Skip to comments.Cass Sunstein Warns Against 'New Cadre of Thought Police'
Posted on 07/02/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Cass Sunstein, the former Obama administration regulatory czar, has warned the campus crusade against microaggressions could potentially be enforced by a new cadre of thought police. [ ]
Sunstein chastises the University of California at Berkeley for its willingness to consider disciplining people for making one of a large number of statements, many or all of which most Americans would consider harmless or even correct.
He also mentions another university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, has taken a stand against microaggressions by publishing a list of examples of racial microaggressions.
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Isn’t he the guy who was talking about “nudging” people?
I thought that was the intent of Sunstein and his ilk?
This would be Sunstein’s wettest of wet dreams.
It has to be his attempt at reverse psychology.
d’oh! i kind of regret not choosing the name “MicroAgressor” when creating my FR account.
“Cass Sunstein Warns Against ‘New Cadre of Thought Police’”
I’m shaking my head. Uh!?
It’s incredibly counterintuitive, knowing who and what this man is.
The camps can’t be far behind. Isn’t there a point in every collectivist totalitarian state that begins a purge of its own backers and supporters?
Absolutely. He has previously advocated exactly what he seems to be warning of.
(Yeah, it’s Salon, but as long as we’re discussing schmucks, where else should we go?)
Bath salts. Gotta be bath salts.
|Alien in own land;
When Asian Americans and Latino Americans are assumed to be foreign-born
|Where are you from?
Where were you born?
You speak good English.
A person asking an Asian American to teach them words in their native language.
|You are not American
You are a foreigner
|Ascription of Intelligence
Assigning intelligence to a person of color on the basis of their race.
|You are a credit to your race.
You are so articulate.
Asking an Asian person to help with a Math or Science problem.
|People of color are generally not as intelligent as Whites.
It is unusual for someone of your race to be intelligent.
All Asians are intelligent and good in Math / Sciences.
Statements that indicate that a White person does not want to acknowledge race
| When I look at you, I dont see color.
America is a melting pot.
There is only one race, the human race.
|Denying a person of colors racial / ethnic experiences. Assimilate / acculturate to the dominant culture. Denying the individual as a racial / cultural being.|
|Criminality assumption of criminal status
A person of color is presumed to be dangerous, criminal, or deviant on the basis of their race.
|A White man or woman clutching their purse or checking their wallet as a Black or Latino approaches or passes.
A store owner following a customer of color around the store.
A White person waits to ride the next elevator when a person of color is on it.
|You are a criminal.
You are going to steal
You are poor
You do not belong
You are dangerous.
|Denial of individual racism
A statement made when Whites deny their racial biases
|Im not a racist. I have several Black friends.
As a woman, I know what you go through as a racial minority.
| I am immune to races because I have friends of color.
Your racial oppression is no different than my gender oppression.
I cant be a racist.
Im like you.
| Myth of meritocracy
Statements which assert that race does not play a role in life successes
| I believe the most qualified person should get the job.
Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough.
| People of color are given extra unfair benefits because of their race.
People of color are lazy and / or incompetent and need to work harder.
|Pathologizing cultural values / communication styles
The notion that the values and communication styles of the dominant / White culture are ideal
| Asking a Black person: Why do you have to be so loud / animated? Just calm down.
To an Asian or Latino person: Why are you so quiet? We want to know what you think. Be more verbal. Speak up more.
Dismissing an individual who brings up race / culture in work / school setting.
| Assimilate to dominant culture.
Leave your cultural baggage outside.
Occurs when a White person is given preferential treatment as a consumer over a person of color
| Person of color mistaken for a service worker Having a taxi cab pass a person of color and pick up a White passenger.
Being ignored at a store counter as attention is given to the White customer behind you;
You people ...
| People of color are servants to Whites.
They couldnt possibly occupy high-status positions.
You are likely to cause trouble and / or travel to a dangerous neighborhood.
Whites are more valued customers than people of color.
You dont belong. You are a lesser being.
| Environmental microaggressions
Macro-level microaggressions, which are more apparent on systemic and environmental levels
| A college or university with buildings that are all names after White heterosexual upper class males;
Television shows and movies that feature predominantly White people, without representation of people of color;
Overcrowding of public schools in communities of color;
Overabundance of liquor stores in communities of color;
| You dont belong / You wont succeed here.
There is only so far you can go.
You are an outsider / You dont exist.
People of color dont / shouldnt value education.
People of color are deviant.
| How to offend without really trying
| Indian giver.
Thats so gay.
She welshed on the bet.
I jewed him down.
Thats so White of you.
You people ...
We got gypped.
Imitating accents or dialects
They want to turn everything into code words when they are not. Typical leftistsinfinitely more racist than whom they accuse of being racist.
There is so much wrong with the entire “Micro-aggression” topic, that it needs to be addressed with a higher level of abstraction.
IMHO, it is an Anti-Christian premise, which substitutes a pagan worldview for a Christian worldview. The consequences are more bigoted, prejudiced and ignorant than the systems they attack as evil. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure.
Yes... he rails against that which he created.
Don’t you mean ‘’threatened’’? Because it has kind of a ‘’or else’’ feel to it.
You know the “microaggression” craze has gotten out of hand when Sunstein thinks it’s over the top.
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