There’s good news for overly sensitive individuals working for the State Department. They soon might be able to get back at coworkers who offend them through the use of “microaggressions,” which could included anything from a raised eyebrow to uttering a phrase like “hold down the fort.” Aren’t you glad they have nothing better to do than police the interactions between people you would hope would be competent adults.
Following the example set by elite liberal universities, the U.S. State Department has begun cracking down on “microaggressions” in the workplace. According to a newsletter from State Department chief diversity officer John Robinson, employees who commit “microaggressions” may risk violating harassment laws in doing so.
Robinson published the letter in the November edition of State Magazine with the title “The New Face of Exclusion: Microaggressions.” The magazine is meant to “facilitate communication between management and employees” and “acquaint employees with developments that may affect operations or personnel,” according to the State Department website. In the letter, Robinson
explained to employees that microaggressions “are much harder to spot than overt discrimination” and “are often brushed off as lack of tact or an act of nonmalicious ignorance.”
“Microaggressions can be detrimental to employee morale and engagement,” Robinson insisted. “Left unaddressed, microaggressions can over time lead to workplace conflict and eventually affect operations.”
Read the whole thing at The Daily Caller.