June 24, 2024

Authored by Rick Moran via PJmedia.com,

also: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/rutgers-university-declares-grammar-racist

“If you’re looking for peak idiocy from academic institutions who are falling all over themselves to kowtow to the mob’s notions of “social justice,” look no further.” [than Rutgers University]

[ R U …retarded? ]

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“The English Department at Rutgers University has declared that proper use of grammar is a hidden form of racism because it disadvantages students of “multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds.”

The new curriculum newest excuse for an education “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.”

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“Variability instead of accuracy” means incorrect usage of grammatical norms. It’s nice that someone speaks a foreign language but isn’t the whole point of teaching proper grammar is teaching foreigners the proper way to speak English?

Yes, but it’s white and it’s male, and it’s gotta go.”

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.”

What a shame that once meaningful university degrees are going to be viewed as utterly worthless when so many “institutions of higher learning” have become laughingstocks chasing after the political flavor of the day instead of teaching useful knowledge.  At least this nonsense reminded me of something amusing (watch the first 90 seconds) this “Grammar Nazi” video:

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