Letter to the editor: “Micro-aggressions:” too much, too soon
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As a “Free American,” from my earliest days, I have been greatly irritated by “group punishments” inflicted for one or a small group of those in whichever place I was subject to authority of those too lazy (or tyrannical) to detect offenders and selectively punish only them.
Having been a supervisor of professional workers, I was instructed in such cases to: first consider the facts; to consider the prior conduct of any person accused of an offense; and, to only impose individual “counseling” for an otherwise good employee if fault was found. Certainly, I would not have been allowed (under pain of punishment for myself) to assign extra duties to all in my “unit” upon so (correctable) error of one employees of even a very few employees.
Your school’s administration appears to need some basic training in the best personnel practices.
“Micro-aggressions” are a reality-denying invention of those self-stimulating academics who also support the equivalent “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings.” None of these exist in the real world (i.e. outside of academia) into which your students will soon be thrust. The involuntary servitude inflicted on your faculty will do nothing to properly educate your students.
Respectfully and hopefully yours,
P.S. – Malo Periculosam Libertatem Quam Quietum Servitium.
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”