Invitation to a microaggression

Here I quote Elizabeth Price Foley, writing at InstaPundit:

The University of California, headed now by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, has gone insane with political correctness. The confirmation comes via its new “faculty training guide,” which has conveniently listed some microaggressions to be avoided in the classroom, including:

* “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

* “Affirmative action is racist.”

* “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”

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

* “I don’t believe in race.”

* “Gender plays no part in who we hire.”

Before quoting Professor Foley’s comments, let me note that the third microaggression fails grammatically, but aggression against grammar is no offense at the University of California. If it were made grammatically correct — “Everyone can succeed in this country if he works hard enough” — this particular microaggression would be guilty of multiple microaggressions.

Professor Foley comments:

Alumni of the UC system should immediately cease wasting their charitable dollars on such an anti-intellectual, fascist institution. And any intelligent young person should avoid it like the plague. The system has clearly been captured by individuals with micro-brains possessing micro-tolerance and micro-confidence. It is–like too many institutions of “higher” learning–a place where critical thinking goes to die.

What happens when just about everything you believe to the core of your being becomes a guilty thought? The universities have created the repressive atmosphere in which the ability to communicate forbidden thoughts ambiguously between the lines will become a necessity for those who wish to pursue wisdom.

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