Correcting someone’s grammar is now racist

Val RustFellowship of the Minds – by Dr. Eowyn

Did you know that if a professor — whose job supposedly is to teach — corrects a student’s grammar, he is being raaaaaacist?

Of course, the “someone” must be a “person of color” — not just any color, but a person of dark, i.e., “black,” skin color.  

The plain truth is that in today’s America, under the sway of Leftwing Tyranny, criticizing a person of color about ANYTHING is being racist.

That’s what Val Rust, a professor emeritus of education and information studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), discovered.

Val RustProfessor Val Rust teaching oppressing a class full of “persons of color”

Robby Soave reports for The Daily Caller, Nov. 26, 2013, that members of an UCLA student group, Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,launched a sit-in protest against Professor Rust because he had the temerity to — GASP! – correct the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in “minority” students’ assignments.

According to Inside Higher Education, some 25 students participated in the sit-in, including five of the 10 members of Professor Rust’s class. The protesters wrote this statement to the college:

“A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor. [The] barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate.”

Kenjus Watson

Kenjus Watson

As an example of Rust’s egregious racism, Ph.D. student and sit-in organizer Kenjus Watson, said the professor told one student that she should not capitalize the word “indigenous” (as in “indigenous” or native American) in her papers. Watson claimed the correction was “ideologically motivated,” whatever that means.

Rust, who was guest-lecturing in China at the time of the sit-in, sent a letter to his colleagues in the education department, saying he meant no offense to “minorities”: “I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate.”

Rust also apologized for making matters worse by not aggressively and proactively taking the side of a “minority” student who was engaged in an argument with a white female student. The minority student told the woman that she had no right to feel oppressed, and Rust did not express agreement either way.

Rust wrote:

“Two weeks ago a Student of Color and a white female student got into a big discussion. She wants to use Standpoint Theory [a method of analysis coined by feminist sociologist Dorothy Smith, based on the idea that all knowledge is subjective and based on one’s position in society] in her dissertation, and the Student of Color told her she had no business claiming that she was a member of an oppressed group. She came back saying there are all kinds of oppression. I likely did not handle the situation well, because I chose not to stop the discussion between them, so it went on for quite a while, and the Students of Color apparently interpreted my silence to mean I wasn’t supporting them.”

Here’s Professor Rust’s email address: rust@gseis.ucla.edu

~Eowyn

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9 Responses to Correcting someone’s grammar is now racist

  1. Steve Apple says:

    Hey All My e mail to the cowardly professor
    Grow some fkn balls,stand up be a man and tell these foriegn prix to shut the hell up,assimilate or get the f%$k out of my country.We are all minorities unto ourselves,all equal in the eyes of the CREATOR and stop buying into this white man is evil bullshit.
    Steve

  2. Deb says:

    “Did you know that if a professor — whose job supposedly is to teach — corrects a student’s grammar, he is being raaaaaacist?”

    Uh, that depends on what the meaning of is, is. (now who said that)? LOL

    The world is getting crazier by the day! I can no longer bang my head against the wall when I hear such stupidity. With so many incidents happening by the minute, oh make that by the second, I would no longer have a skull. I can’t keep up! Where do I exit this crazy train?!?

  3. DL. says:

    That’s okay…there’s a blogger whose articles have been posted on this site who, in the past, has gone ballistic if you criticized his grammar and had insisted that grammar isn’t important.

    Sorry, blogger, to burst your bubble—and I’ve told you this on your own website before you changed your comment format (so that I can no longer comment there)—but correct grammar IS important! Now everyone, including me, makes a grammatical mistake every now and then (such as ending sentences with prepositions or using laid instead of lain or forgetting to put in a comma where it belongs to join an independent and dependent clause before a conjunction), but you sir insult the English language with your harangues against proper grammar!

    It does not necessarily take a minority to screw our language, out of not wanting to be called “racist” or out of just being too damned lazy to learn the rules of proper English!

    Ignorance is NOT a badge of honor~

  4. Darkwing says:

    WTF has happened to this once great Republic??? Black people are not people of color, black is the absantes of color.

    • Hal Apeeno says:

      exactly

    • Martist says:

      Hahaha! I know the locals around here know I’ve got street credibility when I agree with them by responding to “knaw ima sayin?” with “word up my nigger”. I can tell by their upturned eyebrow they’re taken aback by my streetwise lingo.

      Unfortunately even that’s closer to English than our local, more popular than ever “vato locos forever, ese”.

      I am proud as hell to be of white western European heritage but my Nationality is American. Played the race game in my younger days and realized I was the same nigger to them regardless of race.

      Zero tolerance from my end anymore, too, just like the occupying govt in charge claims. Our lines are drawn and they’ve crossed already. F them sob’s. What can they take from US anymore anyway?

  5. Millard says:

    Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation! OMG, how racist can it get?

    (Hey a$$hole who thinks I don’t know, I’ll be back.)

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