Grammar is ‘Racist’?

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Liberals don’t think minorities can learn real stuff.

Please! Stop sending kids to Rutgers! They won’t learn anything, and they’ll be “taught” a bunch of crap.

The latest: Standard English grammar is [trumpet fanfare] Racist, and so the Rutgers B.S. University English Dept. will no longer teach it or expect students to know it (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3868323/posts). Instead, they’ll burden the students with “more reading” about Social Justice, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

Can you honestly not think of anything better to do with your money than pour it into Rutgers’ treasury–or any other looniversity’s, because they’ve all become ridiculous?

In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the monster Caliban says to his master, “You taught me language, and my profit on ‘t is, I know how to curse.” Betcha Caliban went to Rutgers.

What? Do they think “minority” students just aren’t smart enough to learn grammar? Hint: yes. They offer you special favors, sunshine, because they don’t respect you. And by accepting those special favors, you forfeit our respect, too. But then you wouldn’t do these things if you had any self-respect.

23 comments on “Grammar is ‘Racist’?

  1. Then, they go a step further, fire American workers and hire foreigners to fill the jobs. That provides the means to frustrate English speaking, “privileged” people to the point of wanting to just give up and find a deserted island somewhere and flake out.

    1. The irony is that most of the foreigners hired to replace Americans wind up learning better English than the native students coming through our schools.

  2. Years ago I remember speaking with a man in my church who insisted that he was unable to speak proper English because he, as a dark-skinned individual, lacked the ability to do so. If I remember correctly, this was some sort of movement going on that was actually nothing more than attempting to give a pass to dark-skinned students allowing them just to write as they spoke and no points would be lost or something like that. My dark-skinned gentleman got a bit miffed when I asked him about Africans who come here to this continent. He responded, “wha’ ’bout ’em?” Well, I responded, “Many Africans speak the best English besides speaking other languages.” He told me I didn’t understand things and was just trying to blow him off or something like that. I tried to tell him that he was buying into some foolish stuff about his supposed “inability” to speak properly and that he was shortchanging himself since he, a human being, was made in the image of God and was quite capable of learning proper English as well as several other languages but he was so into the “Black thang” he walked off angry with me. And he’s still hardheaded like that; still into that “Black thang.”

    1. And we’re supposed to respect that? And go along with it?
      Some years ago, a black college professor wrote a New York Times op ed in defense of “ebonics.” He appeared as a guest on Shawn Hanity’s show. Hanity played down and pretended he didn’t know what ebonics was, and asked the professor to speak in ebonics so he could listen to it.

      And how about that! He couldn’t get the prof to do it. Nothing would induce the man to trot out an example of his beloved ebonics.

    2. Ebonics! Yeah, that’s what it was called. Sad attack on dark-skinned human beings. Not speaking proper English will certainly keep an individual down and not be able to rise up and achieve great things. Yeah, Ebonics.

    3. Hello, before I critique your comment, let me say that the first few sentences in your comment were good……until you referenced “Hanity.” You said, “Hanity played down and pretended he didn’t know what ebonics was, and asked the professor to speak in ebonics so he could listen to it.” While your informal way of speaking or writing might be acceptable in some circles, I wouldn’t advise that type of language here in this forum. Here is what your comment should have sounded like: “Hanity feigned ignorance of this prodigious English and asked the professor for a demonstration.” I would also revise this: “And how about that! He couldn’t get the prof to do it. Nothing would induce the man to trot out an example of his beloved ebonics.” My revision:
      “In spite of Mr. Hanity’s badgering, nothing would induce the man to trot out an example of his beloved ebonics.”

  3. Well, so far I have not encountered the foreigner who can speak better English. Most of them cannot understand me, or I them. Frustrating, when you are trying to conduct some business.

    1. DISCLAIMER: I have nothing against people from, and in, India. Now, when I get a heavily-accented Indian on the phone in response to my call for tech help, I hang up. I found early morning and Saturdays usually more who speak English without an accent. Although recently, during this plandemic, i’ve gotten proper English speaking tech help. Hmm…

  4. Bad grammar, bad! I think not teaching Rutger students grammar would make a noticeable difference. “Dial one for English.” I’m just waiting for the English language to be banned, should foreigners take over the US majority under some future marxist-loving democrat(s). After all, dems still have their double-speak “whatever you want it to mean”

    1. I agree. Put out – maybe to pasture. Democrats are a really bad reality show.

      And OOPS – “I think not teaching Rutger students grammar would make a noticeable difference.”
      .

    2. I did it again: “I think not teaching Rutger students grammar would NOT make a noticeable difference.”

    3. Come to think of it, I learned all that grammar in grade school, there wasn’t much left to teach us by high school. And of course spelling was a grade school subject, too. I would have been appalled at the thought of having to take grammar in college. Because we’d already learned it! All that boring stuff with diagramming sentences, etc.! Starting in fourth grade with mimeographed work sheets!

      America’s current education system is the costliest fiasco in history. And oh, boy, are we paying for it!

    4. “I would have been appalled at the thought of having to take grammar in college. Because we’d already learned it!” You know, I completely missed that point! As you know, we’re not paying for “education.” We’re paying for our own indoctrination. No wonder democrats always have a sneering smile on their face, or two-faces.

  5. Lee, I loved diagramming sentences when I was a kid. I know I was weird but I also liked figuring out which part of speech a particular word would be. I did well with English grammar in school. I took a few courses in Community College in Philadelphia: English 101 and 102 and Intro to Poetry. I was surprised to learn that English 98, a grammar and spelling course, was also offered. Of course, I didn’t need to take that but was just surprised that it was offered. I thought that everyone had some sort of mastery of grammar and spelling but several folks who were presently in my English 101 had to take 98 first.

    1. I remember how mad we all were when one of our teachers gave us spelling quizzes in junior high school–kid stuff! We’d already had it!
      I never had an English teacher who really got into diagramming sentences, so we never spent much time on it.

  6. Here’s a little variation on the “racism” theme from the university where I taught: One year, the Graduate Studies Committee in my department, of which I was a member, raised the possibility of having one-credit remedial classes for our graduate students who had serious writing problems. I suggested that maybe students who couldn’t write essays at this stage of the game shouldn’t be in the graduate program to begin with. I was immediately called a racist — which startled me, because I hadn’t mentioned race at all and in fact I was thinking of one of my own graduate students, a white male, who could barely write a coherent paragraph and hadn’t yet mastered the fine art of subject-verb agreement or the construction of the past tense in irregular verbs. (No, it wasn’t Joe Biden!) 🙂 Obviously, my colleagues were the ones who were racists, assuming as they’d done that only blacks would have inferior skills.

    1. The whole idea that **Everybody** has to go to college was preposterous from the beginning and his done harm to our country that will not be easily repaired.

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