A staff member from the University of Utah came forward to The Daily Wire to expose what was going on at the university’s Diversity Sessions.
From The Daily Wire:
For those still blissfully unacquainted, Merriam Webster defines “microaggression” as a “comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority).”
On its face, the concept isn’t outrageous. Most people recognize that bigotry occurs in subtle interactions which often aren’t readily apparent to the perpetrator. Classic examples include the white suburban mom clutching her purse more tightly when a black man walks by, or the insistence, by educated whites, that black Americans are less capable of meeting mundane societal expectations than are white Americans. The former example betrays an assumption that black men are a criminal threat, the latter a patronizing assumption about black Americans’ cognitive abilities and/or character. Small acts of bigotry add up, and they do make a difference over time.
However, these were not the types of microaggressions that staff at the University of Utah were primarily presented with in this bizarre 90-minute session. Rather, participants were instructed that a comment or action can be considered a “microaggression” even if it is well-intended, well-received, and causes no apparent harm.
It was stressed by one facilitator that even a genuine compliment can be a microaggression, even if the recipient was flattered by it, as long as the compliment in some way “reinforces” the “systems of power” (which, of course, remain perpetually nebulous and strategically undefined). For example, phrases like “You’re so smart for 15!” and “Wow, you look great for your age!” were touted as two obvious examples of microaggressions (presumably because they reinforce the stodgy, outdated, and hateful notion that young people are both more beautiful and more naive than elders).
Critical Race Theory has run-amuck through college campuses, university halls, high school’s, and corporate America. Many are waking up to this race driven Marxism and pushing back, this staff member from a liberal institution is speaking out over concerns that things have spiraled out of control.