Increasingly, we hear the term “microaggression” tossed around by the infantile left. But what does it mean?
As far as I can tell, a microaggression is an affront — real or imagined for the sake of being affronted — so trivial that few stable adults would notice it and none would give it a second thought. When the term is used, the only aggression in sight is that committed by the grievance industry against the English language for the purpose of political bullying.
With this definition in mind, we can try to make sense of the latest story from the grievance industry manufacturing plant known as Harvard.
Katherine Timpf of NRO reports:
Harvard University Dining Services has decided stop buying water machines from the Israeli company SodaStream due to concerns that their very presence might be a microaggression against Palestinian students.
“These machines can be seen as a microaggression to Palestinian students and their families and like the University doesn’t care about Palestinian human rights,” Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash, sophomore and member of the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance, told the Harvard Crimson.
In the meantime, the school will also be removing the “SodaStream” stickers from any of the existing water machines, just to make sure no student has to see one and have a traumatic experience or something.
Fortunately, Harvard will not remove existing SodaStream machines and replace them with machines purchased from another vendor. That would be a microaggression against Harvard’s bottom line.
But by bowing to pressure from Ms. Sandalow-Ash and the College’s Progressive Jewish Alliance, Harvard’s dining services operation has committed a microaggression against non-self-hating Jews.
UPDATE: From Twitchy comes word that Harvard’s president has ordered an investigation into the boycott of SodaStream machines.
JOHN adds: Of course, Harvard could make this more fair by also boycotting all of the otherwise-desirable products made by the Palestinians. No, wait…