Survey: Most minorities not offended by microaggressions – Hot Air

Remember that list of microaggressions that was circulated by the University of California system in 2015. Allahpundit wrote about it here at the time. It suggested that students should be taught to avoid triggering phrases as “America is a melting pot,” and “When I look at you I don’t see color.” Over at the Atlantic, author Conor Friedersdorf points out that a recent Cato/YouGov poll asked minorities how they felt about some of the phrases the University of California judged to be microaggressions. It turns out the majority weren’t offended at all:See Also: Chuck Grassley puts the screws to Trump on ethanolTelling a recent immigrant, “you speak good English” was deemed “not offensive” by 77 percent of Latinos; saying “I don’t notice people’s race” was deemed “not offensive” by 71 percent of African Americans and 80 percent of Latinos; saying “America is a melting pot” was deemed not offensive by 77 percent of African Americans and 70 percent of Latinos; saying “America is the land of opportunity” was deemed “not offensive” by 93 percent of African Americans and 89 percent of Latinos; and saying “everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough” was deemed “not offensive” by 89 percent of Latinos and 77 percent of African Americans…the literature was not circulated as the perspective of campus progressives on what should not be said; it was circulated as if it represented what offends and demeans people of color, even though huge majorities of African Americans and Latinos say, when actually consulted, that those very same statements are “not offensive.”In other words, someone on the far left claimed that minorities were offended by these phrases, when in fact the overwhelming majority of them are not. Not only did someone claim this, they made it part of diversity training and guidance for students. As Friedersdorf points out, what they have actually done is misinform a great many young people about what is true. That’s not the sort of thing higher education is supposed to be about. TRENDING: The secret to marriage is being married Friedersdorf doesn’t say this but I will: The other thing these college administrators (the ones using this material) have done is create racial tension on campus where it ought not exist. Telling white students they could%2

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