Monday, February 18, 2019

The woman who invented micro aggressions was a plagiarist who may have committed a hoax hate crime

Madonna G. Constantine, an academic who promoted the idea of micro aggressions, was fired by Columbia University in 2008 for plagiarism. While she was being investigated, a noose was found outside her office. The perpetrator was never found, but many people (including me) find this detail suspicious:
After the October incident, cops were rebuffed – by Constantine herself – in their efforts to catch the person behind the alleged hate crime.

The professor was one of several faculty members who objected to the idea of posting surveillance cameras in her hallway, according to sources familiar with the campus investigation.
More:

'Microaggression' Is the New Racism on Campus

Hanging Nooses: Hate or Hoax Upsurge