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University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:15:14 pm »

This figures.  I have stopped watching youtube videos because EVERYBODY on them seems to be incapable of completing a sentence without using f#*k or c#@t between every second word.  It has become second nature, and even fiction books printed since about 1998 (American ones that, well most books available here are American anyway) have characters talking the same way.  It used to be that when someone was interviewed and the interviewee used obscenities all the time, the obscenities were "bleeped out", but not any more.  As well as slovenly language, it seems that all sorts of expletives are now acceptable.

I don't watch TV myself, but it is just about always on.  The kids and my husband can't seem to be in a room with the TV off.  I get tired of the constant grunting, screaming and swearing.  It is like someone (in Hollywood?) has decided to not have actors actually talk any more, but that they can convey everything by grunting and screaming with the occasional expletive thrown in.

It's often more helpful to read the "comments" to an article.  However, most of them in this particular article are positive, but at the end of one, the writer makes a point about correct grammar and then ends by saying "your" instead of "you're".  I see that so much, has it become the new normal?

I'm not at all surprised to learn that grammar is to be thrown out the window altogether.  What do you think?

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/22/university-of-washington-declares-correct-grammar-is-racist/#comment-3170272653

The Writing Center at the University of Washington is telling students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism.
A press release put out by the University of Washington’s Writing Center argues that “there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” and that pressure to conform to proper American grammar standards perpetuate systems of racism.

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here's the statement from the university:

https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/university-writing-program/writing-center

Our Beliefs

The writing center works from several important beliefs that are crucial to helping writers write and succeed in a racist society. The racist conditions of our society are not simply a matter of bias or prejudice that some people hold. In fact, most racism, for instance, is not accomplished through intent. Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations, and guidelines that make up our classes, school, and society. For example, linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent “standard” of English. Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of the way people communicate in particular versions of English.
 
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And here is a snippet from another article about this same thing:

http://heatst.com/culture-wars/university-of-washington-writing-guru-declares-american-grammar-racist-and-unjust/

Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.”
“Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school, and society,” the poster claims. It goes on to say that critiquing a student’s use of language, or implying that there is any one grammatical standard within the English language, is inherently discriminatory.
The writing center director, Dr. Asao Inoue, is the brains behind the operation to up-end students’ regressive notions of language. He is a “searcher of anti-racist writing assessment,” according to his Twitter profile, and has published two books on how to promote a “socially just future” by dismantling academic structures that reward proper grammar and usage.

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DiabloLoco

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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 05:46:09 pm »

Heh. Now a proper education in Language Arts is racist?

Pretty soon, even the politicians will be speaking that way. :laugh:

Another sign that the movie "Idiocracy" was very prophetic.

President Camacho's State of the Union
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGUNPMPrxvA


Oh! And the courts, too!

Idiocracy Courtroom Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn200lvmTZc


So......to sum it all up......Here's why- The idiots are leaving the smart people behind.

Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N9nVLXMhPc
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 09:12:39 pm »

So don't attend the UW

Problem solved
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mouse

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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 09:27:53 pm »

So don't attend the UW

Problem solved

You know it's gonna spread.  Have a look at DL's videos if you don't believe me. The truth is often said in jest.

Pink Floyd (although I think they were talking about something different)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj3dIo8PDjs
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 04:39:35 am »

So don't attend the UW

Problem solved

You know it's gonna spread.  Have a look at DL's videos if you don't believe me. The truth is often said in jest.

People have as much right to be stupid as anything else. The only thing that can be done about such nonsense is to avoid the stupid, refuse to let them control OUR lives, and let them self destruct. We can do what is possible not to fund their stupidity as well, but that's about it. What did you have in mind?
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 04:54:37 am »

People have as much right to be stupid as anything else. The only thing that can be done about such nonsense is to avoid the stupid, refuse to let them control OUR lives, and let them self destruct. We can do what is possible not to fund their stupidity as well, but that's about it. What did you have in mind?

When I first read this article I DIDN'T think "these people are stupid and they are deliberately perpetuating their stupidity and forcing it on the next generation", I DID think "they (the university hierarchy, usually, I think, made up of professors who have 'tenure'") are willing to sacrifice the progress, and perhaps the future employment of their students ("future employment" because who would employ a seeming dumbass who doesn't even know basic grammar?) in order to be seen as politically correct.  This professor thinks it is more important to force his AGENDA on the students than to educate them properly".  Worse, he is willing to make up a ludicrous "racist" argument, in order to do so.

That is not stupidity, that is evil.

The only thing I had in mind was "it needs more publicity so people can see it for the absurdity that it is", and maybe the university will be persuaded to drop that particular professor.
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 05:04:57 am »


That is not stupidity, that is evil.

The only thing I had in mind was "it needs more publicity so people can see it for the absurdity that it is", and maybe the university will be persuaded to drop that particular professor.

I don't think it would make any difference, but you can try if you like. The absurdity and evil all around the country is at an historic high, and few seem to care beyond adding to it or profiting from it. The university will be "persuaded" as soon as the parents and students persuade them by voting with their wallets. And working to cut off "public" funding as well. If they won't do that, I don't know why anyone else should care. None of my business either way. And that particular professor is hardly the problem, merely a symptom of the whole disease.
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 06:36:44 am »

being stupid use to hurt more.

needs to go back to hurting more again.
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Re: University of Washington declares proper grammar is racist
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 06:56:41 am »

being stupid use to hurt more.

needs to go back to hurting more again.

Yeah, the stupid... it burns. Unfortunately, it doesn't always "burn" those doing the stupid anymore... too many tax loot bailouts...
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