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By Alice B. Lloyd at The Weekly Standard
Two scholars responsible for the prevalence of the neologism "microaggression" told The Chronicle of Higher Educationthey're sorry for how their research has been misused to end conversations. A microaggression is a minor, unintentional, yet nonetheless punishable offense in liberal social circles whereby supposedly privileged individuals unknowingly slight somebody else. Many college campuses have systems in place that allow aggrieved students to report microagressions anonymously, avoiding any interaction with the offending party...
Schools: Columbia University