Of all the things progressives like to hurl at you in order to make you guilty of their favorite sin, microaggressions are by far my favorite. It’s by far the sneakiest of the tactics, because it works like a trap.
I’ve actually covered microaggressions at length before, and you can read what I wrote about them here, but let’s delve a little further into it.
As I’ve said before in my last article, microaggressions are the act of discriminating…on accident. In other words, you could be asking an innocent question, and S.J. McVictimhood could look down upon you from the tip of their nose and label you a racist. When and how you’re racist is entirely up to the permanently offended, and believe me, they will abuse this power as often as possible.
Thing is, if no racism was intended in any way, then the act isn’t racist. I made mention of this in my video. For instance, I’ve seen people repeatedly take offense at somebody asking them their ancestry.
That’s not racist.
I’m going to ignore the fact that everyone from white people to show dogs have ancestry that people like to have traced. Ancestry tells you a lot about your historical origins, and everybody loves hearing about them.
But let’s drop all pretense and say a white person asks this question to Asian person whom they just met. The Asian person becomes offended at the question and proceeds to tell the white person that she’s American, and that’s good enough.
Why was she offended in the first place?
Asia is a huge place with many countries. Your ancestry could be from any one of them and the person asking may be doing so to learn more about you. The offended could easily turn around and ask the same question, invoking a response about German ancestry, or maybe Scandinavian.
Microaggression relies on the belief that the person doing the microaggressing thinks the other person doesn’t belong in America by nature, and that somehow this makes inquiries as to their origin or culture a practice in racism. In reality, it’s just curiosity.
I’m sure many people of many colors ask questions of others all the time to learn more about them. For instance, I can’t tell you how many people ask me if I know Morse code due to my being directly descended from Samuel F.B. Morse, the guy who invented the telegraph. Being asked if you can speak a language native to your family’s origin is not that far removed from this. Many times, the answer is “yes.” It’s not offensive to ask, and discovering that you do speak that foreign language makes you more interesting.
America is a place where the world came together and created a melting pot of cultures. EVERYONE belongs here who has come here, at least legally. This makes our varying origins fun to learn and our differing cultures interesting to talk about. The problem is, social justice adherents believe that fusing cultures is somehow wrong, as it forces that culture to change and not retain its original form. As I covered in part two, the social justice warrior thinks that segregatory actions and sentiments are what’s needed to stop this “tragedy.”
Anything unfamiliar to someone else may be inquired upon to learn about and that thing may include racial characteristics not shared. There is zero racism in that. What there IS racism in is assuming that the person inquiring is acting on racism – intentional or not – due to the fact that they are a different race than you.
Again, we find the social justice progressive being the racist here.
But microaggressions, as with all instances of race baiting, isn’t about racism. Microaggressions are a concept created to make the innocent guilty of crimes they didn’t commit and allow the “offended” a pressure point over good people who don’t want to hurt feelings.
With microaggressions, the good person has to walk on eggshells lest they incite the offended to anger. Certain subjects are off topic and opinions aren’t welcome. The offended is rewarded deference and say-so in regards to certain matters because the people doing the unintentional offending don’t want to offend others either.
But the thing is, microaggressions aren’t real, which is also a recurring pattern within this series. They’re simply a tool used to exert control and fool people into believing their actions are racist when they clearly are not. The only way for a microaggression to be real is for the person being accused of it to accept responsibility for it. To say, “Yes, that was racist of me. I apologize.” validates the “offended” party’s claim.
If you meant no racism, then you weren’t being racist. It’s a simple as that.
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Hailing from Austin, Texas, Brandon Morse has been writing about politics and culture across many websites for the last six years, with a heavy emphasis on anti-authoritarianism. Aside from writing articles, he is also known for voice acting and authoring scripts. He is an avid gamer, dog person, and has a bad habit of making vague references to things no one has heard about or seen. Follow him at @TheBrandonMorse on Twitter.
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