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Rutgers Declares Grammar Racist

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When is this foolishness going to stop. Or... Are they not capable of teaching the students proper grammar?
The English department at a public university declared that proper English grammar is racist.

Rutgers University's English department will change its standards of English instruction in an effort to "stand with and respond" to the Black Lives Matter movement. In an email written by department chairwoman Rebecca Walkowitz, the Graduate Writing Program will emphasize "social justice" and "critical grammar."

Walkowitz said the department would respond to recent events with "workshops on social justice and writing," "increasing focus on graduate student life," and "incorporating ‘critical grammar' into our pedagogy." The "critical grammar" approach challenges the standard academic form of the English language in favor of a more inclusive writing experience. The curriculum puts an emphasis on the variability of the English language instead of accuracy.

"This approach challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic' English backgrounds at a disadvantage," Walkowitz said. "Instead, it encourages students to develop a critical awareness of the variety of choices available to them [with] regard to micro-level issues in order to empower them and equip them to push against biases based on ‘written' accents."

Additionally, the department said it will provide more reading to upper-level writing classes on the subjects of racism, sexism, homophobia, and related forms of "systemic discrimination."

Leonydus Johnson, a speech pathologist and libertarian activist, said the school's change makes the racist assumption that minorities cannot comprehend traditional English. Johnson called the change "insulting, patronizing, and in itself, extremely racist."

"The idea that expecting a student to write in grammatically correct sentences is indicative of racial bias is asinine," Johnson told the Washington Free Beacon. "It's like these people believe that being non-white is an inherent handicap or learning disability…. That's racism. It has become very clear to me that those who claim to be ‘anti-racist' are often the most racist people in this country."

Rutgers's new anti-racist language standard comes alongside a litany of changes at other universities. Princeton University's board of trustees voted to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its public policy school and one of its residential colleges to denounce the former president's "racist thinking and policies." The James Madison residential college at Michigan State University is considering making a similar change. Activists at the University of Pittsburgh have called for the firing of any employee deemed racist or discriminatory by students, and the school said it will give the demands "serious consideration."

The Rutgers English department created a Committee on Bias Awareness and Prevention in 2012. In light of Black Lives Matter protests, the school has moved past bias awareness and prevention and into a focus on "decolonization." Walkowitz's email talks of "decolonizing the writing center." The department offers a specific internship titled "Decolonizing the Writing Center" to "make the writing centers more linguistically diverse."

The university and Walkowitz did not respond to requests for comment.
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"Decolonizing the Writing Center" to "make the writing centers more linguistically diverse."
What he really means is 'less white'. Preferably not white at all.
Which is a racist comment.

But one cannot be racist against white people. The oppressors. :thumbdown:
Leonydus Johnson, a speech pathologist and libertarian activist, said the school's change makes the racist assumption that minorities cannot comprehend traditional English. Johnson called the change "insulting, patronizing, and in itself, extremely racist."
Racism of lower expectations.
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Yuh oga deh, Wha Yuh Deh Pon! Nuh romp wid mi,small up yuhself.

There you go... lesson one completed.
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Here is another gold nugget of Marxist wisdom.
Robin DiAngelo, author of 'White Fragility' has made millions telling White people they're racists, especially if they don't think they're racists. Her disciples now slam the time-tested, cross-cultural success formula as "White values." In other words, showing up on time for work, speaking properly, delaying gratification, and planning for the future are just another oppression story that Whites tell to Blacks to keep them down.
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It just occurs to me .... if speaking the Queen English is racist, all kinds of people must be including of course the Queen and dear Diane Abbot, too...
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Yeah British universities are going all to pot. Blimey, what are they doing? These chaps should get
a real bollocking as they offer bugger all. I was truuuly gobsmacked reading this sh*t from a bunch of pillocks. At Rutgers they're all mucky, what a bunch of w*nkers. This makes me feel so knackered, I am gutted.
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The whole Solar system is racist, including the Kuiper belt.
Fact of life.
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