Where microaggressions really come from: A sociological account

Jonathan Haidt annotates Campbell and Manning’s “Microaggression and moral cultures”. (The phenomenon of campus victimhood has, in my view, being going on for a good thirty years).

The key idea is that the new moral culture of victimhood fosters “moral dependence” and an atrophying of the ability to handle small interpersonal matters on one’s own. At the same time that it weakens individuals, it creates a society of constant and intense moral conflict as people compete for status as victims or as defenders of victims.