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Mama, Just Killed A Man

With expectations of competent spelling:

[Professor Inoue] will lecture about “language standards that just kill our students” by subjecting them to “single standards,” which perpetuate “White language supremacy.”

You see, those composition classes you’re paying for, or that some poor sap is paying for, shouldn’t teach students how to write clearly. Instead, “compassionate” classrooms should be grounded in “dimension-based rubrics” and “labour-based contracts,” which presumably reward the length of time a student spends getting something wrong, repeatedly, irrespective of whether they actually, eventually, get it right; thereby avoiding “white racial habits of language.” It’s the path to “a socially just future,” apparently. And not, as one might suppose, somewhat narrowed hopes of employment. Because an “anti-racist” education, at a university, should ideally leave its beneficiaries sounding uneducated. With mangled conjugation, missing verbs, and saying axe instead of ask.

Professor Inoue has, of course, been mentioned here before.

Very much related, this. In which, fellow “social justice” enthusiast Dr A W Strouse informs us that correcting errors of spelling and basic grammar can “make students feel bewildered, hurt, or angry,” and should therefore be avoided. We’re also told that job applicants who, as graduates, struggle with even elementary spelling, should bristle at any acknowledgement of this shortcoming, telling potential employers - and I quote - “Fuck you.”  

Update, via the comments: 

Readers will note that Professors Inoue and Strouse insist that disparities in proficiency must be a result of “racism” by “bourgeois white teachers” – i.e., teachers who treat minority students like anyone else, with the same expectations and standards - while carefully omitting the influence of leftist educators, such as themselves, who choose not to impart the basics of the subject to minority students on account of their supposed delicacy, and while exulting in their own woke status. Because, somehow, that’s not racist at all.

Again, lefties project.

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