[4/24/17] The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.
According to a report in The Telegraph, the school’s diversity team — indeed, called the”Equality and Diversity Unit” — has warned students via a column titled “Everyday Racism” that “‘not speaking directly to people’ could be deemed a ‘racial microaggression’ which can lead to ‘mental ill-health.’”
The EDU also noted in the column that “some people who do these things may be entirely well-meaning, and would be mortified to realise that they had caused offence.
“But this is of little consequence if a possible effect of their words or actions is to suggest to people that they may fulfil a negative stereotype, or do not belong.”
Dr Joanna Williams, a lecturer in higher education the University of Kent, said the guidance was “completely ridiculous” and will make students “hyper-sensitive” about how they interact with one another.