The Daily Illini

Online backlash sheds light on common microaggressions

By John Buysse

January 28, 2014

On Sunday afternoon, I almost wrote a column about the “microaggressions” inspired by a post I saw on Facebook where a Caucasian female wished “her craziest Asian friend” a happy birthday. The inclusion of the “Asian” qualifier bothered me because such a qualifier would likely never be us...