The Latest College Lunacy: Correct English Grammar Is ‘Racist’

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by Walter E. Williams,

from The Daily Signal,

Not holding students accountable to proper grammar does a disservice to those students who overall show poor writing abilities

Just when we thought colleges could not spout loonier ideas, we have a new one from American University.

They hired a professor to teach other professors to grade students based on their “labor” rather than their writing ability.

The professor that American University hired to teach that nonsense is Asao B. Inoue, who is a professor at the University of Washington in Tacoma in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. He is also the director of the university’s writing center.

Inoue thinks that students should be graded on the effort they put into a project.

The idea to bring such a professor to American University, where parents and students fork over $48,459 a year in tuition charges, could not have been something thought up by saner members of its academic community.

Instead, it was probably the result of deep thinking by the university’s diversity and campus life officials.

Inoue’s views are not simply extreme but possibly hostile to the academic mission of most universities. Forgiving and ignoring a students’ writing ability would mostly affect black students. White students’ speaking and writing would be judged against the King’s English, defined as standard, pure, or correct English grammar.

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