Correcting someone’s grammar is now racist

Note: This post was originally published on December 15, 2013, but it was disappeared after WordPress took down this blog, Fellowship of the Minds, on August 15, 2018. Although I have been able to restore most of our posts by retrieving them from our “Draft Posts” folder and republishing them one by one, this post is among a handful that are irretrievable. Fortunately, I was able to find this post on the net because it had been re-blogged on other sites, including FromTheTrenchesWorldReport. I am, therefore, republishing this post today.

Did you know that if a professor — whose job supposedly is to teach — corrects a student’s grammar, he is being raaaaaacist?

Of course, the “someone” who is corrected must be a “person of color” — not just any color, but a person of dark skin color.  

The plain truth is that in today’s America, under the sway of Leftwing Tyranny, criticizing a person of color about ANYTHING is being racist.

That’s what Val Rust, a professor emeritus of education and information studies at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), discovered.

Robby Soave reports for The Daily Caller, Nov. 26, 2013, that members of an UCLA student group, Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color, launched a sit-in protest against Professor Rust because he had the temerity to — GASP! – correct the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in “minority” students’ assignments.

According to Inside Higher Education, some 25 students participated in the sit-in, including five of the 10 members of Professor Rust’s class. The protesters wrote this statement to the college:

A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor. [The] barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate.

As an example of Rust’s egregious racism, Ph.D. student and sit-in organizer Kenjus Watson, said the professor told one student that she should not capitalize the word “indigenous” (as in “indigenous” or native American) in her papers. Watson claimed the correction was “ideologically motivated,” whatever that means.

Rust, who was guest-lecturing in China at the time of the sit-in, sent a letter to his colleagues in the education department, saying he meant no offense to “minorities”: “I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate.”

Rust also apologized for making matters worse by not aggressively and proactively taking the side of a “minority” student who was engaged in an argument with a white female student. The minority student told the woman that she had no right to feel oppressed, and Rust did not express agreement either way.

Rust wrote:

Two weeks ago a Student of Color and a white female student got into a big discussion. She wants to use Standpoint Theory [a method of analysis coined by feminist sociologist Dorothy Smith, based on the idea that all knowledge is subjective and based on one’s position in society] in her dissertation, and the Student of Color told her she had no business claiming that she was a member of an oppressed group. She came back saying there are all kinds of oppression. I likely did not handle the situation well, because I chose not to stop the discussion between them, so it went on for quite a while, and the Students of Color apparently interpreted my silence to mean I wasn’t supporting them.

Here’s Professor Rust’s email address: rust@gseis.ucla.edu

~Eowyn

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William
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William

I suppose we have the Frankfurt School, Jewish intellectuals whose objective was to “make Western Civilization stink”, and postmodern philosophers like Michel Focault and Jacques Derrida (and many more), to blame for this lunacy. While their philosophical positions initially had some validity, the POMO’s have gone off on such an extreme tangent that their arguments now collapse immediately under the weight of their own absurdity and contradictions. Has it not occurred to the “white female” proponent of Standpoint Theory that if “all knowledge” is subjective, it logically follows that her knowledge of the fact that all knowledge is subjective is… Read more »

Dave
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So when these goobermint ejumikated products of affirmative action cannot find a decent job, that will be RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST, too.

William
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William

Well, yeah

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

No doubt that will be the claim. They would never stop to think that a prospective employer wants someone who comes across as being educated to represent their brand.

Watertender
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Watertender

Future “Do-Mahs”… Do Mah Check Be’s Here Yet?? I bet Kenjus Axes a lot of Queshuns….

Truckjunkie
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Why are we even TALKING about what’s RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST? Isn’t it obvious yet that unless we’re ALL Black,EVERYTHING we do IS-or BECOMES-Racist? And THAT is because the Blacks OWN Racism. THEY decide what’s Racist,based on how much it can benefit THEM. Sorry if I sound a little BITTER,but I’m THROUGH fighting off the “Racist White Boy” moniker. I’ll proudly wear that shirt. I KNOW I’m no Racist,but when everything I say,do believe,have or DON’T have is considered Racist by the BVA (Black Victimhood of America),why should I even dignify them with an argument? They’re just being who they are-VICTIMS. BTW-Not ALL… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Truckjunkie . . . That is downright awsome, thank you!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

In the R-E-A-L world, how many big organizations really want to hire some dim-wit who does not adhere to proper rules of grammar? This really is beyond the pale that some people of color seem to feel that they are entitled to live in a world that adheres to whatever changing rules they may wish to live by on any given day.

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I think that sometimes the fight is not over a single purported incident, but rather their intent is to actually remove the professor — so that someone more “in line” with their own misguided idea of “what should be” gets to be their next professor, and thus they get the “easy A”, without actually having to learn anything or change how they think, speak, act, write, etc. It’s not much different with how today’s youth thinks they can effect change in government and society at large, despite democratic (or not) elections to the contrary. Just scream and complain until you… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
To.
To Who?
To WHOM.

Yep.

On the bright side, Professor Noel Ignatiev, the hater of whiteness, kicked the bucket last week. So there is hope.

William
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William

Clever. And Ignatiev cashed his check? The air here in MA seemed a bit clearer, now I know why. As Christians I suppose we should pray for his soul although that’s no doubt a lost cause. But still..yay!