Psychology Prof Rejects Concept of Microaggressions

Psychology Prof Rejects Concept of Microaggressions

Emory University Department of Psychology Professor Scott Lilienfeld had better already have tenure. Looks like he has wandered off the reservation:

After reviewing many studies on the topic, Dr. Lilienfeld argues in his paper “Microaggressions: Strong Claims, Inadequate Evidence” that microaggressions lack scientific proof, and therefore should not be included in workplace or campus diversity training. …

“The scientific status of the microaggression research program is far too preliminary to warrant its dissemination to real-world contexts,” he writes in his 2017 scholarly article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science.

True enough for real-world contexts, but what about the non–real-world contexts of college campuses and ultra-P.C. corporate environments?

If they melt snowflakes, how can they not be real?

On tips from J and Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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