Wednesday, 10 May 2017

I Do So Love A Bit Of 'Blue On Blue'....

Oxford University has apologised for saying that avoiding eye contact could be "everyday racism" after...
They realised what idiots they looked? No, of course not. There's only one thing that could drag an apoloigy out of these people.
...it was accused of discriminating against autistic people.
And it's getting hoist with their own petard. Delicious!  *gets popcorn*
Emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent, Prof Frank Furedi, said the newsletter's authors "need a reality check".
Thanks to the ceaseless efforts of David Thompson, we know, don't we, reader, that 'reality' and 'university' isn't often found in the same sentence...

H/T: CJ Nerd via email

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oxford has relented in taking a quota of dumb students?

Theirs you're chanz beckaning, Jaded!

Anonymous said...

Not forgetting that there are many cultures, most "of colour" who don't maintain eye contact. This just shows the wide gap between intelligence and political fanaticism.
Penseivat

Anonymous said...

In SubSaharan Africa, looking into someone's eyes is regarded as aggression, a long hard gaze is trying to steal someone's soul and firm handshakes are extremely rude. Well done, Oxford, you do have an anthropology department to consult before embarrassing the institution.

John M said...

One fears for Oxford's future as a Blue Riband University if they continue to admit utter cretins.

Andrew Scarborough said...

It never ends. Some people in America are calling for clapping to be replaced with "jazz hands", so as not to exclude deaf people. What about blind people? Farting one's appreciation has been suggested, the olfactory challenged are not complaining.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

Thus the downfall of Enlightenment continues apace.

JuliaM said...

"Not forgetting that there are many cultures, most "of colour" who don't maintain eye contact."

Well, quite! Who remembers that old Army recruitment advert, show from the point of view of the Army guy, where the African soldier is ranting until the Army guy takes off his sunglasses, whereupon he calms down?

Me, I'd have introduced him to the butt of the rifle several times until he got the message, but... ;)

"Well done, Oxford, you do have an anthropology department to consult before embarrassing the institution."

It's more important to virtuesignal than be correct.

"Farting one's appreciation has been suggested, the olfactory challenged are not complaining."

LOL!