Oxford University Apologises After Being Accused Of Calling People With Autism ‘Racist’

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Oxford University Apologises After Being Accused Of Calling People With Autism ‘Racist’

Post by Thorin on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:47 am

Oxford University has apologised after it was accused of suggesting that people with autism are “racist”.

The university sparked controversy earlier this week after its equality and diversity unit circulated advice claiming that avoiding eye contact was a sign of racism.

According to the newsletter, not speaking directly to others is a racial “micro-aggression”, also known as “everyday racism” that could lead to mental ill health.

Dozens of people have since criticised the institution for indirectly suggesting that people with autism - who often find it difficult to make eye contact - were racist, with some accusing the university of “ableism”.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/oxford-university-autism-racist_uk_59034a89e4b02655f83c5471?utm_hp_ref=uk




So let me get this straight. If a woman wants to avoid the unwanted gaze of a man, and that man is of different ethnicity. This somehow makes her racist?

What a load of gibberish.
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Re: Oxford University Apologises After Being Accused Of Calling People With Autism ‘Racist’

Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 am

It's completely ridiculous all round. First of all, they clearly didn't mean people with autism, so the people criticising them are being absurd. Secondly, claiming that avoiding eye contact showed someone was racist is even more absurd. Many people avoid eye contact. They might just be shy. One doesn't have to be disabled to avoid eye contact.

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Re: Oxford University Apologises After Being Accused Of Calling People With Autism ‘Racist’

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:39 am

Rolling Eyes

This is what happens when clueless fuckwits are giving some responsibility --  in this case,  the person responsible for releasing this load of delusional bulldust...

Autistic ?   You're "racist"  !
Feeling a bit shy ?  You're a "racist"..
Feeling a bit down, don't want to look at the world ?  You're a "racist"..
Feeling threatened/paranoid, deliberately avoiding eye contact ?  You must be "racist".
Watching your feet;  or looking at something on tne ground ?  Yep, you must definitely be "racist"..

How did such a fuckwit even get a job in a university ?
I'm surprised that she can even put her shoes on unassisted of a morning...


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Re: Oxford University Apologises After Being Accused Of Calling People With Autism ‘Racist’

Post by Thorin on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:46 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote: Rolling Eyes

This is what happens when clueless fuckwits are giving some responsibility --  in this case,  the person responsible for releasing this load of delusional bulldust...

Autistic ?   You're "racist"  !
Feeling a bit shy ?  You're a "racist"..
Feeling a bit down, don't want to look at the world ?  You're a "racist"..
Feeling threatened/paranoid, deliberately avoiding eye contact ?  You must be "racist".
Watching your feet;  or looking at something on tne ground ?  Yep,  you must definitely be "racist"..

How did such a fuckwit even get a job in a university ?
I'm surprised that she can even put her shoes on unassisted of a morning...




Summed it up perfectly Wolf....+1
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