Penn State Urges Students to Report Microaggressions

If you see something, say something. No, I’m not saying you should report Muslims engaging in suspicious activity. That would only get you denounced for profiling or even sued for $15 million. I mean run squealing to the authorities whenever you see even the slightest unconscious indication that someone might harbor incorrect attitudes:

At Pennsylvania State University, no hurt feeling is too small, no slight too inconsequential, no unintentionally biased statement too unimportant.

Administrators want to know it all.

The public university is in the midst of a massive campaign that encourages students not only to watch what they say, lest they offend someone, but also to report any and all biased statements to campus officials. …

As a part of the campaign, the university is using posters and magnets to emphasize its Report Bias system set up under the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity.

In the Soviet Union, everywhere you looked you saw billboards demanding reverence for Marxism–Leninism. Similarly, at Penn State, you see this:


Since actual bias incidents against favored groups are so rare that liberals have resorted to constant hoaxes, nothing is too insignificant to qualify:

Lisa Powers, director of Penn State’s strategic communications office, said in an email to The College Fix that an act of intolerance includes microaggressions.

A microaggression is an example of supposed “discrimination” so trivial that even moonbats will admit it is probably accidental if not entirely imaginary.

Any subtly politically incorrect notion qualifies as a microaggression, including the following, as explicitly listed by the University of California:

• “When I look at you, I don’t see color.”
• “There is only one race, the human race.”
• “America is a melting pot.”
• “I don’t believe in race.”
• “America is the land of opportunity.”
• “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
• “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.”

Students reported for committing microaggressions should be punished severely. According to Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, microaggressions are comparable to sexual assault and violence.

On tips from Shawn R, Torcer, Stormfax, and Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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