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Microaggressions and the illiberal

R0b1Billion
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11/17/2016 11:33:50 PM
Posted: 3 weeks ago
Sam Harris and Jonathon Haidt: Safe Spaces

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Is anybody in college this year? Is "illiberalism" as bad as he claims? He explains that basically all Americans are liberals in the classic sense, but it is the illiberal who wishes to control what you say, seeking out to identify "microaggressions" in your message. An example of a microaggression would be asking if homosexual marriage is legitimate or whether all Muslims are terrorists; as the very question itself seems to beg towards the negative (or else you wouldn't have asked it). He explains that college professors are being attacked for even questioning concepts like affirmative action, and these attacks carry substantial weight and cost professors "months" to deal with when accused.

Let's start a discussion on the concept, and if you aren't familiar with it then feel free to ask, as this is both a new and peculiar phenomenon.
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11/18/2016 12:11:49 AM
Posted: 3 weeks ago
At 11/17/2016 11:33:50 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
Sam Harris and Jonathon Haidt: Safe Spaces

https://m.youtube.com...

Is anybody in college this year? Is "illiberalism" as bad as he claims? He explains that basically all Americans are liberals in the classic sense, but it is the illiberal who wishes to control what you say, seeking out to identify "microaggressions" in your message. An example of a microaggression would be asking if homosexual marriage is legitimate or whether all Muslims are terrorists; as the very question itself seems to beg towards the negative (or else you wouldn't have asked it). He explains that college professors are being attacked for even questioning concepts like affirmative action, and these attacks carry substantial weight and cost professors "months" to deal with when accused.m
I think some of them are confusing microagressions with just rude things to say.

Let's start a discussion on the concept, and if you aren't familiar with it then feel free to ask, as this is both a new and peculiar phenomenon.
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11/18/2016 1:44:51 AM
Posted: 3 weeks ago
At 11/17/2016 11:33:50 PM, R0b1Billion wrote:
Sam Harris and Jonathon Haidt: Safe Spaces

https://m.youtube.com...

Is anybody in college this year? Is "illiberalism" as bad as he claims? He explains that basically all Americans are liberals in the classic sense, but it is the illiberal who wishes to control what you say, seeking out to identify "microaggressions" in your message. An example of a microaggression would be asking if homosexual marriage is legitimate or whether all Muslims are terrorists; as the very question itself seems to beg towards the negative (or else you wouldn't have asked it). He explains that college professors are being attacked for even questioning concepts like affirmative action, and these attacks carry substantial weight and cost professors "months" to deal with when accused.

Let's start a discussion on the concept, and if you aren't familiar with it then feel free to ask, as this is both a new and peculiar phenomenon.

People need to stop being pvssies and start speaking their minds notwithstanding the heckler's veto.