In one of the most bizarre campus stories in recent memory, a medical student at the University of Virginia posed mildly skeptical questions about microaggressions to a university panel. Afterward, his school claimed he was hostile, implied he was disrespectful to authority and a threat to future patients, and began investigating him. As anyone in this situation would, the student was confused and frustrated by the school’s actions. The school then used that confusion and frustration to further claim the student was unstable.
Impossible to believe? Well, Reason’s Robby Soave has the facts.
Kieran Bhattacharya, a student attending UVA’s School of Medicine, attended a panel discussion on October 25, 2018, regarding microaggressions, a term used to claim unintentionally rude comments are actually bigotry. During that panel, Bhattacharya asked some pointed questions to presenter Beverly Cowell Adams, an assistant dean at UVA, about the definition of microaggressions. Here’s a description of the exchange, from Bhattacharya’s lawsuit against UVA:
Bhattacharya: Hello. Thank you for