honestly, I had no idea how pathetic and fragile you are.”

    1. This is something my father might have said to several individuals I can think of, only with him using different words.

      I suppose I can partially credit him for my not being thin-skinned and my uncanny ability to not detect insults hurled my way.

      True story (and likely TMI). He had this old lawn mower that was long overdue for retirement and its recoil starter was particularly aged and hard to crank. Since I was old enough to start cutting the grass he sent me out to do it. I heaved mightily on the pull cord to no avail. His advice: “Stop pulling like a pussy!”

      I determined how to start the mower in very short order.

      1. I learned the hard way too…in construction.

        They ruined me.

        1. I learned the hard way too…in construction.

          I do not envy you, my northerly commentator. That is one of a great many “Schools of Hard Knocks” at which I was not in attendance.

  16. Oh, look, my ill concieved dumb idea had unintended consequences. Oh well, on to the next ill conceived and dumb idea, it’s going to work this time. /derp

    This guy should work for the Obama admin.

  17. You know who else regretted his invention?…

    1. Oppenheimer?

    2. God?

      1. Ouch man.

        1. Well, he did make the millenials, right? There’s gotta be some point when you say ‘I fucked up’, no matter who you are.

    3. Everyone knows it was Dr. Frankenstein. Seems to be a lot of those around these days.

    4. Og, the proific inventor of both fire and the wheel?

    5. The guy who invented condoms?

  18. Also, Alfred Nobel.?

    1. +1 No Longer Nobel Prize.

  19. Docteur Guillotine?

    1. You know, there’s an urban legend that people who come with various forms of execution were killed by their own devices. As a matter of fact, Dr. Guillotine actually died of old age in his bed. If it weren’t for the odd odd case of Dr. Blunt-Force-Trauma-to-the-Head, that rumor never would have started.

      1. Dr. Death was like, “why should I specialize like Dr. Guillotin when I can be a general practitioner?”

        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op2hRvUgcms

          Hey Professor Death and his giant Death laser was really only intended for peaceful purposes.

          1. Come to think of it, I think the name “Dr. Doom” is misleading, too.

            “Dr.” Doom got expelled before he obtained his doctorate.

            1. You have to admit, Associate Professor Doom just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

              1. I hear Coach Doom is a terror to his badminton players.

                1. He can’t be any worse than Coach Veratu.

                  1. I believe the University of Latveria, Doomstadt, came through with VvD’s PhD.

  20. “But the academic who modernized the idea of microaggressions never imagined they would be weaponized in such a way.

    We have hyper-offended students and administrators to thank for that.”

    Right. Who could have seen that coming? I lay the blame squarely on Sue.

    Someone here said it best – microaggressions are a microproblem, we should be microconcerned and take microaction immediately.

    1. Leftists do not ‘see things coming’. They could throw a brick into a rubber wall and have it bounce back and smash them in the face, and repeat that 1000 times, and still be convinced it will be different next time.

      1. What’s the definition of insanity again?

        1. Being poor and spending all of your money on instant lotto scratch off tickets?

          1. Sure, if you don’t have a system like I do.

  21. Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

    1. Hurry the fuck up, we’re about to have another damn election.

    2. I don’t know why you drink whiskey when you know you always get like that.

      1. I am alive and able to read such words. It is a good day.

        It is an honor, sir. *shakes hand firmly*

    3. I keep trying to tell ya, you only have two arms.

    1. December for the win.

    2. That’s pretty funny

    3. Thank you for that, Quincy.

  22. For the modern leftist its ALWAYS about shaming and punishing people.

  23. Go fuck yourself Dr. Sue-nstein — you created this abomination, you’re responsible for the havoc it has and will wreak. Since microagressions aren’t going to throw themselves into the Arctic Sea, I suggest you do it instead.

    1. Go fuck yourself (((Dr. Sue-nstein)))).

      Get with the program, we put Jews in triple parentheses now.

      1. Google failed to resolve this for me…was Dr. Frankenstein Jewish?

        The best answer I could find on the Internet was no, because in the novel he’s from a prominent family in Geneva, which is a Gentile city, and if a Jewish family was prominent there then that would be noteworthy and there would have been some mention of it.

        1. OK, what. I can’t even.

          You have the entirety of alll human knowledge at your fingertips, and that’s what you ask. Seriously you’re making me think binging redhead lesbians looks like a respectable search.

          No, there’s no reason to think that Dr.Frankenstein is Jewish. Pick up a book ya dumbass. It’s not exactly a hard book to read.

          1. Hey, I read it a couple times, but it was so long ago I may have forgotten the scene with the monster’s Bar Mitzvah.

            1. And yo mama doesn’t think I’m a dumbass.

              1. That’s just sad.

  24. In Washington, this is what Deregulation looks like.

    When voters legalized weed with Initiative 502 in November 2012, they sealed medical marijuana’s fate. It was untaxed and unregulated, so the state merged it with the recreational system.

    Although patients will be encouraged to shop at retail stores, they can enter themselves into a database that will provide a number of benefits, including a waiver of sales tax. Patients also will be allowed to possess more, and grow and buy different products with higher amounts of THC.

    But without the database, none of the benefits are available.

    “They had, what, a whole year to implement the database and they still couldn’t do it in time?” she said. “It’s a failure to the people living in Washington.”

    Both activists said they expect many patients won’t put themselves in the database, anyway, and might turn to the illicit market.

    1. Only a damn fool would put their self in that database.

    2. After what happened to Oregon’s attempts to set up its own Obamacare program, did anyone expect anything different here?

      1. Obamacare systems must be 20-50x more complex.

  25. Huh

    WASHINGTON (AP) ? The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle’s “Autopilot” automated driving system died after a collision with a truck in Florida, federal officials said Thursday.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/bu…..a-a-first/

    1. Preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer rig made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection of a divided highway where there was no traffic light, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The Tesla driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash, which took place May 7 in Williston, Florida, the agency said. The city is southwest of Gainesville.

      Two words: Accident avoidance.

      1. There’s only one thing to do. We create a list and put everyone on it who drives a car that has autopilot. We then merge that list with the no fly no buy list so that we can get guns out of the hands of these drivers of dangerous cars.

        /Team Purple

    2. I’m pretty sure no vehicle currently commercially available has anything approaching “self-driving technology”.

      https://www.teslamotors.com/presskit/autopilot

      Nope. Not self-driving. Not even close.

      1. ONce your hands are no longer on the wheel or the pedals, it’s self-driving. I’m not going to argue or even know what extents the driver’s model S will “self drive”.

        Autosteer keeps the car in the current lane and engages Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to maintain the car’s speed. Using a variety of measures including steering angle, steering rate and speed to determine the appropriate operation AutoSteer assists the driver on the road, making the driving experience easier.

        Tesla requires drivers to remain engaged and aware when Autosteer is enabled. Drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel.

        So, were the driver’s hands on the wheel? I’m guessing that alongside autopilot/self-driving cars, we’re going to get much more sophisticated flight-recorders, including in-cabin cameras.

    3. I figured the GPS would drive them off a cliff or something.

      1. “re-calculating. re-calculating.”

        1. SJW GPS only makes left turns.

  26. “my terrible ideas were never intended to be put into practice”

    /academic

    1. I couldn’t see down there on earth from up here in this tower. Not my fault you earth people are so dumb!

      1. You’re not a sniper by any chance, are you?

        1. They don’t have guns in ivory towers. Guns are icky, mmkay?

          1. Yeah, Charles Whitman had to bring his own.

            1. But he had a brain tumor, so that was his excuse.

    2. To be fair, I’m constantly spouting off stupid plans that will never actually happen. Hell, a few pages back I proposed that all public officials should fight in a gladiator ring for their jobs. I was kind of joking. So I can’t blame a leftist when someone actually follows through on one of his stupid ideas.

      1. If you put your idea out in a peer-reviewed journal, and then this filtered down to American Gladiator and Trump and Clinton were facing off with spears and nets…wow, you’d be the first to take the credit, because that would be awesome!

      2. How is that a stupid plan? It sounds brilliant to me*

        * Poster is currently under the influence of both marijuana and alcohol

        1. Poster is currently under the influence of both marijuana and alcohol

          This statement should not be taken seriously. Individuals in any occupation dealing with law enforcement (whether paid or not) would be well advised to ignore such comments from the H&R posters… and most other posters as well.

          1. Oh, you think you can explain things better than me, Let’s settle things by the bike rack.

            I’m not entirely sober either.

          2. Dude, DenverJ. And, since I’m not driving home, law enforcement can kiss my shiny metal ass.

            1. If you aren’t causing harm to others, DenverJ, I don’t see where you and I should have a problem.

              I hope that other individuals show you the same courtesy with regards to what you choose to ingest, including and perhaps especially those engaged in a “war on drugs”.

              1. Thank you, and back at you. My point was that marijuana usage is not prosecuted in Denver, or elsewhere in Colorado.

        2. Marijuana? In Colorado? Have you no shame, sir?

  27. they needed a word to describe the slights they faced every day.

    I’d go with “Death by a thousand cunts”

    1. they needed a word to describe the slights they faced every day.

      Umm, “slights”?

      1. What could go wrong with encouraging people to scour their social interactions for “slights”?

      2. Or “microslights”

    2. Dr. Sue is what is known as an enabler. He invented a word to describe the imagined insults that borderline personalities suffer helping them to believe they are real.

      He is full of shit. I don’t see how anyone could see that in any way other than making things worse.

      1. “They needed a word…”

        No, they didn’t.

    3. “Death by a thousand cunts”

      Take notice people. This is what a winning comment looks like.

    4. I’d go with “Death by a thousand cunts”

      Where do I sign up?

  28. The pic on this article confuses me.

    (a) Its got no alt-text.

    (b) Its a picture of people who aren’t white, and therefor can’t commit micro-aggressions.

    1. He’s about to say “Nice cans.”

    2. Top Men are figuring out names for minority-on-minority microaggressing — although I think they’ll run out of words before they run out of identity divisions.

      1. Nano-micro-aggressions are actually on the rise.

        It’s true.

        Look it up.

    3. “I’ve got this petition on the dress code… what say you about New Balance Sneakers?”

    4. Naw, “Hey, didn’t you used to be on Glee?”

    5. Dean,

      The individual pictured on the left is protecting the upper frontal region from the individual on the right, who is in the process of groping, which is a form of physical aggression. Thus your confusion is well founded.

      Unless I am mistaken, the direct eye contact both individuals are using are the microaggressions.

    1. Moore is a scumbag and liar a scumbag and obese and deserves to go on a permanent low-calorie diet of nothing but pickles because he’s a fat scumbag and a liar.

    2. He made me support the Iraq War. I was young and impressionable at the time.

  29. Life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.

  30. A Dumbass Named Sue by Johnny Student Loan

  31. Dude, Micro-aggressions are so passe, all the cool kid are into pico and femto-aggressions these days.

  32. Stay tuned for a very special Spot the Not featuring Derald Wing Sue, father of the microaggression.

    In the mean time, enjoy this video of him from 2010 explaining his theory of the brontosaurus microaggression:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJL2P0JsAS4

    1. I fast forwarded and found a key remark starting around 3:45 – “Be an ally – stand personally against all forms of bias and discrimination.”

      And he’s surprised that this kind of thing led to the results it has?

      Yeah, and the two books he wrote about how this is a Really Important Problem.

      How could he have expected that this sort of academic work would have been picked up on by administrators and activists?

      Yeah, like someone said above, he or someone he knows probably got put through the wringer of being accused of microaggression.

  33. “People who engage in microaggressions are oftentimes well-intentioned, decent individuals who aren’t aware that they are engaging in an offensive way toward someone else,” Mr. Sue said.

    The language Sue is still using is part of the problem. If the person is well-intentioned, then they are engaging in a well-intentioned way. There is no such thing as an objectively offensive way; there is only a way someone else has chosen to take offense to. “They are engaging unknowingly in a way someone else found offensive” removes the intentionality from the action and makes it a matter of unintentional slight rather than the emotionally charged term “aggression.” But then you don’t choose charged language like that unless you want to imply others are secretly evil.

    That’s also why they took the simple concept that members of the majority ethnic group in an area are advantaged by being in the majority (be they Japanese in Japan, Arabs in Saudi Arabia, Black Africans in Uganda, or Caucasians in the United States) and decided to call it “White Privilege.” Calling it “Majority Advantage” wouldn’t make the term useful as an emotionally charged indictment of white people.

    1. Yeah, the next asshole calls me racist is going to get a punch in the nose. I’ve decided screaming obscenities at them and getting so mad that I shake is probably bad for my health. So I’m just going to punch them in the nose. And when the cops show up, I’ma say “he called me a racist, so I punched him in the nose.” like straight up own it, you know? Assholes. Calling me a racist… (continuing to mutter curse words, wanders outside to hit his pipe and remember his dead Cheyenne-Arapahoe wife…)

      1. If someone makes a serious and groundless accusation against you – like racism – they do indeed deserve to be punched in the nose – and ear. I find punching in the ear is under rated.

        1. The ear, you say? Despite my casual and frequent disparaging of Canadians, I find their hand-to-hand advise quite useful. I’ma guessing hockey is involved, somehow.

  34. Spot the Not: Derald Wing Sue, father of the microaggression

    1. We must all strive to overcome our inborn racism, especially white men.

    2. [M]ost well-intentioned White Americans have inherited the racial biases of their forebears…

    3. We have been socialized into racist, sexist and heterosexist attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.

    4. White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately [various stats]

    5. the problem is that believe people microaggressions are very similar to the everyday incivility and rudeness that individuals, white Americans, experience in their day-to-day lives. They are quite different.

    6. [T]he disparities and inequities we have in education, employment and health care, it is not due to the overt racists or the white supremacists.

    1. 1 is the NOT.

      I’m guessing 2 and are real, because why would you put the initial capital letter in [brackets] unless you’re quoting a real sentence?

      I think 5 is real – it is to be expected, as a defensive response to a perfectly reasonable criticism (ha – see what I did there)

      I think 3 is real because it’s constructed like a sentence by an academic

      1. oops, I’m guessing 2 and 6 are real

      2. You sure? Remember, one of his books is Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation.

        1. Hmmm…so it isn’t 1.

          I can’t be one of the [brackets] sentences, unless you’re *really* messing with my head…

          Wait, it’s 4, isn’t it. OK, 4 is the not.

          1. (but why would he say “our” when he doesn’t appear to be white?)

    2. I’m guessing 6 is not. 1-5 look like random SJW tweets,

    3. Do you ever actually reveal the answer? Because I’m 47 years old, and I ain’t doing no god -damned homework.

      1. Yeah, he usually reveals the answer, it just usually takes a few hours. Derpertoligist is also busy studying some bullshit language for the military, so cut him some slack,

        1. Speaking of which,

          Hey Derpertologist, how is the military treating you?

        2. Yeah, I’ve seen his posts. He’s in his MOS school, if I remember. He’s practicing good juju calling it pig Latin. But, knowing the likely needs of the US SIGINT, well, nevermind.
          Good job, Derpetologist, you’re a credit to yourself.

    4. #5 is garbled, so… #5.

    5. 1 is the Not. Shoulda stuck with your first guess there, Fusionist. Geez, that’s like the first rule of multiple choice tests.

      I’ve been enjoying the Army and my language classes. I’m also on a 4 day pass for ‘Murica Day. Off to my gf’s house shortly. And on Sunday I’ll be in San Fran for the HnR meetup.

      Service-specific enthusiastic grunting noise!

      1. I’m also on a 4 day pass for ‘Murica Day

        Bah. The appropriate way to celebrate is to paint the lawn border rocks white followed by mandatory fun and awkward BBQ with the First Sergeant giving you either a burger or hot dog depending on which one you don’t really want.

      2. Oh, I see, the old “are you sure” move. Crafty. And annoying.

        And thank you for your service…to America and derp-fighters everywhere.

      3. I thought the army just “grunted”?
        Just kidding, Derp. I think you’re off to a very interesting life, and I hope that you find it fun and rewarding, filled with what you want.

    1. Too bad he’s not an American, we could have had Johnson and Johnson 2016…No More Tears!

      1. Born in New York, 1964.

        1. Interesting…is he still a U.S. citizen? Has he “been Fourteen Years a Resident within the United States”? (US Constitution, Art. II, Section 1 and see also Amendment XII (Vice-President must meet the same qualifications as the President)

          1. Johnson 2032!

              1. I can’t wait that long.

              2. I can’t wait that long.

          2. He renounced his US citizenship, mostly for Tax reasons. The IRS is a bitch and a half for expats,

      2. Johnson and Johnson 2016…No More Tears!

        ok, that’s not bad

      3. nice….also, “No More Tangles!”

    1. Cats care:

      http://iheartcats.com/cats-car…..ign=buffer

      1. The cats have a long-term plan to dilute the dog gene pool.

    2. Saw him at Kingsday 2016 in Den Bosch, love Ummet.

  35. The problem starts with the etymology.

    The word “aggression” means intentional violence.

    “Microaggression” thus implies a deliberate, if small, attack. And of course the history the term suggests that “microaggressions” are *meant* to be covert sleights.

    The term thus biases people to believe that every time they *feel* sleighted, that the person giving offense, was doing it *on purpose* as a subtle attack.

    Now the author of the term complains that’s not what he meant. Well, you coined a stupid word, Mr. Sue. If that wasn’t what you meant, you shouldn’t have used the word “aggression”.

    1. Sue is not the originator of the term. That would be Chester Middlebrook Pierce.

      Jus’ sayin’

      1. Yeah, the headline said “popularized,” not “created.”

  36. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgqiSBxvdws

    Shut the fuck up about Moonmen, this isn’t a musical

    1. AC should guard his stash more carefully, you don’t just want any random musician accessing it.

    2. That had better be Rick and Morty…

      *clicks link*

      Well done, my glip-glop.

  37. Anyone notice how the topics here are lighter-weight as the holiday weekend approaches? Maybe I’ll find something interesting to discuss upthread in the comments.

    1. Are wooden spatulas underrated or properly rated?

      1. Prorated, probably.

  38. Dude, is the same as it ever was. Hey, you know who else looked forward to the weekend?

    1. A certain Austrian born corporal in the Great War era German Army? No, that can’t be right, too obvious.

    2. Loverboy?

    3. Huey Lewis?

  39. OT but hilarious: https://twitter.com/OnMessageForHer

    Come join us at the Hillary PR Team and follow one woman’s historic journey from the White House back into the White House!

    Our hearts break tonight for #Istanbul, which was suicide bombed by HATEFUL EXTREMISTS unaffiliated with any particular religious tradition.

    This November we can’t let Trump *or* his rightwing hate-message of prioritizing the American worker over transnational corporations win!

    The UK just chose to rid itself of an unelected coterie of international bankers and bureaucrats. Let’s not make that same mistake here!

    Donald says he is “great at business,” but it looks like all *he* knows how to do is oversee projects, negotiate deals, and accrue wealth.

    DC wants to sell you a steadily growing police and surveillance state to fight the terrorism their foreign and immigration policies enabled.

    The “inconsistency” of the Left being both pro-LGBT and pro-Islam is resolved when you realize at base it’s just anti-Western-civilization.

  40. OK, maybe it’s upthread and I missed it, but:

    “Bill Clinton meeting causes headaches for Hillary”
    […]
    “Lynch and Bill Clinton met privately in Phoenix Monday after the two realized they were on the same tarmac, an aide to the former president said. The encounter took place ahead of the public release Tuesday morning of the House Benghazi Committee’s report on the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.
    The meeting is raising questions about whether the independence of the Justice Department, which is conducting an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, might have been compromised.
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said Thursday the meeting was “terrible.””
    http://www.wyff4.com/politics/…..y/40292844

    Trump is a blowhard who has no business pretending the the presidency, but as a stopped clock, he hit this one.
    Bubba is a ‘private citizen’ now; WIH is the AG doing holding private talks with him?

    1. after the two realized they were on the same tarmac

      Just happened. In no way was orchestrated after Bill mused out loud, Henry II-style, that it would great if he could happen to run into her.

      I totally believe they never discussed the ongoing investigation. Quashing that was already assumed. Probably negotiating Lynch’s role in a Hillary administration.

  41. ‘Derald Wing Sue is a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He’s also an early promoter of the idea of “microaggressions.” Lists of potential microaggressions, maintained by universities, used his research as a basis.
    […]
    It was never about shaming or punishing people, he says. In fact, he doesn’t think that people who commit microaggressions are necessarily racist or sexist.’

    Of course not! It was about signalling that the shitbag known as Derald Wing Sue was oh such a wonderful person and had the welfare of mankind in mind and was just, gee, terrific and really good and…..
    A fucking ignoramus.

  42. Derald Wing Sue. May history treat you unkindly.

  43. The backpedal doesn’t buy any good will with me. Dealing with unintentional “microaggressions” is just part of being an adult. It happens to me from time to time even though I’m a straight white male cis-hetero shitlord. It happened back before they had a fancy name for it. I just deal.

    Either it’s an unintended slight from a friend, in which case I give the friend a pass because I know he/she didn’t mean it that way and I know I make those verbal faux pas myself. If it’s a stranger well I don’t give a fuck what they think. It’s not hard; why can’t these college edumacated geniuses handle it?

  44. Professor Who Popularized Microaggressions Says Universities Have Gone Too Far
    ‘”I was concerned that people who use these examples would take them out of context.’

    No, no, no!
    The universities have not gone far enough.
    Only when we eliminate all speech that is not politically correct can we embrace the freedoms granted to us through oppressive policies by the over-educated idiots in academia and learn the wisdom of socialist enslavement. You might as well start the indoctrination while they are in the re-education camps. Teaching them to keep their mouths shut at an early age will teach them to keep their mouths shut later on life when they and their families are marched off to the local gulags.
    Only good comes from this.

  45. Legal experts have suggested that if Congress has the power to require individuals to buy health care insurance, it may also mandate that Americans buy broccoli. Legal experts have suggested that if Congress has the power to require individuals to buy health care insurance, it may also mandate that Americans buy broccoli. Legal experts have suggested that if Congress has the power to require individuals to buy health care insurance, it may also mandate that Americans buy broccoli. – – – – ????? 2017????? 2017

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