Looking Very Hard for Racism

“The Microaggression Farce,” Heather  Mac Donald’s latest article for City Journal, is getting a lot of attention. It examines one of the more pathetic campus trends, finding  alleged racism in acts so small (or non-existent) that only aggrieved students of color and their allies can spot  them.

Mac Donald writes: “As student claims of racial and gender mistreatment grow ever more unmoored from reality, campus grown-ups have abdicated their responsibility to cultivate an adult sense of perspective and common sense in their students. Instead, they are creating what tort law calls “eggshell plaintiffs”—preternaturally fragile individuals injured by the slightest collisions with life. The consequences will affect us for years to come.”

 

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