September 3, 2016

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE. Rutgers: to avoid microaggressions, only speak when ‘necessary:’

Students in at least one Rutgers University residence hall are being encouraged to use only language that is “helpful” and “necessary” to avoid committing microaggressions.

The display, photos of which were obtained by Campus Reform, is titled “Language Matters: Think,” and was placed in the College Avenue Apartments by a resident assistant, according to a current resident of the building who does not wish to be identified.

Erected as part of the university’s “Language Matters” campaign, the bulletin board instructs students to ask themselves whether their choice of words is “true,” “helpful,” “inspiring,” “necessary,” and “kind” before speaking out, and also includes a list of potentially-offensive terms, such as “retarded” and “illegal aliens.”

Well, so much for Genesis playing the campus anytime soon. When does Rutgers put up signs that say “Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself,” and refashion the campus architecture to resemble Portmeirion?

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