Imagine your friend sneezes. You say "God bless you!"
No, I didn't leave anything out. That's the whole scenario.
Librarians at Simmons College have decided that "God bless you" (even in response to a sneeze), "Merry Christmas," and the like are not only microaggressions, they are anti-Islamomisia born of "Christian fragility." Campus Reform reports:
“Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional…[that] invoke oppressive systems of religious/Christian hierarchy."
They also argue that Christians suffer from “Christian fragility” and may become angry, hostile, or defensive during conversations about religion, speculating that this happens because Christians lack “skills for constructive engagement with [religious] difference” due to the fact they are the dominant religious group.
“Within this dominant social environment, Christians come to expect social comfort and a sense of belonging and superiority,” the librarians write, explaining that “when this comfort is disrupted, Christians are often at a loss because they have not had to build skills for constructive engagement with difference.”
Christians are one of the only groups it is socially acceptable to attack in this country, so the argument that they (we) have no skills to deal with jerks seems fairly hollow. Sorry, librarians. You're ridiculous.