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the pseudoscience of microaggressions
Assumptions progressives make about microaggressions
microaggressions have sufficient clarity and consensus to afford rigourous empirical investigation
visible minority groups interpret microaggressions negatively
microaggressions reflect agressive and prejudicial motives against visible minority groups
only the visible minority individuals who perceive the microagressions can provide an accurate report
microaggressions negatively impact on the physical + emotional + psychological health of individuals in visible minority groups.
The scientific evidence does not support these assumptions. Microaggressions = horsesh1t— an anathema to resilience building and the tenets of CBT. Shades of Lysenkoism, microaggression exists as a part a cluster of pseudoscience promoted by the progressive left, together with CRT + gender.
Coming soon, I’ll write about what behavioural sciences say about microaggressions and why encouraging people to fixate on them actually promotes self harm by inviting them to focus on things they cannot control—the behaviour of other individuals. Microaggression implies that the external can effectively remedy any internally-originated maladies, which is wrong. The pseudo-psychology of Woke Politics lacks compassion + promotes fragility.
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