College: Normal-Sized Seats Are a Microaggression

College: Normal-Sized Seats Are a Microaggression

The New School, a university in New York City, has published a guide on avoiding microaggressions.

The university defines microaggressions as "brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or not, that communicate a hostile, derogatory, or negative slight or insult toward a targeted group."

"Microaggression is powerful and insidious and can be as damaging as 'explicit' aggression," the guide reads.

One of the guidelines involves the size of classroom seats. Most are too small for many people, resulting in embarrassment, The New School says.

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