Well you missed it. Last Saturday an Air Force wing invited all airmen to attend a “Microaggressions” course as part of their glorious Soviet lineup of DEI courses “enhancing abilities and strength”. Did you get your invite via email? (see below screenshot)
The course is described as:
“Microaggressions are little ways we unintentionally (or intentionally) irritate or offend each other every day. Oftentimes linked to an Unconscious Bias and our Emotional Intelligence, these behaviors can cause an unfavorable response which can degrade trust, engagement, openness, creativity, and morale. In this course, we’ll help you recognize your own microaggressions and enhance your personal interactions.”
If the Air Force is seriously worried about little tiny micro irritants causing people to have “unfavorable responses”, how are they going to handle the BIG massive macro aggressions, like war? We can predict the Chinese military will INTENTIONALLY irritate them and they don’t care about “emotional intelligence” or “degrading” openness—nor if you’re offended.
Hopefully the course was sparsely attended. Take it from those in the Soviet military who had to sit through this kind of nonsense:
“Soviet Army officers and Enlisted Men abhor political indoctrination lectures and constantly try to be doing some important work at the time of lectures which will suffice as an excuse for not attending. However, strict disciplinary action, even imprisonment, may follow a continued absence from political indoctrination courses. Soviet officers and Enlisted Men take only the minimum interest necessary in political indoctrination work to keep from being reprimanded.” —CIA cable
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Resource Advisor – D&I Course This RSD: Microaggressions
Each month the HRA facilitates Diversity & Inclusion courses, which are available to all Airmen in the Wing as part of the D&I curriculum.
The courses are designed to help create a greater awareness and understanding of behaviors that affect the engagement level of our Airmen.
These courses are also geared towards enhancing Airmen’s leadership abilities and strengths.
The attached HRA Course Schedule for FEB FY24 highlights several Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) courses and Professional Development events scheduled monthly, open to all Airmen.
DEI courses facilitate inclusive discussion and every engagement works towards improving the culture across our National Guard.
This RSD please join us for the following course:
Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Time: 1000 -1100
Microaggressions are little ways we unintentionally (or intentionally) irritate or offend each other every day.
Oftentimes linked to an Unconscious Bias and our Emotional Intelligence, these behaviors can cause an unfavorable response which can degrade trust, engagement, openness, creativity, and morale.
In this course, we’ll help you recognize your own microaggressions and enhance your personal interactions.