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Old 09-14-2015, 02:52 PM
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When today's youth are coddled and told how "special" they are, even the smallest (and mostly un-offensively-meant) slight is paramount to a personal vendetta...

The Rise of Victimhood Culture

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Last fall at Oberlin College, a talk held as part of Latino Heritage Month was scheduled on the same evening that intramural soccer games were held. As a result, soccer players communicated by email about their respective plans.

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“Hey, that talk looks pretty great,” a white student wrote to a Hispanic student, “but on the off chance you aren’t going or would rather play futbol instead the club team wants to go!!
Unbeknownst to the white student, the Hispanic student was offended by the email. And her response signals the rise of a new moral culture America.

After initially emailing the student who offended her, she decided to publicly air the encounter that provoked her and their subsequent exchange in the community at large, hoping to provoke sympathy and antagonism toward the emailer by advertising her status as an aggrieved party.

She did so in a post to the web site Oberlin Microaggressions, a blog “primarily for students who have been marginalized at Oberlin.” The aggrieved student quoted the aforementioned email: “Hey, that talk looks pretty great, but on the off chance you aren’t going or would rather play futbol instead the club team wants to go!!”

Then she explained her grievance:

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Ok. 1. Thanks for you thinking that the talk is “pretty great”. I appreaciate your white male validation. I see that it isn’t interesting enough for you to actually take your ass to the talk. 2. Who said it was ok for you to say futbol? It’s Latino Heritage Month, your telling people not to come to the talk, but want to use our language? Trick NO! White students appropriating the Spanish language, dropping it in when convenient, never ok. Keep my heritage language out your mouth! If I’m not allowed to speak it, if my dad’s not allowed to speak it, then bitch you definitely are not supposed to be speaking it. Especially in this context.
She also published the email that he sent to the white student:

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Your not latino, call it soccer. You don’t play futbol. Futbol is played with people (LATINO) who know how to engage in community soccer, as somebody who grew up on the cancha (soccer field) I know what playing futbol is, and the way you take up space, steal the ball, don’t pass, is far from how my culture plays ball.

I’m not playing intramural once again this semester because you and your cis-dude, non passing the ball, stealing the ball from beginners, spanish-mocking, white cohort has ruined it (for the second time). Unless I find another team you won’t be seeing me.

I don’t care if this email is over the top or mean. So complain to whatever white friends you want about it. You’re never going to know what its like to not be able to your own heritage sport comfortably because of your gender/race/ethnicity.
Victimhood cultures emerge in settings, like today’s college campuses, “that increasingly lack the intimacy and cultural homogeneity that once characterized towns and suburbs, but in which organized authority and public opinion remain as powerful sanctions,” they argue. “Under such conditions complaint to third parties has supplanted both toleration and negotiation. People increasingly demand help from others, and advertise their oppression as evidence that they deserve respect and assistance. Thus we might call this moral culture a culture of victimhood ... the moral status of the victim, at its nadir in honor cultures, has risen to new heights.”
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:27 PM
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Which came first Victimhood or Political Correctness? Both have been perpetuated by the left. Or are they one in the same?
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:34 PM
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Which came first Victimhood or Political Correctness? Both have been perpetuated by the left. Or are they one in the same?
Enough threads on here to know that victimhood isn't some exclusively left-wing concept.
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Enough threads on here to know that victimhood isn't some exclusively left-wing concept.
I was tempted to toss on some quotes from right-wingers comparing Christians to Jews, but I didn't think anybody on the right would be able to admit what they do so ...



Oberlin College? 2,900 students?
Repeating what some blogger wrote?
Barely a step up from blindly repeating what tweets you can dredge off the net.
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How bout the war on Christmas? Talk about victimhood.
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How bout the war on Christmas? Talk about victimhood.
Just don't talk about Christmas, you might offend preferred members of Society.

Such as ISIS sympathizers who prefer to celebrate Christmas by calls to crucify Christians,
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Name an ISIS sympathizer that isn't a terrorist.
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Just don't talk about Christmas, you might offend preferred members of Society.

Such as ISIS sympathizers who prefer to celebrate Christmas by calls to crucify Christians,
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How bout the war on Christmas? Talk about victimhood.
I just want my country back from the radical black muslim,commie, nazi, fascist, socialist.
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Name an ISIS sympathizer that isn't a terrorist.
I think of them all as terrorists. Could you be more specific?
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They have made a joke of the conservatives. Sad really, I am far more conservative on nearly every issue, it is just the stupid that forces me to the left.
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