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Prof Wants Counseling For Student Victims Of 'Microaggressions'

  • Adam Casalino
  • Jan 6, 2018 10:01AM

Life is tough. That’s a fact. There are times when you will feel defeated. Or neglect. Or ignored. There will be times when—despite doing the right thing—you still lose. But that’s okay. Because if you work hard and refuse to give up, you will see success.

But that’s not what some college professors want you to believe. They, and many in politics, claim that there are some people born to fail or that society has decided these people should fail. No matter what they do, people of color will be oppressed by the white majority.

This was true at one time. But the United States (and most Western countries) have reformed to bring an end to such discrimination. Today it is literally against the law to mistreat someone because of their skin color. That’s a good thing.

Apparently, that’s not good enough. Some unhinged professors have decided that students of color are still routinely abused. These students are in dire need of counseling or deserve special development programs, just to cope with the torrent of discrimination they feel on a daily basis.

The only problem is the evidence doesn’t add up.

An associate professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI) recently discovered that many students cope with “racial microaggressions” by going home and crying it out.

Annemarie Vaccaro, who teaches graduate classes at URI, used focus groups to probe 18 students of color on how they cope with the “racial microaggressions” they face on their predominantly white women’s college campus…

In her latest study, Vaccaro found that many students cope with microaggressions by going home and crying it out. In a section titled, “It’s Easier to Just Go Home,” she details some of the coping mechanisms that her interviewees used. (Campus Reform)

Wow, that seems really bad, right? I mean, these people are so upset they have to go home and cry it out. That would suggest (perhaps) a serious problem on college campuses. Perhaps these schools need to fundamentally change the way they treat students, right? For their mental well-being.

The first thing we have to do is look at what’s actually upsetting these students so much, that they go home and cry into their pillows.

Microaggressions can include many “brief and common” perceived insults or slights, according to Vaccaro—who, as Campus Reform reported last August, coined the term “invisibility microaggressions” to describe when students of color “feel invisible.” (Campus Reform)

Um, I’m sorry, but what? What is a “perceived insult”? You mean to tell me these people are crying over something that wasn’t even real? And what, pray tell, is an “invisibility microaggression”? How are students of color being treated to make them feel invisible? Do these students need to be constantly applauded for being different? Are they upset when teachers aren’t regularly acknowledging that they have a different skin color?

Is this where the Civil Rights movement has brought us? A campus culture so childish that students of color need to be steadily coddled and rewarded for their diversity, or else they cry?

Sometimes I roll my eyes when conservatives complain about “snowflakes.” Or when they go on and on about schools with “safe spaces.” But seriously, folks. Professors want to prop up students to be constantly praised, simply because of their skin color. What the hell is that?

I’m all for equality. That means we should all be treated the same. We should be judged by our efforts, character, and results. Yet campus culture says something else. They push the idea that minority students should be treated with kid gloves. They use “microaggressions”—an invented concept—as an excuse to give these students an advantage over others. Because white people had it good long enough!

But what about all the other students who face problems? If students of color experience “perceived insults,” surely that can happen to everyone else? Apparently, this researcher can’t imagine a situation where a “perceived insult” was a situation that was merely misinterpreted.

To address the “pervasive racial microaggressions” that students face, Vaccaro recommends several strategies colleges can use to help, including more counseling services for students of color, and more leadership development programs where students of color can discuss “microaggressions, activism, burnout, and self-care.” (Campus Reform)

How interesting. The solution to these imagined insults is to spend copious amounts of college funds to create programs that give minority students special treatment. This is nothing new for leftists. They create a scenario where a group is perceived as a victim. Then they can justify giving this group special status in society. So much for personal responsibility, hard work, and proving yourself through effort!

Are you a student of color? Congratulations. You’ll be coddled, treated like a child, and given special accommodations for nothing. Be sure not to squander this opportunity! Because chances are, you won’t get them in the real world.

Once upon a time, college was about preparation. You went to a school of higher learning so you could learn skills for a future career. It was about bettering yourself: your mind, body, and perhaps spirit. Today, colleges are breeding grounds for hypocrisy, misinformation, and corruption. The idea of learning so you can contribute to the world? That’s simply a joke.

Colleges are institutions aimed at programming young people to think like selfish, self-centered, entitled babies. If not because of your race, then because of your gender, sexual identity, or religion. That attitude will carry over into their professional lives, families, and relationships. Schools are now corrupting an entire generation of people. What will our society look like after a few more decades of this trash?

It’s a reflection of the corrupt nature of modern colleges, where knowledge and intellect are guarded or suppressed.

Even this report on microaggressions is kept out of the hands of the common person. Perhaps you’d like to read Annemarie Vaccaro’s full report? Get the full details in order to discuss it? Well, you’ll have to pony up $42.50 to read it. And that will give you access for only a day.

That tells you everything you need to know about our academic institutions. And you wonder why we say higher learning is dead?