REPORT: Rutgers mandates “microaggression” freshman course

This is your tax dollars at work, Save Jerseyans.

h/t Reason.com:

As part of a $175 student orientation package, Rutgers University requires all incoming freshmen take a course on the “big impact” of microaggressions, because nothing says welcome to college like a mandatory seminar on safe spaces and offensive phrases.

Microaggressions, statements that are subtly offensive to a marginalized group, are nothing new to the social justice scene. Everything from saying “that’s crazy” to “you throw like a girl” could be considered a microaggression.

The Language Matters Campaign, organized by the university’s Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, teaches students about how to avoid hurting their peers intentionally or accidentally with their words.

The course consists of a Prezi presentation and some Youtube videos. It concludes by encouraging students to report an act of bias toward anyone because of their “race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity or cellular blood trait, military service or veteran status.”

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Rutgers University has an extensive history of throwing in behind politically correct causes, most recently declaring itself a de facto sanctuary campus

…and you’re paying for it.

The university system – New Jersey’s largest, is funded by hundreds of millions of dollars annually in state appropriations.