Now that deliriously hostile and soon-to-be-nuclear Iran, already nuclear North Korea, Russia, and communist China, the Islamic State, al Qaeda, et cetera have been neutralized as threats to the USA, the State Department has nothing else to do but address microaggressions:
According to a newsletter from State Department chief diversity officer John Robinson, employees who commit “microaggressions” may risk violating harassment laws in doing so.
“Harassment” is a crime taken very seriously by the sort of moonbats who run the State Department — far more seriously than they take Islamic maniacs with nuclear weapons.
Robinson published the letter in the November edition of State Magazine with the title “The New Face of Exclusion: Microaggressions.” The magazine is meant to “facilitate communication between management and employees” and “acquaint employees with developments that may affect operations or personnel,” according to the State Department website. In the letter, Robinson explained to employees that microaggressions “are much harder to spot than overt discrimination” and “are often brushed off as lack of tact or an act of nonmalicious ignorance.”
Others brush off microaggressions as groundless excuses to indulge in crybulling. But not the State Department under Hanoi John Kerry.
In his letter, Robinson borrows Columbia professor Derald Wing Sue’s definition of “microaggressions,” which Sue defines as “everyday verbal, nonverbal and environmental slights, snubs or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory or negative messages to target persons.”
In his book “Microaggressions In Everyday Life,” Sue claims that saying “Merry Christmas” to a Jewish person is a clear “microaggression.”
Whether saying “Merry Christmas” is a garden variety microaggression or rises to the level of actual harassment in the estimation of the State Department could not be determined. We do know that Robinson considers it a microaggression to ask Asians where they are from. He has also denounced the expressions “holding down the fort” and “rule of thumb” as offensive.
On a tip from Torcer.