College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.’”

The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.

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  • BillyHW

    Oh great, now grammar is racist. Is there anything that isn’t racist?

    • glasnost

      Ultimately all academic pursuit is racist because of the huge discrepancy in academic prowess among the “races”.

    • Starlord

      Ordered a white powdered donut the other day, lady behind me said are you a racist.. So glad I didn’t order milk.

      Just kidding but it seems everything is racist except the facist shouting it.

      • Ed

        Bingo Bango Bongo! Lets go to the Congo!

        • Justin St.Denis

          I can’t resist! 😉

          Bingo Bango Bongo! Let’s all go to the Congo!
          We could all become Islamic and then gangbang Shirley Longo!
          Bingo Bango Bongo! Let’s all go to the Congo!

          • Shebel

            I am not familiar with that one.

          • Justin St.Denis

            I think we just made it up.

        • Starlord

          Is it good there this time of year? Do I need to bring my own bongo to tongo in the Congo?

    • Editor

      From the SJW horse’s mouth.

      https://youtu.be/SA0aKjY8K50

      • BillyHW

        Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

        • Justin St.Denis

          And looking at Sweden’s current government, I would suggest they not be allowed to become politicians, either.

          Cue the outrage. 😉

          • Shebel

            Wrong. Females are the ones that can get away with telling the TRUTH.

          • Justin St.Denis

            So why don’t they? At least, the Swedish chick pols LIE LIKE TURKISH RUGS about immigrant rapes and crime in Sweden?

            BTW, that was half in jest, as usual. If you knew my wife, you would understand how I can say what I say. I’m married to SuperGirl, and she’s still intimidatingly hot! But she could actually kill me. Keeps me on my toes! ;-). ;-). 😉

      • Clausewitz

        I think you referred to the wrong orifice.

        • Editor

          Ha!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Laundry detergent…..at least, so far. 😉

    • Clausewitz

      To the left, “everything” is political.

      • Justin St.Denis

        And racist, too.

  • Hard Little Machine

    As opposed to what? South African English grammar? New Zealand English grammar? Maybe we should abolish the use of English entirely. In fact eliminate the use of ALL western European languages. I guess I could call home and try to learn one of the 9 non European national languages of the RSA. That still doesn’t help for the western northern Hemisphere in the ‘new world’. What did/do the indigenous people of Tacoma use and was it written down?

    • Frances

      Language usage in North America when Europeans arrived was strictly oral; nothing written. Cree syllabics were developed in the mid’19th century my James Evans, a Methodist missionary. A similar system was developed for Inuktitut by various missionaries. Don’t know what was developed south of the border.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Canadian aboriginals get very pissy when you mention this to them. I would imagine that today, most under the age of 40 would dispute the facts of history.

        Canadian natives were living Stone Age lives when Europeans arrived. They hadn’t even thought of the wheel yet! I am not certain, but I think this level of primitive had not been encountered by Europeans ever before, even in Africa. The wheel is a civilizational breakthrough, not an intellectual one. Cogitate on that fact.

        • Shebel

          So what? Justin—-They didn’t need to.
          There was nothing forcing them to become a bunch of people—-Like us.
          That is why it was so easy.

          • Justin St.Denis

            In the end, Stone Age savages did not pose a significant threat to the Modern 15th Century Explorers of the time. Once they realized the savages were actually savage, they stopped playing “modern” and killed a whole bunch. Which improved the continent, quite frankly.

          • Shebel

            Slow down !
            What you say is true.
            The Natives never had a Chance.
            They had their Pride and Honesty and Trust.
            We had People like YOU –
            With guns, and hate, and larceny .
            You must be playing with me-

        • Shebel

          You cogitate.
          I don’t take kindly to people that insult our Natives Culture.
          They didn’t need a fucking wheel .
          Be kind of silly to invent one .

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If “racism” is the natural order of things, then why do we fight it at all?

  • Alain

    There is English grammar but no American grammar. That said English grammar has not be taught in schools for a long time in the US or Canada, so there isn’t much left to call racist. There is however American spelling, so maybe someone got confused.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Actually, Alain, there are distinctive differences in contemporary grammars (American and English). I say this as someone who has hundreds of such grammar guides. I update every year. It is crucial for me to know precisely what the “current” take is. Many document maintenance contracts, for example, specify an “editorial standard” (commercial aeronautics, military aeronautical specs are very different,mom merciful standard, military standard, etc.). Each comes with grammar guidelines and standards as well. Trust me on this. Being able to maintain and adhere to all these standards was key to the success I enjoyed as an entrepreneur and as an employer. It made me a millionaire – eventually. I was – and am – that good at what I did/do. I still let myself get coaxed into really cool projects that excite me, but only if they are willing to PAY for the best. Last time they called, the Cdn. government told me I was “too expensive”. I went and did the SAME project for a US government dept. (it took up three months of last year). The USA paid with smiles. Last I heard, the Cdn. Govt. has asked for permission to use the US product I produced. 😉

  • Starlord

    Next step English will be deemed racist. Notice they take bites at everything.. Little by little.

    • Watchman

      When there are no standards then the disparity of performance is supposed to disappear and everyone will be ‘equal’.

      • Editor

        That equality of outcomes thing. Yeah, that’ll produce competent graduates.

    • canminuteman

      They’re free to go use another language if they want. It’d make me a lot happier if I couldn’t understand their yapping.

      • WalterBannon

        it will make the decision not to hire them easier

  • pdxnag

    What color are your glasses? Racist.

  • J. C.

    Dear Lord… Please bring the Race Wars soon. I can’t take any more of this shit.
    Amen

    • Justin St.Denis

      ROFLMAO

      I know PRECISELY how you feel. I suspect we are LEGION!

  • “racism is the normal condition of things”

    Can’t argue with that: for liberals, it is.

  • frame_away

    Next: those yellow and red traffic lights.

  • Barbara Dayan

    English grammar is not racist. It is essential to getting a good job! The best books on grammar are Elements of Style 2017 and Quick and Easy English Punctuation by De A’Morelli.

    Elements of Style 2017
    https://amzn.to/2m1HZ7U

    Quick & Easy English Punctuation
    http://amzn.to/2kFuZVr

    • Ed

      They’re against order and rules. The concept alone of order and rules drives them insane.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The swamp of academia may be even more vast and pestilential than that in Washington.

  • Tooth&Claw

    You want a language that isn’t ‘racist’? Learn Esperanto and get stuffed.

  • GrimmCreeper

    So how did that push for Ebonics work out?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Chicago. ‘Nuff said.

    • Clausewitz

      dindu nuffin

    • J. C.

      BAM! Fo’ shizzle! 😉

  • Maggat

    Good Christ, most of their shit is hard enough to read now. When these nut cases get done it’ll be impossible.

  • Shebel

    In this strange New World–to be called a Racist-
    Means that I am FREE.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Yupperoonie!

      • Shebel

        Do you understand why I could never agree with you on the Natives? I don’t even think that you believe yourself.

  • WalterBannon

    grammar is too hard for illiterate snowflakes

    seriously, why would anyone ever hire one of the current crop of fake grads?

  • Justin St.Denis

    All four of our kids have graduate STEM degrees, and all four “manage” hundreds of their own contemporaries. And they all agree that the KEY that put them at the top of the heap was their mastery of the English language (spoken and written).

    One of the many early positions I got fired from included a stint teaching (20th Century American Literature) at Dawson College in Montreal. I failed 82% of my students because they could not write a a basic sentence without misspellings, incorrect punctuation, bizarre use of adverbs, and complete ignorance of verbs usage and compound/complex sentence structures. I refused to “put the grades on the Bell curve and bring everybody’s marks up.” As a result, about 60 kids missed out on the credit. The few that passed actually DESERVED to pass, and did not deserve to have their fire and brilliance stolen by cretins. My contract was not renewed, and I received a letter telling me I would likely never receive another contract with Dawson. I didn’t care by then. I had decided that teaching was definitely not for me, and had taken on another contract which led to FABULOUS opportunities in the upcoming decade. I was getting accustomed to being fired for honesty and having morals.

    • Shebel

      That is a common complaint with the teachers that taught when it meant something. To teach–that is.
      Glad you stuck your guns . I know more than you that have.
      It became a matter of quitting with Pride in a job well done –or
      Continuing to teach with the knowledge that you were fucking the children.
      My Mother was one.
      Now my Daughter is another.
      She would NEVER tell me the TRUTH.
      She is AFRAID to–
      I might tell somebody.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I am actually an excellent teacher/mentor, but I do not fit into “organizations” of any description easily. I also never “took” to having a manager over me. It irked, so I would (usually) get their job only to discover that I had another, even stupider “manager”. Hence, I took my toys and hit the road. New looked back. The phone still rings. Every. Fucking. Day. But I truly am “retired” now, (by and large)…….. 😉

        • Shebel

          You should have been forcefully retired.
          The phone keeps ringing .
          Bill collectors tend to do that.
          Maybe it is one of those savage Natives—-
          -just wanting to chat with you.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Those grapes are pretty bitter. Try something else…

    • Shebel

      You did what a Teacher is supposed to do .
      I guess you don’t like to be paid to be a Baby-sitter.

      • Clausewitz

        Here here……………….

      • Justin St.Denis

        I hated babysitting when I was 13 and trying to earn pocket money. I did it, but I hated it. Oddly, I used to spend hours sitting my own kids and they never bothered me in the least. 😉

        I guess I just prefer premium-quality children over the usual garden variety. 😉

        • Shebel

          Fine. You are no doubt of a superior race as are your urchins.
          You take pride in killing defenseless Natives.
          You are quite the Man—
          Got anything else to be Proud off ??

          • Maggat

            SAY WHAT!!!

  • Gary

    That’s it Liberals, keep blacks ignorant and unemployable unless it’s the Post Office service that hired them to deliver mail 100 years ago to assure Privacy because they couldn’t read.
    Blacks were taught to read House numbers and memorize their route for names but had no reasons the open Letters since they couldn’t read , or comprehend , them .

    Maybe the Internet Security for data transfer could go back to using Negros to deliver a Hard Drive or Thumb Drive with top secret information because they couldn’t read it even if they had a PC to install it on.

    Nice one Liberals.