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Last time it was privilege, this time microaggression. It’s another word that plays a pivotal role in current debates about racism, sexism and other structures of inequality. On one side lie the activists who demand action to prevent acts of disparagement, whether intentional or unintentional, or to punish those who engage in them. On the other are those who feel this has gone too far, constituting an egregious example of political correctness.
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