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(Yahoo)   Canadian University makes an apology for making a student apologize for emailing that photo of President Obama kicking down a door. What a sorry country   (ca.news.yahoo.com) divider line 17
    More: Stupid, President Obama, McGill, Canadians, student apologize, rape culture, Canadian Universities, students  
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2014-03-22 02:49:24 AM  
3 votes:
On my PC multimeter, this story registered 4 microangries, 12 milliWTFs, and 1 femtofacepalm.
2014-03-22 02:11:34 AM  
3 votes:
As a Canadian, I am sorry for this sorry headline about a sorry article.

/Sorry
2014-03-21 09:56:57 PM  
3 votes:
Obviously it was the protests that made the school change its mind

pizzacomedy.com
2014-03-22 04:03:54 AM  
2 votes:
i1199.photobucket.com
2014-03-22 02:35:02 AM  
2 votes:

Darth Macho: Shadyman: As a Canadian, I am sorry for this sorry headline  about aboot a sorry article.

/Sorry

Fixed that for you, eh.


Oh. Sorry.
2014-03-22 02:19:32 AM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: I still don't understand how that's politically incorrect? Is it something to do with a stereotype of an angry black man? Does McGill house an easily offended guild of masons that specializes n doors? What gives?


It's supposedly super duper extra racist. I mean come on! Only racists would DARE to besmirch the good name of our president by implying that he kicks doors.

/ I'm not sure how it's racist; but, that's the reason that I've heard
2014-03-22 12:25:02 AM  
2 votes:
Microagression

WTF is that? Is that like beating up amoebas or something?
2014-03-21 10:14:51 PM  
2 votes:

itcamefromschenectady: feckingmorons: Microagression is politically correct nonsense only found on college campuses.

According to Wikipedia, the term Microaggression was invented in 1970, so it's not a new thing, just obscure. I notice that Firefox considers "Microaggression" to be a misspelled word, which might in itself be a microaggression.


According to librarians wikipedia is not authoritative.

I hope Mozilla apologizes.
2014-03-22 02:38:10 PM  
1 votes:
That gif was an attempt to show how 'cool' he was, especially in comparison to his clueless predecessor, who had a gif of him endlessly attempting to open a door in a similar situation. Part of Obama's appeal to younger voters and women is how 'cool' he is portrayed to be by the media because of how young (which is, of course, disgusting age discrimination) and how black he is. I just saw a study that showed that part of the problem black kids have in white schools is that the white kids stereotype them as being cooler than they are as a product* of what they presume to be a rougher life and immediately flock to them for street knowledge, immediately abandoning them and leaving them without friends if they fail to conform to the stereotype.

Therefore, the media's portrayal of Obama as a cool President is helping add to the stereotyping and dehumanizing idolization of young black boys in suburban schools, placing undue pressure on them, and must be stopped now. The best way to solve this is to instead show how he is just the same as his crusty older white male predecessors but, of course, that would be nothing more than a sickening way of sweeping historical oppression under the rug and it would unfairly pigeonhole Obama's accomplishments

So, as you can see, we're faced with a conundrum. Perhaps the best solution is simply to abolish the office of President altogether, as it's elevation and endowment of one human being, who must invariably have subscribe to a gender, a sexuality, a race, a name, an age, a preference between dogs or cats, an educational system that fails society's 'others', a magazine that doesn't equally devote time to every single person on Earth's hobbies, a language, a mobile operating system, and the blatantly ableist fetishization of "good" mental health that is inexplicably demanded of our political leaders ALL contributes to the various forms of capitalist oppression and political disenfranchisement that afflict the unquestionably infallible people of our world. But, as a cisabled hetero cissexual cisethnic white cisgendered non-transcis male from a cismiddleclasscisAmericanbackground, my inherently privileged view of the world invariably skews my thoughts towards oppression, so there's a good chance I'm wrong.

*: This word, which implies that black boys are a commodity, is dehumanizing. I greatly apologize for my disgusting remarks and will immediately check my privilege while lamenting that society has not yet deemed it necessary to put me through a period of rehabilitative incarceration where I can be reeducated and abandon my apparently colonialist attitudes
2014-03-22 02:31:17 PM  
1 votes:
Why do the blacks not appreciate that there are some good quality white folks offend on their behalf?
2014-03-22 01:31:15 PM  
1 votes:

austerity101: BMFPitt: Microaggression? Really, Canada? Even The Onion couldn't have come up with that.

Flappyhead: feckingmorons: Microagression is politically correct nonsense only found on college campuses.

Done in one.  A bunch of special snowflakes got their hackles up over nothing, end of story.


I get the impression that the people disparaging the notion of microaggressions are white, heterosexual, non-trans males, since microaggressions are most definitely a thing, and they've been studied for 40 years.  Talk to a gay person, a trans person, or a person of color some time, and you might learn what a microaggression is.

Examples:

- "Wow, you're really articulate" ... for a mush-mouthed colored boy
- "Which one of you is the girl and which one is the guy?" ... because your relationship has to fit inside the same gender roles as mine
- "So what are you?" ... because it's totally OK to ask someone this question about their race or gender

/but yes, this case is stupid.
//that doesn't make the concept of microaggressions stupid.


Yeah, those white, cis-gendered, hetero males sure do police their hegemonic norms. No one else does that kind of thing.
2014-03-22 12:01:03 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Microagression

WTF is that? Is that like beating up amoebas or something?


It's nothing compared to nanoaggression.
2014-03-22 08:32:02 AM  
1 votes:
criticizing obama? Of course that's racist!
2014-03-22 02:46:02 AM  
1 votes:
hookingfoul.com

We can fix this.
2014-03-22 02:45:15 AM  
1 votes:

iheartscotch: Mock26: "But someone didn't see the humour. Instead, they felt the image perpetuated a stereotype depicting black men as aggressive people and filed a complaint. "

So, no pictures of Cassius Clay or Sugar Ray Leonard either?

Not unless you're willing to admit your racist nature!

/ and don't even THINK of using a picture of Mohammad Ali

// not serious


Ever notice that you never see Mohammad Ali and Cassius Clay in the same picture together?  Kind of makes you wonder what sort of funny stuff is going on there.
2014-03-22 01:25:52 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Microagression

WTF is that? Is that like beating up amoebas or something?


Its when Baron Karza sneaks out from under your bed and hits you in the shins with his rocket fits.
2014-03-21 09:59:47 PM  
1 votes:

feckingmorons: Microagression is politically correct nonsense only found on college campuses.


According to Wikipedia, the term Microaggression was invented in 1970, so it's not a new thing, just obscure. I notice that Firefox considers "Microaggression" to be a misspelled word, which might in itself be a microaggression.
 
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