Rutgers to de-emphasize traditional grammar in solidarity with BLM

Rutgers to de-emphasize traditional grammar in solidarity with BLM

Rutgers University’s has created a list of ’anti-racist’ directives, which among others includes an effort to de-emphasize ’traditional grammar rules’. One of the initiatives ’in solidarity with BLM’ describes ’incorporating ’critical grammar’ into our pedagogy’. This is being done ’so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ’academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage’.

this 1 weeks

So they're saying black people can't speak properly because of their race ? ? I can't even begin to fathom the mental gymnastics which Rutgers engaged in to leave themselves as the heroes in this story.. edit: typo

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 1 weeks

I had a professor once upon a time who through some academic obscurantism, pushed the premise that ebonics was equivalent to English, in essence nothing less than a "dialect." Her thinly veiled resentment struck me and I realized she was little more than a feelings driven young liberal woman unable to reconcile a hierarchy of value with her desire for pluralism, nevermind the irony of the racism of lower expectations inherent in an English professor making clear at the beginning of her course that she valued ebonics equally to English. Now this University is throwing grammar out the window, bc that's "whiteness.'' English is English, get over it. Describing it as "whiteness" is racism, but oh wait, there's now a 2nd and even a 3rd definition of racism due to these deconstructionists and their never ending assault on common foundations. I'm not abandoning the English language bc someone can't handle the fact that some people spend their time on social media when they ought to be using an SAT vocabulary app and God forbid, reading.

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 1 weeks

I can't even fathom the level of stüpidity in this. It's called "putting in the effort" to learn a freaking language. 🤯🤯🤯

John 1 weeks

As a trained writer, I can appreciate the fluidity of language and it’s ability to be manipulated over time, but the mandated ignorance of a set of rules meant to standardize and clarify communication, for no reason other than as a political statement, is a blatant offense to to any individual with the capacity to use any language, written or vocal.

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