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Plan to pay UK students £9/hr to snoop on each other’s ‘microaggressions’ is proof universities are vanguard of totalitarianism

By Sophia Narwitz | 16 January 2020

RUSSIA TODAY — The normalization of Orwellian practices at higher education establishments continues apace, with the UK’s University of Sheffield hiring a team of student eavesdroppers who will catch and stop others from being racist.

The prestigious northern university will train and pay roughly 20 students £9.34 ($12.20) per hour to “moderate” conversations on campus as a means of making such discussions “healthier.”

The recruits are to be called “Race Equality Champions,” and their ultimate aim is to challenge the ways people think about racism.

This all fits into a much larger initiative called the Race Equality Strategy. On top of the crack team from the Party Youth League, students across the entire campus are encouraged to attend classes where they can develop microaggression coping methods.

For those unaware, a microaggression is a weaponized term to describe minor faux pas or even seemingly innocuous comments or actions that supposedly betray deeper prejudices. […]

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1 Comment on Plan to pay UK students £9/hr to snoop on each other’s ‘microaggressions’ is proof universities are vanguard of totalitarianism

  1. I have always felt we would end up closer to Orwell’s vision of a dystopian police state than Huxley’s “Brave New World”.

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