UNC: Saying ‘Christmas vacation’ a microaggression

Chapel Hill, NC – At the University of North Carolina, it’s not just the students walking on politically correct eggshells. Guidelines issued on the university’s Employee Forum aim to help staff avoid microaggressions in their interactions by cautioning against offensive phrases such as “Christmas vacation,” “husband/boyfriend” and “golf outing.” The guidebook, first reported by Campus Reform, categorizes examples of potential…

UNC Career corner: Understanding microaggressions
Contributed by Sharbari Dey, assistant director for education and special initiatives in the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs