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When you play victim olympics it's a race to the bottom. Never play victim olympics because everyone loses.



Oxford university decided to jump on the progressive bandwagon by giving racial advice to its students, suggesting that students who avoid eye contact could be guilty of racism. However, the school has had to issue an apology after they were informed that the advice they issued out was offensive to autistic people:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/04/29/oxford-university-apologises-everyday-racism-advice-offended/



Oxford University has apologised for suggesting that students who avoid eye contact could be guilty of racism, after it was accused of discriminating against autistic people.
The university’s Equality and Diversity Unit has advised students in their Trinity term newsletter that it could be deemed a “racial microaggression” which can lead to “mental ill-health”.
Other examples of “everyday racism” include “not speaking directly to people” and asking someone where they are “originally” from, students were told.
But the university has now distanced itself from the guidance, and issued an apology after it was criticised for being “insensitive” to autistic people who struggle to make eye contact.


As soon the school sent out its newsletter detailing its list of progressive ways of avoiding microaggressions, people begun accusing them of discriminating against autistic people. Some individuals suggested that because some autistic people find it difficult to maintain eye contact, expecting people to maintain eye contact is a form of discrimination against them. Oxford quickly apologized:



David M. Davis wrote on Twitter: “This is just discrimination against autistic people. One sign of autism is avoiding eye contact. How dare Oxford be so insensitive.”
In a series of messages on the social media site, the university replied: “We made a mistake. Our newsletter was too brief to deal adequately and sensibly with the issue.
“We are sorry that we took no account of other reasons for difference in eye contact and social interaction, including disability.
“Oxford deeply values and works hard to support students and staff with disabilities, including those with autism or social anxiety disorder.”
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having autism, sometimes I don't even realize I never look at peoples eyes, I just have the conversation but look around, basically anywhere except the person,and if im forced to look at someones eyes it makes m so uncomfortable I get anxiety


guess im racist lol
edit: taking autism out of it, if another person averts eye contact its usually fear, submission or not wanting to stir trouble but ofc everything is racist these days
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having autism, sometimes I don't even realize I never look at peoples eyes, I just have the conversation but look around, basically anywhere except the person,and if im forced to look at someones eyes it makes m so uncomfortable I get anxiety


guess im racist lol


I've heard some people fix that by looking at their face then taking their eyes out of focus so they can't really see well. Personally I tend to focus my vision within my mind so when I get talking I don't process visual inputs much.
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Our newsletter was too brief to deal adequately and sensibly with the issue.


Then, I don't know, maybe don't try to address it in a newsletter.

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Well, for me personally, if I do not look you in the eye, it is because you are an attractive girl and I am already blindly in love with you.

No, seriously.
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Well, for me personally, if I do not look you in the eye, it is because you are an attractive girl and I am already blindly in love with you.

No, seriously.


Your doing it wrong.


You need to look them in the eye

Walk closer to them

Grab their hands

Then ask them romantically to bear your children.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Well, for me personally, if I do not look you in the eye, it is because you are an attractive girl and I am already blindly in love with you.

No, seriously.


Your doing it wrong.


You need to look them in the eye

Walk closer to them

Grab their hands

Then ask them romantically to bear your children.


So do I do this for everyone I cannot look in the eye or just one? The amount of children in the first scenario would be staggering, as I would be after several bouts of intercourse.

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Not enough real racism to attack, so it's "micro-aggression" time again. Too many years wearing a uniform for me to "lock on" when talking to someone.
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Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.
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Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.


only attacking someone and not adding anything to the discussion has nothing to do with a safe space
safe spaces were made when liberals didn't want to hear other political views,
insulting someone andcalling names is different lol
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Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.


I think you should reconsider that post, from what I have seen of your previous forum activity. Introspection, stuff like that. I find you to be aggressive and prone to fighting. It is always appropriate to be polite and courteous if you ask me.
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rawratl wrote:

Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.


I think you should reconsider that post, from what I have seen of your previous forum activity. Introspection, stuff like that. I find you to be aggressive and prone to fighting. It is always appropriate to be polite and courteous if you ask me.


It's all in jokes PV, you know you used to be more fun.
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rawratl wrote:

Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.


only attacking someone and not adding anything to the discussion has nothing to do with a safe space
safe spaces were made when liberals didn't want to hear other political views,
insulting someone andcalling names is different lol


No names were called. I understand you lack the ability to read between the lines but the point was to point out how he bitches about playing the victim but every thread he makes is whining about someone being mean to conservatives. There, I explained it to you
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redokami wrote:


rawratl wrote:

Haha, my post was deleted. I guess you can't mess with peoples safe space.


only attacking someone and not adding anything to the discussion has nothing to do with a safe space
safe spaces were made when liberals didn't want to hear other political views,
insulting someone andcalling names is different lol


No names were called. I understand you lack the ability to read between the lines but the point was to point out how he bitches about playing the victim but every thread he makes is whining about someone being mean to conservatives. There, I explained it to you ;)


nevertheless you were entirely confrontanional
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nevertheless you were entirely confrontanional


Oh my heavens! God bless your little hearts, I am so sorry if it came off that way.
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