Politically correct culture runs wild at Purdue University.
A Purdue University professor has been teaching business class students that “America is a melting pot” is a “microaggression” according to handouts obtained by The College Fix.
The phrase was just one of at least a dozen other examples of perfectly normal remarks that have been labeled “offensive” by the instructor of a Management 301 course.
Other phrases students were advised against using were:
-“Where are you from?”
-“There is only one race, the human race.”
-“Everyone can succeed in society if they work hard enough.”
-“I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”
The handout stated that these remarks are problematic because they perpetuate the “myth of meritocracy” or they represent “statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in life successes.”
Also, “statements which assert that race or gender does not play a role in life successes” were classified as hurtful.
At least one student in the class felt the recent lesson on microaggressions was a waste of time. “I felt I was being brainwashed with political correctness and shamed because of my race,” a student who spoke under condition of anonymity said.
Human resources training specialist at Perdue Alvin Lee Jr. presented the lecture entitled “Diversity Issues in the World of Work” which also included eight photos of minorities holding signs with examples of “microaggressions.”
The 31-page PowerPoint presentation, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix, also warns students that there are hundreds of active hate groups operating in the U.S. today – a statistic pulled from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In addition to the PowerPoint, students undertook an in-class assignment – “diversity, inclusion and social class” bingo – that aimed to highlight their differences.
The overall goals of the lesson included teaching students to understand and accept people’s similarities and differences and learn to treat everyone with dignity and respect, the presentation states. Source
This was not the first time phrases such as “America is a melting pot” have been deemed offensive by perpetually offended psychopaths – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point officials said last year that campus professors were banned from using phrases that have been arbitrarily labeled “microaggressions”.
In addition, officials at the University of California advised against using the phrase “America is the land of opportunity” as it apparently did not align with the social justice warrior victimhood mentality.