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The chief writing instructor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is trying to dismantle the rules of grammar because he believes they are racist—and the college has given its endorsement to his campaign. Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.”
To solve the problem, the program intends to help students become aware of “social justice” issues in their everyday life, and to help them “check their privileges”—particularly those that result in unconscious racism.
They also appear to say that they will not deduct from grades—even in English classes in an English department—for failing to use proper grammar. “We promise to emphasize the importance of rhetorical situations over grammatical ‘correctness’ in the production of texts,” a “commitment” on the poster reads. “We promise to challenge conventional word choices and writing explanations.”
originally posted by: queenofswords
Rational people should be furious about this. Giving another tool to students to fail...that's all this is.
Why would you let one man, Asao B. Inoue, Ph.D., be allowed to affect a whole generation of students taking his classes! All of this white hate is making people do stupid things under the guise of helping others succeed, but in the interim they are just saying "you're too ignorant to succeed, so we're going to lower the bar."
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
a reply to: Krakatoa
Surely this is satire? A joke of some sort?
It has to be...
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krakatoa
All anyone really needs to know is if they can ask you if you want fries with that.
'Course, they are spending an awful lot of their loan money unschooling themselves.