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Rutgers University Declares Grammar 'Racist'

• https://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden

The English Department at Rutgers University has declared that proper use of grammar is a hidden form of racism because it disadvantages students of "multilingual, non-standard 'academic' English backgrounds."

Grammar is rather boring so the department is going to sex it up with all sorts of fascinating additions.

The "critical grammar" approach challenges the standard academic form of the English language in favor of a more inclusive writing experience. The curriculum puts an emphasis on the variability of the English language instead of accuracy.

"This approach challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard 'academic' English backgrounds at a disadvantage," Walkowitz said. "Instead, it encourages students to develop a critical awareness of the variety of choices available to them [with] regard to micro-level issues in order to empower them and equip them to push against biases based on 'written' accents."


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