Johns Hopkins students: Chick-fil-A on campus a ‘microaggression’ against LGBT community

Johns Hopkins students: Chick-fil-A on campus a ‘microaggression’ against LGBT community.

Microaggression? Or hypersensitivity?

You decide. My money is on the latter in the vast majority of cases, this one included.

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

One thought on “Johns Hopkins students: Chick-fil-A on campus a ‘microaggression’ against LGBT community”

  1. Microagression or Hypersensitivity?

    Hmmm. False choice?

    My money’s on a third alternative: toothless and token exercise of free speech that doesn’t actually “support” LGBT rights in any meaningful way whatsoever, doesn’t “ban” the restaurant in any way, but will nevertheless generate gallons of handwringing ink from conservatives who (somehow) have convinced themselves (again) that they’re the victims in all this.

    A quick google search confirms my analysis. The first two pages of returns for “ban chick fil a campus” were (by 18 links to 2) filled with utterly hysterical shrieking from the usual right-wing noisemakers.

    University politics has been generating a never-ending parade of token gestures on social issues since there were universities. About as long as aged conservative businessmen have been trying to buy their way into heaven with donations to churches (hello Dan Cathy!) Neither kind of action is newsworthy, surely?

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