On Microaggressions

... I have very little to say. I don't know where I sit, nor what I think to be honest.

However, I am very impressed with Conor Friedersdorf's recent series in the Atlantic on them:

  1. The Rise of Victimhood Culture
  2. Why Critics of the 'Microaggressions' Framework Are Skeptical
  3. Readers Defend the Rise of the 'Microaggressions' Framework
  4. Readers Lament the Rise of 'Victimhood Culture'
  5. On Being Asked, 'Where Are You From?'
  6. Is 'Victimhood Culture' a Fair Description?

Over the course of the series, Friedersdorf takes a clear position on the 'Microaggressions' framework. Yet, he is very open in his writing to the thoughts of others, discussing criticisms of the framework, as well as criticisms of his own writing on it.

I found the series to be a refreshing piece of participatory journalism. Is he right? I don't know. However, I appreciate how he has approached the topic.