University of Washington Writing Guru Declares American Grammar ‘Racist,’ Wants New Rules

From: heatst.com,  by Emily Zanotti,  on Feb 21, 2017

I can’t believe this: the chief writing instructor at a university wants to relax the rules of grammar because they are racist. It seems like when a sizeable portion of 12% of the population can’t speak or write English, academia’s answer is to throw out the language spoken by 88% and dumb down the language – to something like Ebonics – so the bruthas can read and rite an shit. If we already have a tough time communicating, imagine the problems with getting ideas across when English gets “improved” by this dumbass professor. Do the term “Tower of Babel” mean anything to you?

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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.”

“Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school, and society,” the poster claims. It goes on to say that critiquing a student’s use of language, or implying that there is any one grammatical standard within the English language, is inherently discriminatory.

The writing center director, Dr. Asao Inoue, is the brains behind the operation to up-end students’ regressive notions of language. He is a “searcher of anti-racist writing assessment,” according to his Twitter profile, and has published two books on how to promote a “socially just future” by dismantling academic structures that reward proper grammar and usage.

The University of Washington did not immediately respond to Heat Street‘s request for comment, but vice chancellor of student affairs, Dr. Jill Purdy, noted in her own official statement that the program “is a great example of how we are striving to act against racism. Language is the bridge between ideas and action, so how we use words has a lot of influence on what we think and do.”

Grammar, according to the posters in the writing center, can “justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of the way people communicate in particular versions of English.”

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.”

Inoue also holds seminars on how to identify and correct “white supremacy” in grading writing assignments; self-help workshops for actual (yet self-identified) grammar Nazis.

His tolerance does have a limit, though. He really does not like Donald Trump.

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Catch that? He won’t even deduct from grades when students fail to use proper grammar – this is what passes for education these days – this is what the left has wrought. I’d be concerned about how these snowflakes do at job interviews or if they can even produce a readable resume. Yet these idiotic academics seem to think that they’re accomplishing something by accepting whatever “feels good” as opposed to genuine instruction and adherence to prevailing rules of conduct.

I wonder how many of the UW – Tacoma administration staff speaks Ebonics instead of English?

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Categories: Political

3 replies

  1. Well…..isn’t the professor special?

    These university thumb-suckers can do whatever they want since it seems that students, parents and administrators have infinite tolerance for their useless b.s.; but they don’t have the power to make employers go along with their idiocy and hopefully the working world will punish their absurdness.

    Hopefully….

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  2. It continues to amaze me how often the many concede to the few because they scream racist. Apparently it’s easier for the libs to cave in than it is to make them face the truth, and the truth is that laziness is the driving force behind this. They’re too lazy to put an effort into learning proper English and putting it into practice. Later on they’ll wonder why they can’t get a decent job.

    Dr. Purdy is right about one thing – “how we use words has a lot of influence” and using this kind of slang makes you look stupid and diminishes your credibility.

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  3. I don’t even wonder why college graduates complain they can’t find jobs. It’s not that they can’t find or get any no one will hire them. When you graduate with a major in ancient language what’s that going to get you. Maybe a job in a museum? Not many of those

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