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From the Manitou Messenger, the campus newspaper of the now in the news St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN:

Toxic racism permeates numerous St. Olaf athletic programs

St. Olaf athletes of color leave teams and speak out against microaggressions; complacent coaches

Published May 5, 2017, 2:57 p.m. – 268 views

During the recent outcry against racism at St. Olaf, I received a letter from Mercy Garriga ’18 detailing her decision to resign from the women’s track and field team due to blatant racism and destructive microaggressions condescendingly issued by coaches and players alike, targeting her as well as numerous other St. Olaf athletes of color. …

Rudo Nyakanda ’19 and Juliette Emmanuel ’19, like Garriga, are former women’s track and field athletes of color who decided to quit after being burdened with a season’s worth of microaggressions that alienated them from the remainder of the St. Olaf team. …

Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely….

This inexcusable example of unapologetic racism exposes noticeable and concerning trends among the St. Olaf athletic community. The responsibility lies with the student athletes who initiate these destructive acts with racial slurs and microaggressions.

Furthermore, it also rests firmly on the shoulders of complacent coaches who fail to initiate serious action to purge racism from their programs. Currently void of any serious dialogue about or punishment for acts of racism, coaches must be more proactive in educating Ole athletes on microaggressions while enforcing inclusivity at all times with a more discerning and critical eye. …

Players have observed and experienced brutal instances of segregation on top of daily instances of microaggressive behavior towards students of color on the team.

With numerous racist offenses and microaggressions displayed by a noteworthy portion of Ole athletes and the detached, dispassionate responses from athletic coaches who fail to seriously consider and address such matters, St. Olaf athletics would be a great place to start.

Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever? What would Gore Vidal have said? Oscar Wilde? Paul Lynde?

 
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  1. The only cure for microaggressions is more Somalis! The federal judges who halted President Trump’s travel bans have let more Somalis into the country; despite being settled in small towns across America, they’d rather go to Minnesota.

    Bilad Yusuf and her seven kids were on their way to Minnesota, less than two months after they arrived in Phoenix.

    “We didn’t know how to get jobs here, and even if we did, we didn’t know how we’d get to them,” she explained through an interpreter who translated from Somali to English.

    After waiting for six years in a refugee camp, Yusuf and her family arrived in the United States this winter amidst the chaos surrounding the Trump administration’s attempt to block Somali immigrants like them from entering the country.

    Following a brief stop in Houston, they were transferred to Phoenix. There, stranded in the urban sprawl without a car, they found themselves lost: Where were they supposed to get groceries? How did they go about setting up long-overdue doctor’s appointments? How would they pay rent after their initial stipend from the U.S. government ran out?

    The Somali Association of Arizona stepped in, providing groceries and setting up doctor’s appointments for the refugees. But they couldn’t do anything about the fact that the fact that with limited English and no training, Yusuf and her older children weren’t qualified for many jobs.

    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/many-somali-refugees-end-up-leaving-arizona-advocates-say-9237535

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    You know where "virtually all Somalis" have family? Somalia. Maybe she and her family should move back there.

    You wonder how it ever came to bet that we felt some pressing need to import massive numbers of people from the most backwards country on earth.

    "I think Arizona is able to do more for refugees, to be honest," he says. "If Arizona invested in these families, it would actually benefit the state, because they're really hardworking."

    Yep. As everyone knows, Somalis are well-known for their hardcore work ethic.
    , @BB753
    Ok, let me get this. These people can't speak English, have no skills, they can't even figure out how to get a job or shop groceries.. And to top that, they're Muslim and from a country not reputed for IQ, cultural or technical accomplishments or civic-mindedness.
    And on the dole they go!
    The US citizens responsible for sponsoring these useless immigrants should be held accountable for inflicting these ne'er-do-wells upon their fellow citizens.
  2. What would Gore Vidal have said?

    “Whoops! Late for my flight to Bangkok! No, you don’t need to know why.”

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/fashion/In-a-final-plot-twist-Gore-Vidal-leaves-his-estate-to-Harvard-Universtity.html

  3. That journalism I expected to be pretty bad, but it’s a little better than regular mass journalism. It’s clearer, the lead isn’t buried, and I don’t get the sense that the paragraphs were arranged randomly. That also makes it worse, because it’s easier to tell how ridiculous the story is.

    Modern American mainstream journalism is muddy for a reason.

  4. Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?

  5. Isn’t the primary purpose of that word to avoid having to specify what the problem really is? What did the white athletes really do? Calling it microaggressions instead of eg. ‘don’t inviting to lunch or parties’ or ‘having more beautiful hair’ isn’t really explaining a lot.

    It’s kind of hard to judge the merit of the accusations. However, I understand that I’m not supposed to do that. I shall just accept the blame on behalf of the racists on the athletic team.

    • Replies: @Sammler
    I was struck by the same issue -- the article says nothing about precisely what the micro aggressions were.

    I presume they were unconvincing, even compared to the rest of the article.
    , @markflag
    Duh, a microaggression can be a look, a word (even if taken out of context), body language, a posture (probably the same thing). Like the rules that are determined by women microaggressions are the same. Is fascinating that one rarely, if ever, hears men speaking of microaggressions. They simply duke it out, use a couple of pithy four-letter words, or ignore the m-f. Girls however, are constantly on the lookout for these crimes against, women, race and other suppressed and oppressed groups. They determine what a microaggression is on case-by-case basis so that the microaggressor can never win an argument. Any protest is yet another microaggression and failure to be appropriately contrite. We are effed.
    , @Elf Himself
    Expecting the accusations to have merit is, itself, a microaggression.
  6. Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?

    I was going to suggest that’s rather microaggressive of you Steve to suggest that straight guys can’t think up witty explanations, but I got nothing.

    O/T: Recently released massive study of ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    I imagine that qualifies as a “macroaggression.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I'll try to steal that.
    , @Steve Sailer
    ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    Do you have a URL for this?

  7. This inexcusable example of unapologetic racism . . .

    There no examples of racism, i.e. descriptions of specific statements or actions involving racial threats, injustices, or insults, anywhere in the article. I don’t think the writer actually knows what an example is.

    Toxic racism permeates numerous St. Olaf athletic programs

    So evidently there are “non-toxic” forms of racism, such as — I suppose — writing racist notes to oneself and then exhibiting these notes as examples of one’s racial victimization.

    Sometimes I feel kind of relieved to no longer live in America.

    • Replies: @George Bernard D'Brickashaw
    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”
     
    There is no "I" in team? Is there?
    , @black sea
    George Bernard D'Brickashaw,

    I stand corrected. I thought the portion of the article that Steve posted was the article in its entirety.

    Having said that, "we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” is not a particularly persuasive example. Whether or not I feel welcome somewhere may have a lot more to do with what's going on inside my head than any behavior, intentional or unintentional, on the part of people around me.

    The alleged joke about whether or not the tanned teammate should now be called Shaneeka isn't, from my perspective, "very racist," but it should probably only be made if one is sure that one's black friends and associates will not feel "dissed" as a result. And in the current climate, I don't know how one could be sure enough of that. From what I understand, black and white athletes, at least, male athletes, tend to engage in this sort of humor, but I guess blowback is always a possibility.

    Also, it wasn't --by a long shot-- a witty comment, and there's no point in making jokes that aren't funny.

  8. You sir, are a scamp and a nerd! yeah, right, now, 2017….so, yeah, duh, rally….shofro…I meant what I said: scamp tryin for nerd….stage lines…. go big on flowers for your mother …..happy Mother’s Day.

  9. anon • Disclaimer says:

    People often get irritated by these stories, but nobody can articulate why.

    It’s because of the who/whom of diversity. Who benefits, at the expense of whom?

    I don’t want to speak for the entire campus of St Olaf College, but I feel safe in saying that the college could get along just fine without ANY of these people. But where would they be without the whites who founded and mostly fund the college itself?

    The people who benefit most from diversity are obviously blacks and Hispanics, with Muslims quickly catching up.

    These are the same people who bitch about it the most. Why wouldn’t that annoy people?

  10. brutal instances of segregation

    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe


    brutal instances of segregation
     
    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

     

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group. Those complaining of being left out may have been very popular in their schools before coming to St. Olaf where they were not only not the darlings, they were just there so the school to check a box and the students found them at once both boring and devoid of social value.

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?path=wcross
  11. I think it was in an essay about Mencken that Gore Vidal spoke disdainfully of the forces of political correctness who at that time were in full early-90s attack mode for the Sage of Baltimore, not just because of his racist (and often hilarious) depictions ethnic minorities (Japanese are described as all looking like “buck-toothed boy scouts”; and Arabs who “reproduce like flies but die the same way”). Of course it was Mencken’s dismissive and unkind characterization of black women in his then recently released private letters that drew the most ire.

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    And that quote was mild by today's standards. He wrote dyspeptically in his diaries about all the micro-annoyances that worried him in daily life, including his "symptoms" (he was a hypochondriac and a depressive). (The diaries are mostly grim reading.) And in the midst of complaining about some mistake his long-time, well-liked black maid made, he wrote, "It is simply impossible to talk sense or discretion to a Negro woman" (paraphrase). This gave the vapors to a generation of critics after the diaries were released, probably because it was the kind of thing those critics themselves had thought.

    Actions speak louder than words. After her daughter murdered someone, the maid had a nervous breakdown and Mencken supported her, predictably worried about the impact of the murder on her family.

  12. @Achilles

    Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?
     
    I was going to suggest that's rather microaggressive of you Steve to suggest that straight guys can't think up witty explanations, but I got nothing.

    O/T: Recently released massive study of ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    I imagine that qualifies as a "macroaggression."

    I’ll try to steal that.

  13. @Achilles

    Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?
     
    I was going to suggest that's rather microaggressive of you Steve to suggest that straight guys can't think up witty explanations, but I got nothing.

    O/T: Recently released massive study of ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    I imagine that qualifies as a "macroaggression."

    ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    Do you have a URL for this?

    • Replies: @Achilles

    Do you have a URL for this?

     

    The Beaker Phenomenon And The Genomic Transformation Of Northwest Europe

    Cite and some initial reactions at: http://bellbeakerblogger.blogspot.com/

    The set of papers also are being discussed ad nauseum on Anthrogenica.com
    , @Steve Sailer
    Found it.
  14. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Funny how micro-aggressions can trigger such MACRO-REACTIONS.

    I think I know what is going on.

    Blacks are loutish, surly, angry, rude, and unruly.

    But they are ‘holy’ by PC. They are sacro-negroes.

    So, white people get rather nervous and anxious around them. They try to be as nice as possible. They try to be over-sensitive. They try not to do or say the wrong thing. This leads to awkwardness among whites.. And this is called ‘micro-aggressions’.

    It’s like a pitbull with a smaller dog. Smaller dog is scared, so it acts awkward. It tries not to trigger the bigger meaner dog. But this guardedness is seen by pitbull as a ‘disrespect’.

    But then, if whites dropped their guard and tried to be natural and open with blacks, blacks would complain just the same and bitch that whites are not being ‘sensitive’ enough.

    Diversity is bad but it is downright disaster with blacks.

    ‘Rudo Nyakanda’

    Doesn’t sound like a slave name. She can go back to where she came from.
    Why did people like that leave their own kind to go to another country and then bitch and whine?

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    I had two colleagues in my team, both great people to work with and very talented. One was white and from a rural part of the country reputed to be a land of incest and backwardness, and we would occasionally riff on that ('they don't like answering the phone there, do they? Say it can capture your soul' or 'well, a lot of the babies have six fingers').

    The other was black and from an area more often associated with riots and drug dealing - we never took the mick about where he came from.

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination, but I still think our unspoken joint decision was wise.

    , @PaddyPearse
    Ghosting. That might be the answer.
  15. If blacks can’t stand white ‘micro-aggressions’, they can always return to the Hood and get some macro-aggressions.

    I think, in a way, there is an element of contempt among blacks. Blacks are used to more hostile and more confrontational environments. It’s about street cred.

    But when they go to white colleges, they see all these white-bread wussy folks. And blacks feel contempt for them and show it.
    But it’s also a way of compensating their sense of alienation. In college, one’s worth is determined by real academics, not attitude. But blacks are better at academitude than real academics. Since whites do better in academics, blacks seek to compensate with attitude.

    When I moved from to city to suburban school, I sort of felt that kind of contempt and alienation. Though I was happy to get away from urban environment, I also felt some of that Warriors street cred. I had ‘survived’ whereas these suburban kids were pampered.
    But for a while I was sort of touchy and over-sensitive cuz I learned a helluva lot less in city schools than these kids did in suburban schools who were also naturally smarter, esp the Jewish kids.
    So, for awhile, I sort of exaggerated the ‘anger’ element though I was no negro.

  16. @Steve Sailer
    ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    Do you have a URL for this?

    Do you have a URL for this?

    The Beaker Phenomenon And The Genomic Transformation Of Northwest Europe

    Cite and some initial reactions at: http://bellbeakerblogger.blogspot.com/

    The set of papers also are being discussed ad nauseum on Anthrogenica.com

  17. @Steve Sailer
    ancient DNA finds 93% population replacement in Britain at the onset of the Bronze Age, based on a study of Y-DNA.

    Do you have a URL for this?

    Found it.

  18. You’re behind the times, Steve. “Witty gay men” no longer have any value for the SJW left, except as a convenient cudgel for attacking small-o orthodox Christian businesspeople. Wilde and even Gore Vidal would sound like Literal Nazis to them.

  19. @black sea

    This inexcusable example of unapologetic racism . . .
     
    There no examples of racism, i.e. descriptions of specific statements or actions involving racial threats, injustices, or insults, anywhere in the article. I don't think the writer actually knows what an example is.

    Toxic racism permeates numerous St. Olaf athletic programs
     
    So evidently there are "non-toxic" forms of racism, such as -- I suppose -- writing racist notes to oneself and then exhibiting these notes as examples of one's racial victimization.

    Sometimes I feel kind of relieved to no longer live in America.

    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”

    There is no “I” in team? Is there?

    • Replies: @Pericles

    There is no “I” in team? Is there?

     

    Only if you spell it like a NERD.

    We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it

     

    First be passive-aggressive about it ("What's wrong? Nothing."), then when the time is right blast all your former team mates for being racists. Proactive problem solving.
    , @peterike
    “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine."

    Almost certainly a lie. What she likely means is "I wasn't congratulated in a way sufficient to stroke my inflated self-esteem."

    " We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it"

    Hmmm. Perhaps the coaches were just (1) relieved that these arrogant, entitled cry babies weren't hanging around scowling at everything anymore and/or (2) too cautious and/or legitimately concerned about blow-back from bringing discipline to bear on those of color.

    "however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    See (2) above. Overall, her argument seems to be, "We acted like spoiled children, and then we got angry when we didn't receive a groveling apology for our bad behavior."

    , @Forbes

    weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different
     
    are probably a result of the narcissism and attention whoring:

    We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it
     
    , @SteveRogers42
    But there is an "m" and an "e".
  20. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/university-pays-students-to-report-bias-incidents-of-peers/

    … at the University of Arizona, you can earn extra money for just spying on your peers and nagging them about their social responsibilities by being a “social justice advocate.”

    … the university is paying well above the minimum wage for this task, offering $10 an hour.

    … a social justice advocate (SJA) “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues.” This translates into putting up a bulletin board in the campus hallways or being ready to lead “social justice modules once a month” for anyone with time on their hands.

    Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

    “Diversely insensitive behavior”? Sounds to me like they’re issuing a challenge…

    • Replies: @Anon
    You're kidding me. That's paid harassment. That sort of police state surveillance should never exist at any educational institution. They're being inspired by the Red Guards movement in China and trying to import a similar thing into the US. These people need to be stopped immediately, and the administrator who invented the program needs to be fired.
    , @Pericles
    So U. Arizona is LARPing some sort of CI program now? Social Justice Snitching, one more way to relive high school 'and this time I'll win!'.
    , @Thea
    Chilling.

    Hopefully some students have the where with all to troll them by flooding them with bogus reports. Or a religious Christian taking the job(they can't discriminate) and pushing a very different idea of justice.
  21. @black sea

    This inexcusable example of unapologetic racism . . .
     
    There no examples of racism, i.e. descriptions of specific statements or actions involving racial threats, injustices, or insults, anywhere in the article. I don't think the writer actually knows what an example is.

    Toxic racism permeates numerous St. Olaf athletic programs
     
    So evidently there are "non-toxic" forms of racism, such as -- I suppose -- writing racist notes to oneself and then exhibiting these notes as examples of one's racial victimization.

    Sometimes I feel kind of relieved to no longer live in America.

    George Bernard D’Brickashaw,

    I stand corrected. I thought the portion of the article that Steve posted was the article in its entirety.

    Having said that, “we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” is not a particularly persuasive example. Whether or not I feel welcome somewhere may have a lot more to do with what’s going on inside my head than any behavior, intentional or unintentional, on the part of people around me.

    The alleged joke about whether or not the tanned teammate should now be called Shaneeka isn’t, from my perspective, “very racist,” but it should probably only be made if one is sure that one’s black friends and associates will not feel “dissed” as a result. And in the current climate, I don’t know how one could be sure enough of that. From what I understand, black and white athletes, at least, male athletes, tend to engage in this sort of humor, but I guess blowback is always a possibility.

    Also, it wasn’t –by a long shot– a witty comment, and there’s no point in making jokes that aren’t funny.

  22. @Anon7
    The only cure for microaggressions is more Somalis! The federal judges who halted President Trump's travel bans have let more Somalis into the country; despite being settled in small towns across America, they'd rather go to Minnesota.

    Bilad Yusuf and her seven kids were on their way to Minnesota, less than two months after they arrived in Phoenix.

    "We didn't know how to get jobs here, and even if we did, we didn't know how we'd get to them," she explained through an interpreter who translated from Somali to English.

    After waiting for six years in a refugee camp, Yusuf and her family arrived in the United States this winter amidst the chaos surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to block Somali immigrants like them from entering the country.

    Following a brief stop in Houston, they were transferred to Phoenix. There, stranded in the urban sprawl without a car, they found themselves lost: Where were they supposed to get groceries? How did they go about setting up long-overdue doctor's appointments? How would they pay rent after their initial stipend from the U.S. government ran out?

    The Somali Association of Arizona stepped in, providing groceries and setting up doctor's appointments for the refugees. But they couldn't do anything about the fact that the fact that with limited English and no training, Yusuf and her older children weren't qualified for many jobs.

    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family...

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/many-somali-refugees-end-up-leaving-arizona-advocates-say-9237535
     

    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    You know where “virtually all Somalis” have family? Somalia. Maybe she and her family should move back there.

    You wonder how it ever came to bet that we felt some pressing need to import massive numbers of people from the most backwards country on earth.

    “I think Arizona is able to do more for refugees, to be honest,” he says. “If Arizona invested in these families, it would actually benefit the state, because they’re really hardworking.”

    Yep. As everyone knows, Somalis are well-known for their hardcore work ethic.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    I was just thinking after reading your comment: the hardest task I've ever seen a Somali at is retail cashier. Actually, that's the only task I've seen them at. And I only ever see Somali women doing it. Come to think of it, I do see the men driving cabs.

    That's who we think is going to bail out our entitlements and buy our 401(k) shares?

    , @Buck Turgidson
    Amen. It's obvious that Somalia is a vastly superior nation to the United States in all dimensions, and that we really must get as many of them here as possible.

    Good grief. Winston Churchill wrote about Somalis decades ago and if western leaders had a picogram of common sense and good judgement, there would not be a single Somali allowed into our countries.

    But what do they do, they import tens of thousands of these useless, backwards, bizarre, angry hornets. What have been the main contributions of Somalis to the US in their (now many) years here? I think they soak up gobs of social services, commit a lot of crimes, and pump out a lot of underachieving kids who will be even worse than the parents and perpetuate the cycle.

    Minnesotans are strange people. Something in the water mebbe, who knows.... also, I am looking right at the Lutheran church and have a strong feeling they have run roughshod over the better interests of their congregations with their SJW nonsense and grab for federal money. Will hold that belief until someone can prove otherwise.
    , @Anon7
    The part that kills me is that they waited in a refugee camp for six years to come to the US, and yet were completely unprepared. Can't speak English, don't have a job lined up, don't have any money, have medical problems... unbelievable.

    Refugee camps must seem like heaven's waiting room; if you get into the US, all your problems are over! God will care for you.
  23. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/university-pays-students-to-report-bias-incidents-of-peers/

    ... at the University of Arizona, you can earn extra money for just spying on your peers and nagging them about their social responsibilities by being a “social justice advocate.”

    ... the university is paying well above the minimum wage for this task, offering $10 an hour.

    ... a social justice advocate (SJA) “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues.” This translates into putting up a bulletin board in the campus hallways or being ready to lead “social justice modules once a month” for anyone with time on their hands.

    Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

     

    "Diversely insensitive behavior"? Sounds to me like they're issuing a challenge...

    You’re kidding me. That’s paid harassment. That sort of police state surveillance should never exist at any educational institution. They’re being inspired by the Red Guards movement in China and trying to import a similar thing into the US. These people need to be stopped immediately, and the administrator who invented the program needs to be fired.

  24. Somewhat OT:

    Betsy DeVos booed at Bethune-Cookman University, an HBCU

    A couple of bright spots.

    In a letter to the community defending the choice of Ms. DeVos, [University President, Edison O. Jackson] …wrote, “I am of the belief that it does not benefit our students to suppress voices that we disagree with, or to limit students to only those perspectives that are broadly sanctioned by a specific community.”

    The school’s president, Edison O. Jackson, had to pause the ceremony about one minute into Ms. DeVos’s address to tell the crowd of students, “If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you.”

    (Jackson added, saying to the students, “choose which way you want to go.” )

    Other prominent black leaders also defended the university’s decision to invite Ms. DeVos. Michael Lomax, president and chief executive of the United Negro College Fund, wrote on Twitter shortly after Ms. DeVos was named speaker, “I believe we should hear Secretary DeVos at @bethunecookman, just as we want her and President Trump to hear the voices of #HBCUs.”

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/10/politics/betsy-devos-bethune-cookman-commencement-protest/

  25. That’s why they use the term “microaggressions”. It’s how they communicate. Men are straightforward and data-focused in their communication but women and homosexuals can’t imagine that. Every simple remark has to have a world of manipulative cattiness behind it, because that’s what they would do.

    Really imagining the world from another person’s point of view takes brain power that most people don’t have. If you don’t know about projection, you don’t know what’s happenin’.

  26. Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?
     
    Nah, that doesn't pencil in well, in a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, Wilkey.

    Let's first consider microagressions, first, shall we? That's 1 x 10**-6 (cannot seem to do superscripts on here, so using FORTRAN syntax) of a full life-sized aggression. These poor victimized girls said this went on for a whole season. Imagine, say 50 track meets and practices, and let's assume these microagressions occur every time another girl opens her mouth to talk to one of these microagresseees.

    How often do girls talk? A lot; let's say every 5 s. Thats's 12 mA/minute x 60 min/hr x 1.5 hr. meet or practice session. Let's just round that to 1000 mA/meet x 50 meets(or practices)/season =50,000 ma/season. 50 x 10**3 ma/season x 1 Aggression /1 x 10**6 mA = still only .05 actual aggressions in a season.

    Possible these girls aren't so bright, so were one to stay on the squad for 20 seasons all that would add up to one big honking solid AGGRESSION. That's not so bad at all compared to, say, the menstrual cramps, from what I've seen.

    Now, were we to introduce another factor or 1 x 10**-3, this whole thing would be a non-issue.

    Do the math, as the young folks are always saying, though they don't ever seem to do it, cause they suck at math.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I wrote and posted this a few years ago, in homage to Jonathan Swift:

    Microaggressions have nanoaggressions
    To marginalize and slight 'em
    And nanoaggressions have picoaggressions
    and so ad infinitum.
  27. @Anon
    Funny how micro-aggressions can trigger such MACRO-REACTIONS.

    I think I know what is going on.

    Blacks are loutish, surly, angry, rude, and unruly.

    But they are 'holy' by PC. They are sacro-negroes.

    So, white people get rather nervous and anxious around them. They try to be as nice as possible. They try to be over-sensitive. They try not to do or say the wrong thing. This leads to awkwardness among whites.. And this is called 'micro-aggressions'.

    It's like a pitbull with a smaller dog. Smaller dog is scared, so it acts awkward. It tries not to trigger the bigger meaner dog. But this guardedness is seen by pitbull as a 'disrespect'.

    But then, if whites dropped their guard and tried to be natural and open with blacks, blacks would complain just the same and bitch that whites are not being 'sensitive' enough.

    Diversity is bad but it is downright disaster with blacks.

    'Rudo Nyakanda'

    Doesn't sound like a slave name. She can go back to where she came from.
    Why did people like that leave their own kind to go to another country and then bitch and whine?

    I had two colleagues in my team, both great people to work with and very talented. One was white and from a rural part of the country reputed to be a land of incest and backwardness, and we would occasionally riff on that (‘they don’t like answering the phone there, do they? Say it can capture your soul’ or ‘well, a lot of the babies have six fingers’).

    The other was black and from an area more often associated with riots and drug dealing – we never took the mick about where he came from.

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination, but I still think our unspoken joint decision was wise.

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination,
     
    Lemme see if I got this straight.

    If you didn't joke around with a person, then you were discriminating?

    Are we now required to be friends with every single person?

    Crazy
    , @res
    Sometimes it seems like the diversity uber alles folks thought "Catch-22" was an instruction manual.

    P.S. I agree about your decision, but it may depend on the individual involved.
  28. So these girls were forced out of their sport because the white girls would rather talk about white girl hair braiding and jenna marbles than listen to their talk about microaggressions and alienation and inclusivity and toxicity? Maybe if they weren’t so obnoxious the other girls would talk to them.

  29. America wasn’t really even America until we imported Somalis. Now, America can finally really really be America!

    Also, I’ve just started randomly using the quote reproduced below.

    “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said. (I am sure Gen. Casey speaks for us all.)

    • Replies: @BB753
    America without Somalis? Unthinkable! That's not who we are! Lol!
    , @Buck Turgidson
    Sounds like today's military -- diversity is more important than the lives of soldiers.

    Casey did us a service for putting it right out there and leaving no doubt about DOD policy and mindset.

    That SJW loser should have been dishonorably discharged immediately, and stripped of all benefits and pension from the military. I'll bet he didn't even get a mild verbal reprimand. He might have gotten some attaboys.

    Disgusting.
  30. Sounds like the two ladies on the cross country team were not very well liked by their fellow athletes or coaches.

  31. “Furthermore, it also [...]“

    For example.

    Whenever I read this sort of thing from a college student, I have two reactions in quick succession. First, I wince.

    Then I wonder, did I write as clunkily as that when I was twenty?

  32. @Wilkey
    Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?

    Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?

    Nah, that doesn’t pencil in well, in a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, Wilkey.

    Let’s first consider microagressions, first, shall we? That’s 1 x 10**-6 (cannot seem to do superscripts on here, so using FORTRAN syntax) of a full life-sized aggression. These poor victimized girls said this went on for a whole season. Imagine, say 50 track meets and practices, and let’s assume these microagressions occur every time another girl opens her mouth to talk to one of these microagresseees.

    How often do girls talk? A lot; let’s say every 5 s. Thats’s 12 mA/minute x 60 min/hr x 1.5 hr. meet or practice session. Let’s just round that to 1000 mA/meet x 50 meets(or practices)/season =50,000 ma/season. 50 x 10**3 ma/season x 1 Aggression /1 x 10**6 mA = still only .05 actual aggressions in a season.

    Possible these girls aren’t so bright, so were one to stay on the squad for 20 seasons all that would add up to one big honking solid AGGRESSION. That’s not so bad at all compared to, say, the menstrual cramps, from what I’ve seen.

    Now, were we to introduce another factor or 1 x 10**-3, this whole thing would be a non-issue.

    Do the math, as the young folks are always saying, though they don’t ever seem to do it, cause they suck at math.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    You neglected to multiply by the number of girls on the team. Do that and you're up to something close to a full aggression!
  33. Rudo Nyakanda ’19 and Juliette Emmanuel ’19, like Garriga, are former women’s track and field athletes of color who decided to quit after being burdened with a season’s worth of microaggressions that alienated them from the remainder of the St. Olaf team. …

    Either that, or they were failing all of their classes and were probably going to get cashiered due to academic ineligibility, so they just said “screw it” and quit.

    • Replies: @Dave Smith
    Or they just got sick of the time commitment and quit. St. Olaf is a Division III school, which means no athletic scholarships of any kind; recruited athletes quit their sports all the time.
  34. @Anon7
    The only cure for microaggressions is more Somalis! The federal judges who halted President Trump's travel bans have let more Somalis into the country; despite being settled in small towns across America, they'd rather go to Minnesota.

    Bilad Yusuf and her seven kids were on their way to Minnesota, less than two months after they arrived in Phoenix.

    "We didn't know how to get jobs here, and even if we did, we didn't know how we'd get to them," she explained through an interpreter who translated from Somali to English.

    After waiting for six years in a refugee camp, Yusuf and her family arrived in the United States this winter amidst the chaos surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to block Somali immigrants like them from entering the country.

    Following a brief stop in Houston, they were transferred to Phoenix. There, stranded in the urban sprawl without a car, they found themselves lost: Where were they supposed to get groceries? How did they go about setting up long-overdue doctor's appointments? How would they pay rent after their initial stipend from the U.S. government ran out?

    The Somali Association of Arizona stepped in, providing groceries and setting up doctor's appointments for the refugees. But they couldn't do anything about the fact that the fact that with limited English and no training, Yusuf and her older children weren't qualified for many jobs.

    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family...

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/many-somali-refugees-end-up-leaving-arizona-advocates-say-9237535
     

    Ok, let me get this. These people can’t speak English, have no skills, they can’t even figure out how to get a job or shop groceries.. And to top that, they’re Muslim and from a country not reputed for IQ, cultural or technical accomplishments or civic-mindedness.
    And on the dole they go!
    The US citizens responsible for sponsoring these useless immigrants should be held accountable for inflicting these ne’er-do-wells upon their fellow citizens.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
    • Replies: @Anon7
    I kind of wish Trump had gone after the money on his first speech about immigrants and refugees, rather than saying Mexico isn't sending their best.

    My wife and I were watching a refugee family coming into our state, a mother, three kids, and a grandma, none of whom spoke a English. My wife mentions her good feelz about helping. I started talking about the money, let's see, 3 kids times $10,000 per kid times 10 years for school, free rent, free food stamps, free health care especially for grandma.

    It's insanity. We've owe $19 trillion, and we need to rebuild our infrastructure and some of us are close to retirement? It's insanity.
  35. @Hunsdon
    America wasn't really even America until we imported Somalis. Now, America can finally really really be America!

    Also, I've just started randomly using the quote reproduced below.

    “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said. (I am sure Gen. Casey speaks for us all.)

    America without Somalis? Unthinkable! That’s not who we are! Lol!

  36. Whenever someone says “micro aggression” I hear “petty grievance.”

  37. @Wilkey
    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    You know where "virtually all Somalis" have family? Somalia. Maybe she and her family should move back there.

    You wonder how it ever came to bet that we felt some pressing need to import massive numbers of people from the most backwards country on earth.

    "I think Arizona is able to do more for refugees, to be honest," he says. "If Arizona invested in these families, it would actually benefit the state, because they're really hardworking."

    Yep. As everyone knows, Somalis are well-known for their hardcore work ethic.

    I was just thinking after reading your comment: the hardest task I’ve ever seen a Somali at is retail cashier. Actually, that’s the only task I’ve seen them at. And I only ever see Somali women doing it. Come to think of it, I do see the men driving cabs.

    That’s who we think is going to bail out our entitlements and buy our 401(k) shares?

    • Replies: @eddy wobegon
    The Somalis are primarily used as chicken pluckers at poultry plants and other modest assembly line work. It is not the mothers but their older daughters who are the cashiers.

    The Somalis are very paternal and family oriented and are genial dorks just like the rest of the typical mid-westerners. I'd prefer five Somali families over the typical Gary/Chicago import living next to me.

    The problems are not with this generation of Somalis. It will be with the second and third generations who will have been convinced by American agitators that they are being victimized by white society.
  38. Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?

    I’d feel a lot better if there were some more evidence of an actual defeat or two.

    Seems like it’s working pretty well.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.
  39. You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.

    The punishments will continue until you love them above all else.

    • Replies: @penskefile

    You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.
     
    A couple of years ago, the forced online diversity training I have to take at work shifted from a message of "tolerance" to one of "inclusion". You are 100% correct in that it is not acceptable to merely tolerate the vibrant, you must seek them out and ask for their invaluable input on everything now.
  40. @Wilkey
    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    You know where "virtually all Somalis" have family? Somalia. Maybe she and her family should move back there.

    You wonder how it ever came to bet that we felt some pressing need to import massive numbers of people from the most backwards country on earth.

    "I think Arizona is able to do more for refugees, to be honest," he says. "If Arizona invested in these families, it would actually benefit the state, because they're really hardworking."

    Yep. As everyone knows, Somalis are well-known for their hardcore work ethic.

    Amen. It’s obvious that Somalia is a vastly superior nation to the United States in all dimensions, and that we really must get as many of them here as possible.

    Good grief. Winston Churchill wrote about Somalis decades ago and if western leaders had a picogram of common sense and good judgement, there would not be a single Somali allowed into our countries.

    But what do they do, they import tens of thousands of these useless, backwards, bizarre, angry hornets. What have been the main contributions of Somalis to the US in their (now many) years here? I think they soak up gobs of social services, commit a lot of crimes, and pump out a lot of underachieving kids who will be even worse than the parents and perpetuate the cycle.

    Minnesotans are strange people. Something in the water mebbe, who knows…. also, I am looking right at the Lutheran church and have a strong feeling they have run roughshod over the better interests of their congregations with their SJW nonsense and grab for federal money. Will hold that belief until someone can prove otherwise.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Buck, Yes, something in the water from Lake Woebegone.
  41. @Wilkey
    Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?

    I wrote and posted this a few years ago, in homage to Jonathan Swift:

    Microaggressions have nanoaggressions
    To marginalize and slight ‘em
    And nanoaggressions have picoaggressions
    and so ad infinitum.

    • Replies: @El Dato

    And nanoaggressions have picoaggressions and so ad infinitum.
     
    But what happens if you hit the plancklengthaggression?
  42. @Malcolm X-Lax
    I think it was in an essay about Mencken that Gore Vidal spoke disdainfully of the forces of political correctness who at that time were in full early-90s attack mode for the Sage of Baltimore, not just because of his racist (and often hilarious) depictions ethnic minorities (Japanese are described as all looking like "buck-toothed boy scouts"; and Arabs who "reproduce like flies but die the same way"). Of course it was Mencken's dismissive and unkind characterization of black women in his then recently released private letters that drew the most ire.

    And that quote was mild by today’s standards. He wrote dyspeptically in his diaries about all the micro-annoyances that worried him in daily life, including his “symptoms” (he was a hypochondriac and a depressive). (The diaries are mostly grim reading.) And in the midst of complaining about some mistake his long-time, well-liked black maid made, he wrote, “It is simply impossible to talk sense or discretion to a Negro woman” (paraphrase). This gave the vapors to a generation of critics after the diaries were released, probably because it was the kind of thing those critics themselves had thought.

    Actions speak louder than words. After her daughter murdered someone, the maid had a nervous breakdown and Mencken supported her, predictably worried about the impact of the murder on her family.

  43. How can these people of choler bear to attend St Olaf’s which is presumably named after some ancient white skull-splitter?

    • Replies: @The True and Original David
    They believe Olaf was the black character in Thor.
  44. Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?

    Isn’t that supposed to be Milo’s role?

  45. @BenKenobi

    brutal instances of segregation
     
    That's certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids...

    brutal instances of segregation

    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group. Those complaining of being left out may have been very popular in their schools before coming to St. Olaf where they were not only not the darlings, they were just there so the school to check a box and the students found them at once both boring and devoid of social value.

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?path=wcross

    • Replies: @Joe Schmoe
    Here is a pic of Rudo Nyakanda

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=2114&path=wtrack

    not really in the same league with the other ladies.
    , @Formerly CARealist
    All this will get much easier on the girls when they start getting men pretending to be women. Imagine the microaggressions when they start boycotting the restroom and locker room when guys are in there.
    , @International Jew

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group.
     
    I clicked too and noticed something else: they're slow! Jeez, 20 minutes is a fast 5k on that team, and some girls are doing 23 and even 24! Those times would be bad even in high school.

    Title 9, sigh.
  46. @Anonymous Nephew
    I had two colleagues in my team, both great people to work with and very talented. One was white and from a rural part of the country reputed to be a land of incest and backwardness, and we would occasionally riff on that ('they don't like answering the phone there, do they? Say it can capture your soul' or 'well, a lot of the babies have six fingers').

    The other was black and from an area more often associated with riots and drug dealing - we never took the mick about where he came from.

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination, but I still think our unspoken joint decision was wise.

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination,

    Lemme see if I got this straight.

    If you didn’t joke around with a person, then you were discriminating?

    Are we now required to be friends with every single person?

    Crazy

  47. @Wilkey
    So, worried that her rent would be cut off soon, Yusuf ultimately decided they should move to Minnesota, where she, like virtually all Somalis, has family…

    You know where "virtually all Somalis" have family? Somalia. Maybe she and her family should move back there.

    You wonder how it ever came to bet that we felt some pressing need to import massive numbers of people from the most backwards country on earth.

    "I think Arizona is able to do more for refugees, to be honest," he says. "If Arizona invested in these families, it would actually benefit the state, because they're really hardworking."

    Yep. As everyone knows, Somalis are well-known for their hardcore work ethic.

    The part that kills me is that they waited in a refugee camp for six years to come to the US, and yet were completely unprepared. Can’t speak English, don’t have a job lined up, don’t have any money, have medical problems… unbelievable.

    Refugee camps must seem like heaven’s waiting room; if you get into the US, all your problems are over! God will care for you.

    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    Having them arrive in the US unable to speak English, unable to do anything pretty much except drive a cab or push a broom, and be 100% useless and to suck as hard as possible on the taxpayer teat is a feature, not a bug. The last thing the refugee resettlement behemoth wants is reliable and self-sufficient immigrants. They want them helpless and useless in order for the refugee workers to save the day, lecture the natives on what racists they are, and to play on the mercies of their congregations and members of Congress to beg for more money--and skim a sizable % into their pockets while watching the host communities burn.

    These refugee resettlement workers are some of the phoniest, two-faced hypocrites and huckster ever to have come down the pike.
  48. @George Bernard D'Brickashaw
    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”
     
    There is no "I" in team? Is there?

    There is no “I” in team? Is there?

    Only if you spell it like a NERD.

    We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it

    First be passive-aggressive about it (“What’s wrong? Nothing.”), then when the time is right blast all your former team mates for being racists. Proactive problem solving.

  49. @Joe Schmoe


    brutal instances of segregation
     
    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

     

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group. Those complaining of being left out may have been very popular in their schools before coming to St. Olaf where they were not only not the darlings, they were just there so the school to check a box and the students found them at once both boring and devoid of social value.

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?path=wcross

    Here is a pic of Rudo Nyakanda

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=2114&path=wtrack

    not really in the same league with the other ladies.

  50. @Anonymous
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/university-pays-students-to-report-bias-incidents-of-peers/

    ... at the University of Arizona, you can earn extra money for just spying on your peers and nagging them about their social responsibilities by being a “social justice advocate.”

    ... the university is paying well above the minimum wage for this task, offering $10 an hour.

    ... a social justice advocate (SJA) “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues.” This translates into putting up a bulletin board in the campus hallways or being ready to lead “social justice modules once a month” for anyone with time on their hands.

    Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

     

    "Diversely insensitive behavior"? Sounds to me like they're issuing a challenge...

    So U. Arizona is LARPing some sort of CI program now? Social Justice Snitching, one more way to relive high school ‘and this time I’ll win!’.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    Whenever I see these type of articles my first two questions are:

    What do these morons think they are going to do then they leave college? A simple google search on the name will prohibit employment.

    Why aren't the taxpayers of Arizona physically accosting their State Representatives to ask why the hell they are being made to pay for this shit?
  51. @Desiderius

    Are there any witty gay men left to explain to Kids These Days that “microaggression” is the most self-defeating jargon term ever?
     
    I'd feel a lot better if there were some more evidence of an actual defeat or two.

    Seems like it's working pretty well.

    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.

    • Replies: @Clark Westwood

    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.
     
    But you mustn't let yourself be seen to be walking on eggshells around them. Because then you'd be microaggressing.

    It's like the scene in Seinfeld where Elaine tries to prove that she's a "good person" by explaining that she doesn't stare at the freaks on the street, but she also doesn't look away.
  52. Surprise, surprise, the St Olaf hate crime that provoked this article turned out to be a hate hoax perpetrated by a black female student:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/05/hate-crime-farce-at-st-olaf.php

    Whereas prior to this discovery of the hoax the president of St Olaf was making grand gestures about expelling the vile creature behind this act now states:

    ” Federal privacy law, specifically the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibit the College from identifying the perpetrator of this act or disclosing the consequences that person may experience as a result. ”

    See also:

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/32560/

  53. @The Anti-Gnostic
    I was just thinking after reading your comment: the hardest task I've ever seen a Somali at is retail cashier. Actually, that's the only task I've seen them at. And I only ever see Somali women doing it. Come to think of it, I do see the men driving cabs.

    That's who we think is going to bail out our entitlements and buy our 401(k) shares?

    The Somalis are primarily used as chicken pluckers at poultry plants and other modest assembly line work. It is not the mothers but their older daughters who are the cashiers.

    The Somalis are very paternal and family oriented and are genial dorks just like the rest of the typical mid-westerners. I’d prefer five Somali families over the typical Gary/Chicago import living next to me.

    The problems are not with this generation of Somalis. It will be with the second and third generations who will have been convinced by American agitators that they are being victimized by white society.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    Well, there's also the fact that they'll have carpal tunnel and bad backs by age 50, after which they'll cash in on comp and disability. The chicken plucking will probably be automated at that point any way, along with the taxi cabs. So their by-now adult offspring will have nothing to do. I guess when we need more money we'll just print it.
  54. @Harry Baldwin
    I wrote and posted this a few years ago, in homage to Jonathan Swift:

    Microaggressions have nanoaggressions
    To marginalize and slight 'em
    And nanoaggressions have picoaggressions
    and so ad infinitum.

    And nanoaggressions have picoaggressions and so ad infinitum.

    But what happens if you hit the plancklengthaggression?

  55. Why would anybody have anything to do with somebody who could ruin their life with a word? If a POC ever is confused about this show them the early Simpson’s episode where Bart can distort reality however he wants, and everybody is terrified but super nice to him all the time because he can kill them by thinking about it. He wants everything to be the same as it always has been so everybody is playing an exhausting game of pretend for him. This is what it’s like dealing with POCs and women. In fact, its worse because you can count on it that sooner or later they are going to pull their race/gender card on you or your organization.

  56. I’m a high school lax coach. I have no black players, but I can’t imagine, say, praising someone who made a nice pass while ignoring the goal scorer. I call BS on the story. I do believe that these young ladies do view any negativity directed at them as racism, just as we define, as a society, any unpleasant interaction between a black and a white as being, by definition, racism.

    • Replies: @res
    One thing about track is that there are objective as well as subjective results. I can imagine praising someone who just turned in a personal best losing performance while making minimal comment on a sub-par for them victory. But who knows what the reality of any of this is. The most frustrating thing about these accusations is their tendency to only superficially resemble reality.

    Your latter point about any negativity being conflated with racism deserves more attention. If we extrapolate this to "white people never have to deal with negativity" it becomes much easier to understand the outrage over "white privilege."
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Ganderson, TN Coates scored a Pulitzer prize writing about perceived slights and micro aggression. Now if the coach had said nice shoes or hair that would be sexual harassment. Hard to keep this shit in proper perspective.
  57. @Hunsdon
    America wasn't really even America until we imported Somalis. Now, America can finally really really be America!

    Also, I've just started randomly using the quote reproduced below.

    “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said. (I am sure Gen. Casey speaks for us all.)

    Sounds like today’s military — diversity is more important than the lives of soldiers.

    Casey did us a service for putting it right out there and leaving no doubt about DOD policy and mindset.

    That SJW loser should have been dishonorably discharged immediately, and stripped of all benefits and pension from the military. I’ll bet he didn’t even get a mild verbal reprimand. He might have gotten some attaboys.

    Disgusting.

  58. @George Bernard D'Brickashaw
    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”
     
    There is no "I" in team? Is there?

    “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine.”

    Almost certainly a lie. What she likely means is “I wasn’t congratulated in a way sufficient to stroke my inflated self-esteem.”

    ” We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it”

    Hmmm. Perhaps the coaches were just (1) relieved that these arrogant, entitled cry babies weren’t hanging around scowling at everything anymore and/or (2) too cautious and/or legitimately concerned about blow-back from bringing discipline to bear on those of color.

    “however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    See (2) above. Overall, her argument seems to be, “We acted like spoiled children, and then we got angry when we didn’t receive a groveling apology for our bad behavior.”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    peterike, Years ago there were twin, black brothers who play lacrosse at the U of Virginia, which was and is a lax powerhouse. They were Shamel and Rhamel Bratton and were touted as the changing face of lax...Time cover. UV was rocked by a murder of a woman lax player by a member of the men's team. The next year the team members instituted strict rules of conduct, including no drinking. Both brothers broke the rules and were suspended from play by the team, not the coach. The brothers were arrogant enough to show up at an away game, in uniform, and basically dare the coach not to play them.He did not play them. Finally the coach suspended both from the team. The team won the NCAA Div.I national championship without them. You can google it. May have spelled their first names wrong.
  59. @Anonymous Nephew
    I had two colleagues in my team, both great people to work with and very talented. One was white and from a rural part of the country reputed to be a land of incest and backwardness, and we would occasionally riff on that ('they don't like answering the phone there, do they? Say it can capture your soul' or 'well, a lot of the babies have six fingers').

    The other was black and from an area more often associated with riots and drug dealing - we never took the mick about where he came from.

    I read on my many mandatory diversity courses that excluding a person from our running jokes and banter could constitute discrimination, but I still think our unspoken joint decision was wise.

    Sometimes it seems like the diversity uber alles folks thought “Catch-22″ was an instruction manual.

    P.S. I agree about your decision, but it may depend on the individual involved.

  60. @Anon
    Funny how micro-aggressions can trigger such MACRO-REACTIONS.

    I think I know what is going on.

    Blacks are loutish, surly, angry, rude, and unruly.

    But they are 'holy' by PC. They are sacro-negroes.

    So, white people get rather nervous and anxious around them. They try to be as nice as possible. They try to be over-sensitive. They try not to do or say the wrong thing. This leads to awkwardness among whites.. And this is called 'micro-aggressions'.

    It's like a pitbull with a smaller dog. Smaller dog is scared, so it acts awkward. It tries not to trigger the bigger meaner dog. But this guardedness is seen by pitbull as a 'disrespect'.

    But then, if whites dropped their guard and tried to be natural and open with blacks, blacks would complain just the same and bitch that whites are not being 'sensitive' enough.

    Diversity is bad but it is downright disaster with blacks.

    'Rudo Nyakanda'

    Doesn't sound like a slave name. She can go back to where she came from.
    Why did people like that leave their own kind to go to another country and then bitch and whine?

    Ghosting. That might be the answer.

  61. res says:
    @Ganderson
    I'm a high school lax coach. I have no black players, but I can't imagine, say, praising someone who made a nice pass while ignoring the goal scorer. I call BS on the story. I do believe that these young ladies do view any negativity directed at them as racism, just as we define, as a society, any unpleasant interaction between a black and a white as being, by definition, racism.

    One thing about track is that there are objective as well as subjective results. I can imagine praising someone who just turned in a personal best losing performance while making minimal comment on a sub-par for them victory. But who knows what the reality of any of this is. The most frustrating thing about these accusations is their tendency to only superficially resemble reality.

    Your latter point about any negativity being conflated with racism deserves more attention. If we extrapolate this to “white people never have to deal with negativity” it becomes much easier to understand the outrage over “white privilege.”

  62. @Pericles
    So U. Arizona is LARPing some sort of CI program now? Social Justice Snitching, one more way to relive high school 'and this time I'll win!'.

    Whenever I see these type of articles my first two questions are:

    What do these morons think they are going to do then they leave college? A simple google search on the name will prohibit employment.

    Why aren’t the taxpayers of Arizona physically accosting their State Representatives to ask why the hell they are being made to pay for this shit?

  63. @Anonymous
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/10/university-pays-students-to-report-bias-incidents-of-peers/

    ... at the University of Arizona, you can earn extra money for just spying on your peers and nagging them about their social responsibilities by being a “social justice advocate.”

    ... the university is paying well above the minimum wage for this task, offering $10 an hour.

    ... a social justice advocate (SJA) “will be responsible for instituting monthly programmatic efforts within the residence halls that focus specifically on social justice issues.” This translates into putting up a bulletin board in the campus hallways or being ready to lead “social justice modules once a month” for anyone with time on their hands.

    Sounding a bit like a block leader in Soviet Russia, SJAs will “openly lead conversations, discuss differences, and confront diversely insensitive behavior.” When students are not complying with social justice standards, SJAs are encouraged to tattle on their peers, reveal the deviant actions to higher authorities and “report any bias incidents or claims to appropriate Residence Life staff.”

     

    "Diversely insensitive behavior"? Sounds to me like they're issuing a challenge...

    Chilling.

    Hopefully some students have the where with all to troll them by flooding them with bogus reports. Or a religious Christian taking the job(they can’t discriminate) and pushing a very different idea of justice.

  64. @Fredrik
    Isn't the primary purpose of that word to avoid having to specify what the problem really is? What did the white athletes really do? Calling it microaggressions instead of eg. 'don't inviting to lunch or parties' or 'having more beautiful hair' isn't really explaining a lot.

    It's kind of hard to judge the merit of the accusations. However, I understand that I'm not supposed to do that. I shall just accept the blame on behalf of the racists on the athletic team.

    I was struck by the same issue — the article says nothing about precisely what the micro aggressions were.

    I presume they were unconvincing, even compared to the rest of the article.

  65. The really funny, “you can’t make this stuff up”, aspect of all this is that the sole remaining African on the St. Olaf women’s cross country team is a white girl from Zimbabwe.

  66. @Pericles
    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.

    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.

    But you mustn’t let yourself be seen to be walking on eggshells around them. Because then you’d be microaggressing.

    It’s like the scene in Seinfeld where Elaine tries to prove that she’s a “good person” by explaining that she doesn’t stare at the freaks on the street, but she also doesn’t look away.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    It's a Good Life was a utopia, wasn't it?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Good_Life_(The_Twilight_Zone)
  67. @George Bernard D'Brickashaw
    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”
     
    There is no "I" in team? Is there?

    weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different

    are probably a result of the narcissism and attention whoring:

    We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it

  68. SJW goes hysterical at sight of the Confederate Flag:

    • Replies: @BB753
    Poor kids! Imagine being raised by a deranged SJW mother! I also wonder what kind of man would marry such a loathsome creature?
  69. @Clark Westwood

    Yeah, the point is that everyone should walk on eggshells around these Very Special People.
     
    But you mustn't let yourself be seen to be walking on eggshells around them. Because then you'd be microaggressing.

    It's like the scene in Seinfeld where Elaine tries to prove that she's a "good person" by explaining that she doesn't stare at the freaks on the street, but she also doesn't look away.

    It’s a Good Life was a utopia, wasn’t it?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Good_Life_(The_Twilight_Zone)

  70. @Joe Schmoe


    brutal instances of segregation
     
    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

     

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group. Those complaining of being left out may have been very popular in their schools before coming to St. Olaf where they were not only not the darlings, they were just there so the school to check a box and the students found them at once both boring and devoid of social value.

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?path=wcross

    All this will get much easier on the girls when they start getting men pretending to be women. Imagine the microaggressions when they start boycotting the restroom and locker room when guys are in there.

  71. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Universalism as a political tool is not about peoples around the world agreeing to what constitutes universal values but about the dominant power imposing its ideas and interests as ‘universals’ on all other peoples.

    This was true of religion.
    Catholics were universal in the sense that the whole world should be turned Catholic.
    Muslims were universal in the sense that the whole would should be turned Islamic.
    It was about Universal Imposition or Universal Coercion than Universal Consensus.

    This was also true of ideology.
    Communists were universal in the sense that the whole world should be turned communist.

    Today, Globalism is a Universal Imposition(the new inquisition) that pressures the entire world to conform to the favored ideas and interests of the Rulers of the US. Since Jews are the ruling elites, Homos are their main proxies & agents, and blacks are sacro-negroes by PC narrative & Pop Culture, the dominant form of Universalism is about Holocaust Worship, Homomania, and Afromania.
    After all, if the globalism is really about ‘anti-racist equality’, it should be just as mindful of the interests of Palestinians as of Zionists. But it isn’t so. All those politicians in Congress say they support ‘universal values’, but they are mum about Palestinians. When Iran raised the question of why Palestinians were punished for the crimes of Europeans during WWII, the European delegation all walked out despite their professed commitment to universalism.

    So, univeralism as political phenomenon isn’t about what the world agrees as the common good and the shared values that transcend all cultures. It is not about all nations, great and small, submitting to the same principles but about the Great Power forcing its agenda and biases on the universal scale. It’s not about many species of animals agreeing on shared animal-hood but about one species making all other species bow down ‘universally’ before it.

    Take ‘gay rights’. This is promoted as ‘universal values’. But who said? Now, if ‘gay rights’ means that all peoples should acknowledge, based on scientific evidence, that some people are born homosexual, that it’s not homosexuals’ fault that they are homo, and that homosexuals should be allowed to pursue professions based on ability, that is a workable and sound principle. It is factual, rational, and humane.
    But what goes by the name of ‘gay rights’ in the West is homomania, a mindless worship of homosexuality as something holy and cult of homo narcissism & vanity as next to godliness. It is sick and perverse. So, it’s not about ‘gay rights’ but ‘gay worship’. It is a fruit-sade, the new crusade.

    ‘Progressives’ deride the Inquisition of old, but they aren’t averse to using their vast globalist over to carry out the Imposition of their sick agenda on all the world. It is often done through bribery of foreign regimes, spread of Pop Culture as narcotic & opiate, and PC that suppresses free speech & free discourse ironically in the name of ‘liberal values’. PC limits the range of inquiry, constricts the width of the Narrative, and insists on a loaded terminology as dishonest as loaded dice. Term like ‘homophobia’ favors the homomaniacs since it implies that those who oppose the homo agenda are clinically sick in the head. And ‘racism’, as currently defined, is a loaded term since it presumes that anyone who believes in the reality of races is also a racial supremacist.

    Anyway, universalism is more about the power to force one’s agenda universally than an adherence to universal principles that apply equally to all nations and cultures.

  72. It looked like Billy Eichner was prepared to grab that baton and become his generations gay gadfly, but instead he exposed himself as an easily triggered pretender in the aftermath of Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory.

  73. @Joe Schmoe


    brutal instances of segregation
     
    That’s certainly one way to describe not being one of the cool kids…

     

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group. Those complaining of being left out may have been very popular in their schools before coming to St. Olaf where they were not only not the darlings, they were just there so the school to check a box and the students found them at once both boring and devoid of social value.

    http://athletics.stolaf.edu/roster.aspx?path=wcross

    I clicked on the first ten names of the ladies on the St. Olaf cross country track team. And, uh, yeah, I can see how it would be pretty hard to be considered awesome among that group.

    I clicked too and noticed something else: they’re slow! Jeez, 20 minutes is a fast 5k on that team, and some girls are doing 23 and even 24! Those times would be bad even in high school.

    Title 9, sigh.

  74. @Fredrik
    Isn't the primary purpose of that word to avoid having to specify what the problem really is? What did the white athletes really do? Calling it microaggressions instead of eg. 'don't inviting to lunch or parties' or 'having more beautiful hair' isn't really explaining a lot.

    It's kind of hard to judge the merit of the accusations. However, I understand that I'm not supposed to do that. I shall just accept the blame on behalf of the racists on the athletic team.

    Duh, a microaggression can be a look, a word (even if taken out of context), body language, a posture (probably the same thing). Like the rules that are determined by women microaggressions are the same. Is fascinating that one rarely, if ever, hears men speaking of microaggressions. They simply duke it out, use a couple of pithy four-letter words, or ignore the m-f. Girls however, are constantly on the lookout for these crimes against, women, race and other suppressed and oppressed groups. They determine what a microaggression is on case-by-case basis so that the microaggressor can never win an argument. Any protest is yet another microaggression and failure to be appropriately contrite. We are effed.

  75. @jim jones
    SJW goes hysterical at sight of the Confederate Flag:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X1xOKMKX80

    Poor kids! Imagine being raised by a deranged SJW mother! I also wonder what kind of man would marry such a loathsome creature?

  76. @eddy wobegon
    The Somalis are primarily used as chicken pluckers at poultry plants and other modest assembly line work. It is not the mothers but their older daughters who are the cashiers.

    The Somalis are very paternal and family oriented and are genial dorks just like the rest of the typical mid-westerners. I'd prefer five Somali families over the typical Gary/Chicago import living next to me.

    The problems are not with this generation of Somalis. It will be with the second and third generations who will have been convinced by American agitators that they are being victimized by white society.

    Well, there’s also the fact that they’ll have carpal tunnel and bad backs by age 50, after which they’ll cash in on comp and disability. The chicken plucking will probably be automated at that point any way, along with the taxi cabs. So their by-now adult offspring will have nothing to do. I guess when we need more money we’ll just print it.

  77. @Dr. X

    Rudo Nyakanda ’19 and Juliette Emmanuel ’19, like Garriga, are former women’s track and field athletes of color who decided to quit after being burdened with a season’s worth of microaggressions that alienated them from the remainder of the St. Olaf team. …
     
    Either that, or they were failing all of their classes and were probably going to get cashiered due to academic ineligibility, so they just said "screw it" and quit.

    Or they just got sick of the time commitment and quit. St. Olaf is a Division III school, which means no athletic scholarships of any kind; recruited athletes quit their sports all the time.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    A friend of mine got recruited to play offensive lineman for an Ivy League college he wouldn't have gotten into if he wasn't a huge galoot. He played football one year, then quit, and went on to graduate, which did a lot for his resume.
  78. • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, the website Laxpower.com will give you the schedules of all lax teams, all divisions, male and female.
  79. @Anon7
    The part that kills me is that they waited in a refugee camp for six years to come to the US, and yet were completely unprepared. Can't speak English, don't have a job lined up, don't have any money, have medical problems... unbelievable.

    Refugee camps must seem like heaven's waiting room; if you get into the US, all your problems are over! God will care for you.

    Having them arrive in the US unable to speak English, unable to do anything pretty much except drive a cab or push a broom, and be 100% useless and to suck as hard as possible on the taxpayer teat is a feature, not a bug. The last thing the refugee resettlement behemoth wants is reliable and self-sufficient immigrants. They want them helpless and useless in order for the refugee workers to save the day, lecture the natives on what racists they are, and to play on the mercies of their congregations and members of Congress to beg for more money–and skim a sizable % into their pockets while watching the host communities burn.

    These refugee resettlement workers are some of the phoniest, two-faced hypocrites and huckster ever to have come down the pike.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    Well said. I take some hope from the fact that Trump won more US counties than Reagan. There are a lot of unhappy people; I have to hope that it's not too late.
  80. @Dave Smith
    Or they just got sick of the time commitment and quit. St. Olaf is a Division III school, which means no athletic scholarships of any kind; recruited athletes quit their sports all the time.

    A friend of mine got recruited to play offensive lineman for an Ivy League college he wouldn’t have gotten into if he wasn’t a huge galoot. He played football one year, then quit, and went on to graduate, which did a lot for his resume.

  81. @Achmed E. Newman

    Perhaps we should start referring to them as nanoaggressions?
     
    Nah, that doesn't pencil in well, in a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, Wilkey.

    Let's first consider microagressions, first, shall we? That's 1 x 10**-6 (cannot seem to do superscripts on here, so using FORTRAN syntax) of a full life-sized aggression. These poor victimized girls said this went on for a whole season. Imagine, say 50 track meets and practices, and let's assume these microagressions occur every time another girl opens her mouth to talk to one of these microagresseees.

    How often do girls talk? A lot; let's say every 5 s. Thats's 12 mA/minute x 60 min/hr x 1.5 hr. meet or practice session. Let's just round that to 1000 mA/meet x 50 meets(or practices)/season =50,000 ma/season. 50 x 10**3 ma/season x 1 Aggression /1 x 10**6 mA = still only .05 actual aggressions in a season.

    Possible these girls aren't so bright, so were one to stay on the squad for 20 seasons all that would add up to one big honking solid AGGRESSION. That's not so bad at all compared to, say, the menstrual cramps, from what I've seen.

    Now, were we to introduce another factor or 1 x 10**-3, this whole thing would be a non-issue.

    Do the math, as the young folks are always saying, though they don't ever seem to do it, cause they suck at math.

    You neglected to multiply by the number of girls on the team. Do that and you’re up to something close to a full aggression!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I was thinking of it in terms of being on the "receiving" end of a μAg, Mr. IJ when I was writing on the back of my envelope.

    You may have changed the entire para-dig-em, here, though.

  82. @The True and Original David
    You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.

    The punishments will continue until you love them above all else.

    You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.

    A couple of years ago, the forced online diversity training I have to take at work shifted from a message of “tolerance” to one of “inclusion”. You are 100% correct in that it is not acceptable to merely tolerate the vibrant, you must seek them out and ask for their invaluable input on everything now.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    pen, However there was a famous book/study, titled "Why are all the Black kids sitting together in cafeteria?" They tend to self segregate and then blame it on racism.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Right, it's no longer ok to say you don't have a problem with homos, you must now celebrate them.
  83. @dearieme
    How can these people of choler bear to attend St Olaf's which is presumably named after some ancient white skull-splitter?

    They believe Olaf was the black character in Thor.

  84. @George Bernard D'Brickashaw
    Some example were in the article.

    “Countless times, certain coaches wouldn’t encourage me or congratulate me for my personal achievements, but never failed to do so for other athletes around me,” Nyakanda said. “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine. We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it; however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    Beyond the rift with the coaching staff, Nyakanda and Emmanuel also experienced microaggressions from their fellow runners, immediately feeling alienated from conversations and events, if not ignored entirely.

    “Every time during practice, in the locker room or on the cross country and track table, we would not feel welcome, and instead get weird looks that made us feel uncomfortable and different,” Emmanuel said. “In fact, most of them wouldn’t engage in conversation with us. One day during practice, I recall one of my teammates making a very racist joke towards another teammate, saying ‘Oh you look so tanned, should I call you Shaneeka now?’”
     
    There is no "I" in team? Is there?

    But there is an “m” and an “e”.

  85. How do you “resign” from a track team? Were you appointed to the team? Pretty easy to assume you are being ignored on a campus were there are only 65 blacks, can’t be in on every conversation or gathering. You need to appoint some honorary blacks to fill in for you.

  86. @Buck Turgidson
    Amen. It's obvious that Somalia is a vastly superior nation to the United States in all dimensions, and that we really must get as many of them here as possible.

    Good grief. Winston Churchill wrote about Somalis decades ago and if western leaders had a picogram of common sense and good judgement, there would not be a single Somali allowed into our countries.

    But what do they do, they import tens of thousands of these useless, backwards, bizarre, angry hornets. What have been the main contributions of Somalis to the US in their (now many) years here? I think they soak up gobs of social services, commit a lot of crimes, and pump out a lot of underachieving kids who will be even worse than the parents and perpetuate the cycle.

    Minnesotans are strange people. Something in the water mebbe, who knows.... also, I am looking right at the Lutheran church and have a strong feeling they have run roughshod over the better interests of their congregations with their SJW nonsense and grab for federal money. Will hold that belief until someone can prove otherwise.

    Buck, Yes, something in the water from Lake Woebegone.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Lake Woebegone, where all the Somalians are above average.*






    * for Somalians
  87. @International Jew
    You neglected to multiply by the number of girls on the team. Do that and you're up to something close to a full aggression!

    I was thinking of it in terms of being on the “receiving” end of a μAg, Mr. IJ when I was writing on the back of my envelope.

    You may have changed the entire para-dig-em, here, though.

  88. @BB753
    Ok, let me get this. These people can't speak English, have no skills, they can't even figure out how to get a job or shop groceries.. And to top that, they're Muslim and from a country not reputed for IQ, cultural or technical accomplishments or civic-mindedness.
    And on the dole they go!
    The US citizens responsible for sponsoring these useless immigrants should be held accountable for inflicting these ne'er-do-wells upon their fellow citizens.

    I kind of wish Trump had gone after the money on his first speech about immigrants and refugees, rather than saying Mexico isn’t sending their best.

    My wife and I were watching a refugee family coming into our state, a mother, three kids, and a grandma, none of whom spoke a English. My wife mentions her good feelz about helping. I started talking about the money, let’s see, 3 kids times $10,000 per kid times 10 years for school, free rent, free food stamps, free health care especially for grandma.

    It’s insanity. We’ve owe $19 trillion, and we need to rebuild our infrastructure and some of us are close to retirement? It’s insanity.

    • Agree: BB753
  89. @Buffalo Joe
    Buck, Yes, something in the water from Lake Woebegone.

    Lake Woebegone, where all the Somalians are above average.*

    * for Somalians

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Like 87 IQ?
  90. @Ganderson
    I'm a high school lax coach. I have no black players, but I can't imagine, say, praising someone who made a nice pass while ignoring the goal scorer. I call BS on the story. I do believe that these young ladies do view any negativity directed at them as racism, just as we define, as a society, any unpleasant interaction between a black and a white as being, by definition, racism.

    Ganderson, TN Coates scored a Pulitzer prize writing about perceived slights and micro aggression. Now if the coach had said nice shoes or hair that would be sexual harassment. Hard to keep this shit in proper perspective.

  91. @Buck Turgidson
    Having them arrive in the US unable to speak English, unable to do anything pretty much except drive a cab or push a broom, and be 100% useless and to suck as hard as possible on the taxpayer teat is a feature, not a bug. The last thing the refugee resettlement behemoth wants is reliable and self-sufficient immigrants. They want them helpless and useless in order for the refugee workers to save the day, lecture the natives on what racists they are, and to play on the mercies of their congregations and members of Congress to beg for more money--and skim a sizable % into their pockets while watching the host communities burn.

    These refugee resettlement workers are some of the phoniest, two-faced hypocrites and huckster ever to have come down the pike.

    Well said. I take some hope from the fact that Trump won more US counties than Reagan. There are a lot of unhappy people; I have to hope that it’s not too late.

  92. @peterike
    “For example, I recall when I won a competition at the U of M, and despite the fact that I was first, my coach never congratulated me, but instead congratulated my other teammate who was in the same race and happened to have a lower performance than mine."

    Almost certainly a lie. What she likely means is "I wasn't congratulated in a way sufficient to stroke my inflated self-esteem."

    " We started by boycotting practice, then slowly missed meets, all in the hope that our coaches would notice that something was wrong and do something about it"

    Hmmm. Perhaps the coaches were just (1) relieved that these arrogant, entitled cry babies weren't hanging around scowling at everything anymore and/or (2) too cautious and/or legitimately concerned about blow-back from bringing discipline to bear on those of color.

    "however, nothing was done and, as always, everybody kept quiet and kept pretending that everything was alright (which, by the way, is a big problem) despite being aware of the situation.”

    See (2) above. Overall, her argument seems to be, "We acted like spoiled children, and then we got angry when we didn't receive a groveling apology for our bad behavior."

    peterike, Years ago there were twin, black brothers who play lacrosse at the U of Virginia, which was and is a lax powerhouse. They were Shamel and Rhamel Bratton and were touted as the changing face of lax…Time cover. UV was rocked by a murder of a woman lax player by a member of the men’s team. The next year the team members instituted strict rules of conduct, including no drinking. Both brothers broke the rules and were suspended from play by the team, not the coach. The brothers were arrogant enough to show up at an away game, in uniform, and basically dare the coach not to play them.He did not play them. Finally the coach suspended both from the team. The team won the NCAA Div.I national championship without them. You can google it. May have spelled their first names wrong.

  93. @SteveRogers42
    Does St. O's ever play Adelphi?

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/lacrosse/adelphi-men-s-lacrosse-enters-field-to-trump-speech-video-shows-1.13601458

    Steve, the website Laxpower.com will give you the schedules of all lax teams, all divisions, male and female.

  94. @penskefile

    You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.
     
    A couple of years ago, the forced online diversity training I have to take at work shifted from a message of "tolerance" to one of "inclusion". You are 100% correct in that it is not acceptable to merely tolerate the vibrant, you must seek them out and ask for their invaluable input on everything now.

    pen, However there was a famous book/study, titled “Why are all the Black kids sitting together in cafeteria?” They tend to self segregate and then blame it on racism.

  95. Serious diversity problem at the Manitou Messenger.

    http://www.manitoumessenger.com/staff

    I didn’t know there were this many white people left in America, all in one place. I mean other than a Hillary staff meeting.

  96. @Fredrik
    Isn't the primary purpose of that word to avoid having to specify what the problem really is? What did the white athletes really do? Calling it microaggressions instead of eg. 'don't inviting to lunch or parties' or 'having more beautiful hair' isn't really explaining a lot.

    It's kind of hard to judge the merit of the accusations. However, I understand that I'm not supposed to do that. I shall just accept the blame on behalf of the racists on the athletic team.

    Expecting the accusations to have merit is, itself, a microaggression.

  97. @penskefile

    You must not merely tolerate the diversity.

    You must actively and enthusiastically make the world all about them.
     
    A couple of years ago, the forced online diversity training I have to take at work shifted from a message of "tolerance" to one of "inclusion". You are 100% correct in that it is not acceptable to merely tolerate the vibrant, you must seek them out and ask for their invaluable input on everything now.

    Right, it’s no longer ok to say you don’t have a problem with homos, you must now celebrate them.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Hey, the way I see it, we are all homos!


    Homosapiens, that is......
    , @BB753
    Right! I'm fine with individual homos but I'm totally against the homo agenda. I try not to talk about those subjects at work, because I could end up in trouble. It's hell, SJWs monitor and censor non-pc speech and thought everywhere!
  98. @Achmed E. Newman
    Lake Woebegone, where all the Somalians are above average.*






    * for Somalians

    Like 87 IQ?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    On a good day, with 3 weeks of Kaplan test prep, maybe...
  99. “Micro”-aggressions? Coaches have always been professional sadists! My brother’s track coach used to humiliate anyone who (in the time-honored phrase) ran “like an old lady.” One gymnastic coach regularly bawled us out publicly if we gained weight. When a teammate messed up some documentation, was told she could not compete, and ended up leaving in tears after cussing us out in the locker room, the others just snickered at her, or if kinder, shook their heads. Since my talent was limited (though not non-existent), I was mostly ignored, then tossed on an event with inadequate preparation when somebody else got injured (or walked out, like the girl above), then the coach would act like it was a miracle I didn’t do any worse. One of the all-arounds was nice, but the other was stand-offish. Oooh, I wasn’t made welcome!–but I was there to do sports, not to be loved. What is WRONG with people?

  100. @Jim Don Bob
    Like 87 IQ?

    On a good day, with 3 weeks of Kaplan test prep, maybe…

  101. @Jim Don Bob
    Right, it's no longer ok to say you don't have a problem with homos, you must now celebrate them.

    Hey, the way I see it, we are all homos!

    Homosapiens, that is……

  102. @Jim Don Bob
    Right, it's no longer ok to say you don't have a problem with homos, you must now celebrate them.

    Right! I’m fine with individual homos but I’m totally against the homo agenda. I try not to talk about those subjects at work, because I could end up in trouble. It’s hell, SJWs monitor and censor non-pc speech and thought everywhere!

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