Grammar Is Racist, Math Is Racist, and So Are You | The Stream


Have you heard the latest? Grammar has now been deemed racist, as has math. And should you dare question these new insights, then you’re racist too. Obviously!

Fact checkers have challenged the claim that, last month, “Rutgers University declared grammar to be racist.” But such claims have been made before.

As noted in a February 21, 2017 article,

The University of Washington produced an “antiracist” poster which insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.’”

As explained on the university’s Tacoma-based website, “Racism is the normal condition of things. 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.”



Source: Grammar Is Racist, Math Is Racist, and So Are You | The Stream

Author: Alfred E. Neuman

EDITOR ONLY, 74 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.

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