Monday, February 20, 2017

College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

Via Drudge:  An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.'”

The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.

“Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of the way people communicate in particular versions of English.”

In the introduction to its “commitment” section, the Tacoma Writing Center pledges to “listen and look carefully and compassionately for ways we may unintentionally perpetuate racism or social injustice, actively engaging in antiracist practices” before making nine specific promises to students.

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4 comments:

edutcher said...

I take it too many people of color, along with a good many people without color, could not grasp it.

Lem said...

Sorry I haven't been posting much. I should be able to post more as soon as I can afford my own wifi connection. Thanks

Amartel said...

They are putting themselves out of a job.

ampersand said...

SJW grammer
You be racists.
Me be racists.
Dey beez racists.
We beez racists.

SJW math
1+1=racists
2-1=racists
3*4=racists
9/2=racists