Yes, The Rise Of #GenerationSnowflake Is A Complete Mystery…

Covert racism and discrimination persist in the UK’s colleges and universities, according to new film, Witness, commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU).

Well, there’s an impartial and unbiased source, I think we can all agree!

And as you’d expect, actual evidence is thin on the ground.

Gurnham Singh, a lecturer in social work, explains: “There is a massive abundance of what are called micro-aggressions … it’s like death by a thousand cuts. When you experience them all the time, those micro-agressions have a cumulative effect.”

Ah, micro-aggressions. Where would whinging chip-on-shoulder holders of the Race Card be without them?

Kirsten Forkert, a lecturer in media theory, says: “There is an assumption in higher education that it is already a progressive workplace and problems like racism don’t exist. So when you try to raise this issue the response is: ‘We don’t have to deal with issues like that.’”

She adds that that job insecurity and casualisation present more of a worry for ethnic minority staff.

You mean, you are just as capable of fighting like ferrets in a sack as anyone else? Whodathunkit?

Gargi Bhattacharyya, professor of sociology, says it is “very difficult for staff in further and higher education to explicitly talk about racism at work”.

You’d think they’d have little problem, given how they constantly bang on about it in other arenas, wouldn’t you?

Josephine Kwhali raises the issue of supposedly unconscious bias. “I don’t think some of it is unconscious, I think that’s a get out clause,” she says. “After years of anti-racist debates, policies, strategies, universities banging on about increasing diversity … if it still is unconscious, there really is something worrying about what it will take for the unconscious to become conscious.”

What..? I mean, can anyone translate that?

11 comments for “Yes, The Rise Of #GenerationSnowflake Is A Complete Mystery…

  1. Stonyground
    February 17, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Could it be that the real problem that they are having with racism is that there isn’t any?

    • February 21, 2016 at 6:13 am


  2. Lord T
    February 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    When refusing to friend someone on Facebook is seen as micro aggression then it shows how stupid this is.

    How disappointing it must be for these dumbos to have to enter the real world and be cast out from the cocoon that is further education. Protected from Pre-School to leaving school. Even when that leaving school is at 35.

  3. Brian, follower of Deornoth
    February 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    A lecturer in social work, a lecturer in media theory, and a lecturer in sociology…there’s got to be a bar joke in there somewhere.

    • February 21, 2016 at 6:13 am


  4. Andrew Duffin
    February 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Josephine Kwhali, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Kirsten Forkert, Gurnham Singh.

    Hmm. Good old English names, every one of them!

    Social work, Media Theory (wtf?), Sociology?

    I suppose we’re paying for all this – as usual.


    • February 21, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Of course we are! That’s the problem. These people are unemployable, except by the government.

  5. Stonyground
    February 17, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I feel that I should clarify my opening comment. Obviously there is racism out in the real world. However, in campus land where everyone present is fully loaded with political correctness and terrified of saying anything that is in the least bit offensive, not so much.

  6. mona
    February 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Lets give up and admit it Shakespeare was born in Lagos, Einstein was an Arab, Darwin was born in Takoradi so was Issac Newton , the British took the caste system to India, I could go on and on and on. Oh where was Mozart born?

    • Old Geezer
      February 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Mona, you thought that you were joking when you said that the British took the caste system to India. The BBC recently did a programme about pensioners retiring to India. (Called the real Marigold Hotel I think). In it they insinuated that the British really did create the untouchables, part of the caste system in India. I kid you not. How bent can the BBC get!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • mona
        February 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        I was listening to the BBC World Service this morning, the subject was the Pope against Trump the usual butt-in presenter got caught flat footed by some American Catholic caller from the US who the interviewer thought would dig Trump out, but no and even worse he asked if the Pope would go down into the basements at the Vatican and get the “stolen art treasures and return them to the Jewish Holocaust survivors” it was to late to shut him up, it may never be spoken again on air. VIVA The DONALD.

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