Insane SJW examples of bullshit "microaggressions"

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Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’
The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.



Trader José beer at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Pinecrest, Fla.


“While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect — one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” said Kenya Friend-Daniel, the company’s national director of public relations. “With this in mind, we made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s name on our products moving forward.”
Ms. Friend-Daniel did not say when the change would be completed, but she said the company hoped to finish “very soon” and was in the process of updating older product labels.


“Packaging for a number of the products has already been changed, but there’s a small number of products in which the packaging is still going through the process,” she said.
Ms. Bedell, a rising high school senior and human rights activist, said “the branding remains on shelves and unaddressed” at her local Trader Joe’s in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“There’s an abundance of products in their stores, and I think it’s still important — the petition remains important — because Trader Joe’s lacks the urgency needed in the current climate to remedy the issue,” she said.

The call for Trader Joe’s to rebrand its international foods comes as the national unrest fueled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted other food companies to announce that they were reassessing or doing away with brands that use racist imagery.

Last month, Quaker Oats announced it would retire the Aunt Jemima name and character, which had been associated with its popular pancake mix and syrup for over a century. Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben’s rice, quickly followed by saying that it would “evolve” the brand’s signature character, a smiling older Black man, without offering details or a specific timetable. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream said it would change the name and marketing of its Eskimo Pie chocolate-covered ice cream bars.

The first Trader Joe’s store opened in 1967 in Pasadena, Calif., and today the chain has more than 500 stores across the United States. Its founder, Joseph Coulombe, died in February at 89.




Am I fucking missing something here? It's a fucking name. Racist? What the fuck?

Have a look at the comments on the petition page. These cunts deserve to be fed to crocodiles.

https://www.change.org/p/trader-joe-s-remove-racist-packaging-from-your-products
 
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Rutgers English Department to deemphasize traditional grammar ‘in solidarity with Black Lives Matter’

The English Department at Rutgers University recently announced a list of “anti-racist” directives and initiatives for the upcoming fall and spring semesters, including an effort to deemphasize traditional grammar rules.

The initiatives were spelled out by Rebecca Walkowitz, the English Department chair at Rutgers University, and sent to faculty, staff and students in an email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.

Walkowitz sent the email on “Juneteenth,” which celebrates the commemoration of emancipation from slavery in the United States.

Titled “Department actions in solidarity with Black Lives Matter,” the email states that the ongoing and future initiatives that the English Department has planned are a “way to contribute to the eradication of systemic inequities facing black, indigenous, and people of color.”

One of the initiatives is described as “incorporating ‘critical grammar’ into our pedagogy.”

It is listed as one of the efforts for Rutgers’ Graduate Writing Program, which “serves graduate students across the Rutgers community. The GWP’s mission is to support graduate students of all disciplines in their current and future writing goals, from coursework papers to scholarly articles and dissertations,” according to its website.

Under a so-called critical grammar pedagogy, “This approach challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage,” the email states.

“Instead, it encourages students to develop a critical awareness of the variety of choices available to them w/ regard to micro-level issues in order to empower them and equip them to push against biases based on ‘written’ accents.”

Walkowitz’s comments come amid racial unrest within academia following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.

Walkowitz explained in the email that since 2012, the Rutgers English Department has had a Committee on Bias Awareness and Prevention.

Following the committee’s most recent meeting in mid-June, its members agree it needs to “move from a role emphasizing awareness and prevention towards a role emphasizing ‘culture change.’ Several initiatives came out of that meeting,” she wrote.

A recommendation endorsed by leaders of all instructional units is to require all fall 2020 instructors in English to attend at least one workshop remotely on “how to have an anti-racist classroom,” the email states.

The committee will also be “launching a web page to provide access to events, resources, and affiliated groups,” while also “organizing two teach-ins focused on Black Lives Matter, ‘anti-racism,’ police brutality, and prison reform.”

With concern to the amount of inclusivity and diversity present within the Writing Center at Rutgers, Walkowitz noted that there is an internship scheduled to launch in Spring 2021 dedicated to the mission of “decolonizing the Writing Center.”

“The Writing Centers have developed two internship initiatives to support the goals of diversity and equity,” the email states. “The Plangere Writing Center currently offers a spring advanced tutoring internship called ‘Tutoring Towards Diversity and Inclusion’ and the Livingston Writing Center is developing an internship to launch in Spring 2021 titled ‘Decolonizing the Writing Center.’”

“Both critically engage the history of ‘English studies’ and how we can both continue teaching/tutoring English composition, even as we work to make the writing centers linguistically diverse and decolonized spaces.”

When asked whether the effort to “decolonize the writing center” and incorporate “critical grammar” is a wise pedagogical decision for Rutgers’ student body and university as a whole, Executive Dean Peter March and Rutgers media spokesperson Dory Devlin did not respond to a request from The College Fix for comment on the matter.

Walkowitz also did not respond to a request for comment.

Other highlights from the email include:

In the Fall, we will be launching programming about “art and protest.” If we are teaching remotely, this might take the form of a virtual exhibition including submissions from faculty teaching classes that touch on this area and/or creative or meta-reflective work from students about how art works politically. In the spring if we are back on campus this could involve teach-ins, or an art festival on the quad with readings and projections of student-made, digital-storytelling documentaries.
In 2020-2021, we are running 14 courses in the fields of African-American literature, on subjects ranging from W.E.B. Dubois and His Afterlives to Afro-Futurism and Black Speculative Fiction.
Building on this commitment to African American Literature as a standalone requirement for the major, we are also implementing a new Global South requirement, the fruit of two years of curricular study and revision by the faculty. This will create more space in the curriculum for courses in the areas of post-colonial, ethnic American, and global Anglophone literatures and support future hiring in these fields.
We are developing modular [creative writing] assignments on a) identity issues and b) social change issues that all of our [creative writing] instructors will be invited to use; they will be expected to use one, or to craft their own. This curricular innovation will be part of the entire [creative writing] curriculum for next year – in every [creative writing] class.
We will design the reading for Rutgers Day 2021 to specifically address issues of anti-black racism and social justice. This is our annual reading-under-the-tent, which attracts students, faculty, administrators, and community members to the Rutgers campus.
Writers at Rutgers will organize several readings in 2020-2021 addressing issues related to the #BLM movement and systemic racism. Professors Mark Doty and Evie Shockley are going to read (together); we also have the novelist Viet Nguyen scheduled.
Since catering is a substantial part of our discretionary spending, we commit to seeking out and supporting black-owned businesses. Given that there will be few in-person events in AY 20-21, this is likely to be more relevant for future years, but it is a significant and tangible policy.
Read the entire email at Rutgers University’s website.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-english-department-to-deemphasize-traditional-grammar-in-solidarity-with-black-lives-matter/


Is it too much to ask that students speak, and write correctly? Or at least make an attempt. Fuck me, if I was Black, I hope I'd be angry at this shit.
 

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that right there shows you what a farcical little sport this has turned into. dont worry about having the slightest clue what youre talking about, if it looks even remotely normative just point and shoot
There was actually a lot of chatter about this at the time, they were trying to select a face for the new run of £50 notes and some wanted a minority face on it, the faces so far have been:

1981-1994 - Christopher Wren
1994-2011 - John Houblon
2011-2021 - Matthew Boulton & James Watt (together)
2021-20xx - Alan Turing

The shortlist for the 2021 note was Mary Anning, Paul Dirac, Rosalind Franklin, William Herschel and Caroline Herschel, Dorothy Hodgkin, Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, Stephen Hawking, James Clerk Maxwell, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernest Rutherford, Frederick Sanger and Turing.

It's a note you will hardly ever use in your life.
 
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There was actually a lot of chatter about this at the time, they were trying to select a face for the new run of £50 notes and some wanted a minority face on it, the faces so far have been:

1981-1994 - Christopher Wren
1994-2011 - John Houblon
2011-2021 - Matthew Boulton & James Watt (together)
2021-20xx - Alan Turing

The shortlist for the 2021 note was Mary Anning, Paul Dirac, Rosalind Franklin, William Herschel and Caroline Herschel, Dorothy Hodgkin, Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, Stephen Hawking, James Clerk Maxwell, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernest Rutherford, Frederick Sanger and Turing.

It's a note you will hardly ever use in your life.
Speak for yourself. I used one to do blow of a hooker's tits this morning.

We were both disgusted by the lack of diversity.
 
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that right there shows you what a farcical little sport this has turned into. dont worry about having the slightest clue what youre talking about, if it looks even remotely normative just point and shoot
Jesus. The guy was chemically castrated by the government for being gay. But nope, some SJW just throws this out without even considering the facts.

And that should make us think: Are people like this justified/right when they do make that observation against a genuinely straight white male. I mean if they're just going to soap-box spiel the same rhetoric does it make it true?

Probably not in 99.99999999% of cases.
 
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Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’
The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.



Trader José beer at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Pinecrest, Fla.


“While this approach to product naming may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect — one that is contrary to the welcoming, rewarding customer experience we strive to create every day,” said Kenya Friend-Daniel, the company’s national director of public relations. “With this in mind, we made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe’s name on our products moving forward.”
Ms. Friend-Daniel did not say when the change would be completed, but she said the company hoped to finish “very soon” and was in the process of updating older product labels.


“Packaging for a number of the products has already been changed, but there’s a small number of products in which the packaging is still going through the process,” she said.
Ms. Bedell, a rising high school senior and human rights activist, said “the branding remains on shelves and unaddressed” at her local Trader Joe’s in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“There’s an abundance of products in their stores, and I think it’s still important — the petition remains important — because Trader Joe’s lacks the urgency needed in the current climate to remedy the issue,” she said.

The call for Trader Joe’s to rebrand its international foods comes as the national unrest fueled by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted other food companies to announce that they were reassessing or doing away with brands that use racist imagery.

Last month, Quaker Oats announced it would retire the Aunt Jemima name and character, which had been associated with its popular pancake mix and syrup for over a century. Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben’s rice, quickly followed by saying that it would “evolve” the brand’s signature character, a smiling older Black man, without offering details or a specific timetable. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream said it would change the name and marketing of its Eskimo Pie chocolate-covered ice cream bars.

The first Trader Joe’s store opened in 1967 in Pasadena, Calif., and today the chain has more than 500 stores across the United States. Its founder, Joseph Coulombe, died in February at 89.




Am I fucking missing something here? It's a fucking name. Racist? What the fuck?

Have a look at the comments on the petition page. These cunts deserve to be fed to crocodiles.

https://www.change.org/p/trader-joe-s-remove-racist-packaging-from-your-products

Fucking crazy! It's a thematic product!

I bet Mexico has plenty of Texas BBQ products/restaurants.

Kentucky fried chicken is going to have to change its name everywhere but America if this precedent is to be followed.

Once again liberals openly contradicting themselves.
 
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Here's a question for you guys.........

Ready?



As it stands in the UK men get 2 weeks paternity paid leave. Women 7 months.

If your wife gives birth and prior to the birth you tell your boss you're a woman can you now take that 7 months paid leave, as a mother, if your wife is already at home????????

 
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More music stars change their 'unacceptable' names
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British dance music DJ Joey Negro is to drop his "unacceptable" stage name and instead go by his real name, Dave Lee.

The move comes a day after fellow DJ The Black Madonna stopped using her own moniker, noting that it had caused "controversy, confusion, [and] pain".

They are among a number of acts who have changed their names in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last month, US bands Lady Antebellum and Dixie Chicks renamed themselves due to links with the slavery era.

Lee has had four UK top 40 hits and two US dance club chart number ones over the past 30 years under the stage name. He also reached the UK top 10 three times using the pseudonym Jakatta.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, he admitted he had "not felt comfortable with the name Joey Negro for a while, especially as I've got older".

'Out of place in 2020'
He wrote: "I understand now though that it's not appropriate for me to carry on using the name.

"I've recently received emails, tweets etc saying that it is unacceptable and people find it out of place in 2020 - and I agree."
He went on: "I'm sorry to have caused any offence. My whole life has been about music but particularly black music, I love soul, funk, disco, jazz in a way that's impossible for me to articulate in words and I have tried to champion it with the best intentions."


Lee said he initially came up with the name by merging two of his favourite artists at the time - Pal Joey and J Walter Negro.

The Black Madonna

Black Madonna has changed her name to The Blessed Madonna

On Monday, US DJ The Black Madonna announced she would go by the name The Blessed Madonna after a petition was launched for her to change it.

The producer, whose real name is Marea Stamper, revealed on Twitter that her chosen name was "a reflection of my family's lifelong and profound Catholic devotion to a specific kind of European icon of the Virgin Mary which is dark in hue".

However, she added she "should have listened harder to other perspectives".


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"My artist name has been a point of controversy, confusion, pain and frustration that distracts from things that are a thousand times more important than any single word in that name," she wrote.

"We all have a responsibility to try and affect positive change in any way we can," she added.

Other recent name changes in music
  • Chart-topping US country-pop group Lady Antebellum changed to Lady A because Antebellum has connotations with the slavery era. The Grammy-winning Nashville trio said they took the name from an architectural style, but were "deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused". However, the change has led to a legal dispute with a blues singer who already performed as Lady A.
  • Fellow country band Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks. "Dixie" was often used as a nickname for the southern states during the US Civil War era. The band's Martie Erwin Maguire recently told BBC Radio 4's Front Row: "As race relations have been really tense in the US and in other countries, we've really put a microscope on that word 'Dixie' and it felt uncomfortable... We just don't want to have any association with something that can be hurtful to a group of people."
  • In June, British record label One Little Indian, which has released music by Bjork, Sigur Ros and Paul McCartney's side-project The Fireman, changed its name to One Little Independent. Founder Derek Birkett said he made the decision after a fan explained why the name - which uses an outdated term for the indigenous people of the Americas - was "offensive".
 

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More music stars change their 'unacceptable' names
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British dance music DJ Joey Negro is to drop his "unacceptable" stage name and instead go by his real name, Dave Lee.

The move comes a day after fellow DJ The Black Madonna stopped using her own moniker, noting that it had caused "controversy, confusion, [and] pain".

They are among a number of acts who have changed their names in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last month, US bands Lady Antebellum and Dixie Chicks renamed themselves due to links with the slavery era.

Lee has had four UK top 40 hits and two US dance club chart number ones over the past 30 years under the stage name. He also reached the UK top 10 three times using the pseudonym Jakatta.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, he admitted he had "not felt comfortable with the name Joey Negro for a while, especially as I've got older".

'Out of place in 2020'
He wrote: "I understand now though that it's not appropriate for me to carry on using the name.

"I've recently received emails, tweets etc saying that it is unacceptable and people find it out of place in 2020 - and I agree."
He went on: "I'm sorry to have caused any offence. My whole life has been about music but particularly black music, I love soul, funk, disco, jazz in a way that's impossible for me to articulate in words and I have tried to champion it with the best intentions."


Lee said he initially came up with the name by merging two of his favourite artists at the time - Pal Joey and J Walter Negro.

The Black Madonna

Black Madonna has changed her name to The Blessed Madonna

On Monday, US DJ The Black Madonna announced she would go by the name The Blessed Madonna after a petition was launched for her to change it.

The producer, whose real name is Marea Stamper, revealed on Twitter that her chosen name was "a reflection of my family's lifelong and profound Catholic devotion to a specific kind of European icon of the Virgin Mary which is dark in hue".

However, she added she "should have listened harder to other perspectives".


Transparent line

"My artist name has been a point of controversy, confusion, pain and frustration that distracts from things that are a thousand times more important than any single word in that name," she wrote.

"We all have a responsibility to try and affect positive change in any way we can," she added.

Other recent name changes in music
  • Chart-topping US country-pop group Lady Antebellum changed to Lady A because Antebellum has connotations with the slavery era. The Grammy-winning Nashville trio said they took the name from an architectural style, but were "deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused". However, the change has led to a legal dispute with a blues singer who already performed as Lady A.
  • Fellow country band Dixie Chicks are now just The Chicks. "Dixie" was often used as a nickname for the southern states during the US Civil War era. The band's Martie Erwin Maguire recently told BBC Radio 4's Front Row: "As race relations have been really tense in the US and in other countries, we've really put a microscope on that word 'Dixie' and it felt uncomfortable... We just don't want to have any association with something that can be hurtful to a group of people."
  • In June, British record label One Little Indian, which has released music by Bjork, Sigur Ros and Paul McCartney's side-project The Fireman, changed its name to One Little Independent. Founder Derek Birkett said he made the decision after a fan explained why the name - which uses an outdated term for the indigenous people of the Americas - was "offensive".
What about people born with unacceptably, un-PC names? Where does it all end?
 
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Everything in this article is completely fucking insane.

The war on "Karens" is so bizarre and it's astonishing how many on the left view it as a genuinely righteous crusade, to the extent that they're even going batshit over a light-hearted campaign from Dominos.

I wonder when the PR departments at large corporations will stop backing down to irrational hard left squealing.

 
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the jk rowling stuff is fucking ridiculous and shows everything wrong with the sjw movement.

she jumped though every hoop she could see to be correct and make her valid point, but they aint having that point so made up a new hoop to hang her with.
 
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the jk rowling stuff is fucking ridiculous and shows everything wrong with the sjw movement.

she jumped though every hoop she could see to be correct and make her valid point, but they aint having that point so made up a new hoop to hang her with.
Orthodoxy will be required. Sunnier submit, or be named Karen. Your choice
 

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Orthodoxy will be required. Sunnier submit, or be named Karen. Your choice
that karen thing is truly pathetic. yeah 'woke' people, now you've made up a designation, pretended it is bad, and are calling everyone you disagree with that thing..................well, i don't play that way, plus i know ussr and cccp history.
 
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https://eu.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/07/28/st-johns-inns-norwegian-flag-removed-over-confederate-flag-confusion/5502297002/

The owners of a massive Civil War-era mansion turned bed and breakfast have removed a Norwegian flag that's hung outside its main entrance for two years because they say too many people have mistaken it for the Confederate flag and confronted them about it.
I don't even think a Confederate flag together with an American flag would be offensive in the context of a Civil War-era mansion.
 

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https://eu.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/07/28/st-johns-inns-norwegian-flag-removed-over-confederate-flag-confusion/5502297002/



I don't even think a Confederate flag together with an American flag would be offensive in the context of a Civil War-era mansion.
sounds like those people are racist towards norway. what's even confusable about those 2 flags? the colours? the fact there is a cross? red/white/blue and crosses are 2 of the most commonly used flag things going ffs.
 
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