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Jan 07 2015

Correcting Grammar and Spelling Is Regarded as Racist at UCLA

What moonbattery does to everything else it is also doing to education — that is, it is utterly destroying it by reducing it to a sick farce:

25 University of California Los Angeles students participated in a sit-in protest because, get this, one of their professors had the gall to correct grammar and spelling issues on some black students’ papers.

Val Rust, a professor of education and information, was the target of the protestors for what they feel was racial insensitivity. Describing themselves as “aggrieved minority students,” they claim that the professor was wrong to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the papers of black students.

According to Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color, trying to teach sacred blacks to write is a microaggression that contributes to a “hostile class climate.”

Many generations ago it was forbidden in some places to teach blacks to read and write. What once was old is new again.

The professor’s thought crime:

[H]e told a black female student that the word “indigenous” should not be capitalized. The student felt this correction was “ideologically motivated.”

Literally everything is racist.

Fortunately blacks don’t need to master proper English in order to find good jobs. Under our system, they can just threaten to scream “racism” if they are not hired for jobs for which they are not qualified.

that's racist

On a tip from TED. Hat tip: Right Wing News.



86 Responses to “Correcting Grammar and Spelling Is Regarded as Racist at UCLA”

  1. Dan Northrup says:

    Anybody see Intel’s 300 million dollar initiative to “Diversify” it’s company. I think we have found our first applicants. Maybe misused capitalization in computer programming can be debugged by calling a computer racist.

  2. Dan Northrup says:

    Anybody see Intel’s 300 million dollar initiative to “Diversify” it’s company. I think we have found our first applicants. Maybe misused capitalization in computer programming can be debugged by calling a computer racist.

  3. maudieNmandeville says:

    Describing themselves as ‘aggreeved minurity studints’.

  4. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    Describing themselves as ‘aggreeved minurity studints’.

  5. BillyBob Bob says:

    Speaking of spelling and definitions and such, reminds me of a riddle. What’s the definition of renege? Shift change at McDonald’s.

  6. BillyBobBob the Covfefe Bob says:

    Speaking of spelling and definitions and such, reminds me of a riddle. What’s the definition of renege? Shift change at McDonald’s.

  7. Tariq_Toulhead_Al_Tabilcloth says:

    SQL queries and C# code are also racist.

    so is the logic on the chips.

  8. Tariq_Toulhead_Al_Tabilcloth says:

    SQL queries and C# code are also racist.

    so is the logic on the chips.

  9. Heltau says:

    Just do NOT try and teach these blacks to do anything while in school.
    Then they will be qualified to do any high ranking job in the gubbermint.
    Why to through the hassle.

  10. Heltau says:

    Just do NOT try and teach these blacks to do anything while in school.
    Then they will be qualified to do any high ranking job in the gubbermint.
    Why to through the hassle.

  11. BPatMann says:

    I’m gonna have to axe you to stop being so white privileged.

  12. BPatMann says:

    I’m gonna have to axe you to stop being so white privileged.

  13. Anne says:

    I think I have read this story before. I don’t know if it’s the same professor or another one. This probably happens often … how dare these professors grade on grammar and spelling!!! That’s racist. On another note, many of my college-educated, black coworkers (I’m a teacher) consistently use the expression “on tomorrow” or “on yesterday” as in “We are going to have a test on tomorrow.” Drives me insane!!! But, I just about lost it when a black principal, when telling us that a coworker’s mother had passed away, told us “Ms. Smith mother going to be funeralized on tomorrow.” I’m not joking ….. funeralized.

  14. Anne says:

    I think I have read this story before. I don’t know if it’s the same professor or another one. This probably happens often … how dare these professors grade on grammar and spelling!!! That’s racist. On another note, many of my college-educated, black coworkers (I’m a teacher) consistently use the expression “on tomorrow” or “on yesterday” as in “We are going to have a test on tomorrow.” Drives me insane!!! But, I just about lost it when a black principal, when telling us that a coworker’s mother had passed away, told us “Ms. Smith mother going to be funeralized on tomorrow.” I’m not joking ….. funeralized.

  15. Dan Northrup says:

    SQL is soooooo racist. Especially when I drop a table when I should have just truncated it.

  16. Dan Northrup says:

    SQL is soooooo racist. Especially when I drop a table when I should have just truncated it.

  17. Appalled By The World says:

    Mebbe if the dam stoopid teachers be teachin ebonics we not be havin this promblem.

  18. Appalled By The World says:

    Mebbe if the dam stoopid teachers be teachin ebonics we not be havin this promblem.

  19. Jim says:

    Butchering the English language since the Emacipation Proclamation, and learnin’ dere kid da same.

  20. Jim says:

    Butchering the English language since the Emacipation Proclamation, and learnin’ dere kid da same.

  21. Jim says:

    Not in Mexifornia, they have a more oriental work force.

  22. Jim says:

    Not in Mexifornia, they have a more oriental work force.

  23. artfuldgr says:

    the group should try to read Frederick Douglass. his writing is used for examples of good grammar… he was a slave who became free, and was known for his composition… but he is also known for showing the 1/6 person issue helped free the slaves and was not racist…

    Where
    justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails,
    and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized
    conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor
    property will be safe.

    Frederick Douglass

    I
    am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never
    intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and
    progress.

    Frederick Douglass

  24. Artfuldgr says:

    the group should try to read Frederick Douglass. his writing is used for examples of good grammar… he was a slave who became free, and was known for his composition… but he is also known for showing the 1/6 person issue helped free the slaves and was not racist…

    Where
    justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails,
    and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized
    conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor
    property will be safe.

    Frederick Douglass

    I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never
    intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and
    progress.

    Frederick Douglass

  25. dan says:

    My friend Steve suggested this to me ….along the same lines :
    Confessions of a Public Defender
    http://www.amren.com/features/2014/05/confessions-of-a-public-defender/

  26. dan says:

    My friend Steve suggested this to me ….along the same lines :
    Confessions of a Public Defender
    http://www.amren.com/features/2014/05/confessions-of-a-public-defender/

  27. grayjohn says:

    They need to just get out of the university. There is no point in any of them being there. They won’t learn anything worthwhile, bitch and cry phony racism constantly, and bring down everything to their semi stone age, or stoned age, level. Everything they touch turns to shit.

  28. grayjohn says:

    They need to just get out of the university. There is no point in any of them being there. They won’t learn anything worthwhile, bitch and cry phony racism constantly, and bring down everything to their semi stone age, or stoned age, level. Everything they touch turns to shit.

  29. dan says:

    what used to be fascinating was watching the transformation they make between the business district or school and the hood/home….now they act ignorantly and without a thought to decorem wherever they are

  30. dan says:

    what used to be fascinating was watching the transformation they make between the business district or school and the hood/home….now they act ignorantly and without a thought to decorem wherever they are

  31. dan says:

    13% of the population and 40% of the prison population

  32. dan says:

    13% of the population and 40% of the prison population

  33. mackykam says:

    I can understand the term ” on the morrow” as it is old English. ‘On morrow’ not so much except it sounds like Caribbean Island Talk. Funeralized? Just plain laugh out loud funny, unless, of course after being funeralized she was crematesized.

  34. mackykam says:

    I can understand the term ” on the morrow” as it is old English. ‘On morrow’ not so much except it sounds like Caribbean Island Talk. Funeralized? Just plain laugh out loud funny, unless, of course after being funeralized she was crematesized.

  35. hiram says:

    dan, this is one awesome article. Thanks.

  36. hiram says:

    dan, this is one awesome article. Thanks.

  37. Americangirl5 says:

    UCLA…are we really surprised?

  38. Americangirl5 says:

    UCLA…are we really surprised?

  39. Jim says:

    This is as pathetic as the HBCU debate team that RAPPED for their competition entry. WTF ? When does this PC multicultural diversity INSANITY come to an end ? When ?!

  40. MedicBear says:

    This is as pathetic as the HBCU debate team that RAPPED for their competition entry. WTF ? When does this PC multicultural diversity INSANITY come to an end ? When ?!

  41. rex freeway says:

    The new college student…..

  42. rex freeway says:

    The new college student…..

  43. bobdog19006 says:

    Drudge had a story to day that on average, college students today read at a 7th grade level. That means that half of them don’t even read THAT well.

  44. bobdog19006 says:

    Drudge had a story to day that on average, college students today read at a 7th grade level. That means that half of them don’t even read THAT well.

  45. […] known as moonbattery has the same effect on everything it touches, whether it be politics or education or even […]

  46. christopher bridger says:

    “show a complete lack of empathy and are unable to conceal a morality based on the satisfaction of immediate, base needs.”

    This is scariest of all. This was always part of criminal mentality; now it seems to be cultural and spreading.

  47. christopher bridger says:

    “show a complete lack of empathy and are unable to conceal a morality based on the satisfaction of immediate, base needs.”

    This is scariest of all. This was always part of criminal mentality; now it seems to be cultural and spreading.

  48. christopher bridger says:

    This kind of thing doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. They don’t deserve to learn the intricacies and beauty of the English language. Let them stay stupid and speak the same way – then I know what kind of person they are. (And I admit, my English ain’t perfict neither.)

  49. christopher bridger says:

    This kind of thing doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. They don’t deserve to learn the intricacies and beauty of the English language. Let them stay stupid and speak the same way – then I know what kind of person they are. (And I admit, my English ain’t perfict neither.)

  50. Tchhht!!! says:

    Yeah, but hebe not nigga enough.

  51. Tchhht!!! says:

    Yeah, but hebe not nigga enough.

  52. Silence Dogood says:

    Corrections by teachers=LEARNING. If they’re not there to learn WHY are they there? #Morons

  53. Silence Dogood says:

    Corrections by teachers=LEARNING. If they’re not there to learn WHY are they there? #Morons

  54. Tchhht!!! says:

    Liberal way of thinking: You can’t expect blacks to perform as well as whites because they are inferior. Therefore, blacks must be given a pass.

  55. Tchhht!!! says:

    Liberal way of thinking: You can’t expect blacks to perform as well as whites because they are inferior. Therefore, blacks must be given a pass.

  56. […] times, sad times. Posted by The Barrister in Education at 15:06 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) Trackbacks […]

  57. octa bright says:

    The wheel WILL turn and they will find themselves stuck in either the most menial positions or subsisting on very slim charity. There will come a time when the cry of racism will be ignored. They are throwing away their best chance to leave the underclass. They will be subject to racism and nobody else will care.

  58. octa bright says:

    The wheel WILL turn and they will find themselves stuck in either the most menial positions or subsisting on very slim charity. There will come a time when the cry of racism will be ignored. They are throwing away their best chance to leave the underclass. They will be subject to racism and nobody else will care.

  59. Bill Roy says:

    I’m not racist, but I’m sorry, some black people act like niggers.

  60. Bill Roy says:

    I’m not racist, but I’m sorry, some black people act like niggers.

  61. Anne says:

    No, they weren’t using the Old English expression. This was just ignorance. This was just saying “on tomorrow.” (And, also, saying “on yesterday” which, as far as I know, doesn’t have any connection to Old English. It was annoying…. to say the least.
    Also, notice my lack of apostrophe s on the possessive. That was another rampant mistake I heard all the time… (I’m going by my Momma house. This is Tyrone book. You see Quanisha new car?) etc… etc….

  62. Anne says:

    No, they weren’t using the Old English expression. This was just ignorance. This was just saying “on tomorrow.” (And, also, saying “on yesterday” which, as far as I know, doesn’t have any connection to Old English. It was annoying…. to say the least.
    Also, notice my lack of apostrophe s on the possessive. That was another rampant mistake I heard all the time… (I’m going by my Momma house. This is Tyrone book. You see Quanisha new car?) etc… etc….

  63. mackykam says:

    Be that as it may, I have a greater problem with the made-up name ‘Quanisha’ than I do with a lack of the possessive. Also, I can really understand the concept behind ‘ on morrow’ if morrow is a stand-in for not knowing what day of the week it is, and using the term a substitute for, say, on ” Tuesday.” But to really appreciate pidgin English one must definitely listen to India Indians speak. As for ‘my Momma house’ , think of it in terms of ‘my welfare check.’ And we both know that is really meant as a plural, LOL.

  64. mackykam says:

    Be that as it may, I have a greater problem with the made-up name ‘Quanisha’ than I do with a lack of the possessive. Also, I can really understand the concept behind ‘ on morrow’ if morrow is a stand-in for not knowing what day of the week it is, and using the term a substitute for, say, on ” Tuesday.” But to really appreciate pidgin English one must definitely listen to India Indians speak. As for ‘my Momma house’ , think of it in terms of ‘my welfare check.’ And we both know that is really meant as a plural, LOL.

  65. hiram says:

    and the hierarchy of needs for them seems to be screwed up. Why is it that they never “need” food or diapers, but “need” cases of liquor and big screen TV’s? Pay close attention to those looting videos…

  66. hiram says:

    and the hierarchy of needs for them seems to be screwed up. Why is it that they never “need” food or diapers, but “need” cases of liquor and big screen TV’s? Pay close attention to those looting videos…

  67. hiram says:

    lol… you just reminded me of a time I was driving with a guy in downtown Columbus Ohio. He was from Tennessee. We were at a stop light, and the car next to us was a white caddy with gold trim, 4 black guys in it, and a stereo blasting gansta rap that was shaking our windows. The light turned green, and he let them get ahead over the next block so that we could hear ourselves think.

    A minute later, after the din had died down, he said, “Now man, I don’t want you to think I’m racist or anything, ’cause really I’m not. But I hate niggers. I just hate ’em.”

    There’s a difference, and we should always remember that.

  68. hiram says:

    lol… you just reminded me of a time I was driving with a guy in downtown Columbus Ohio. He was from Tennessee. We were at a stop light, and the car next to us was a white caddy with gold trim, 4 black guys in it, and a stereo blasting gansta rap that was shaking our windows. The light turned green, and he let them get ahead over the next block so that we could hear ourselves think.

    A minute later, after the din had died down, he said, “Now man, I don’t want you to think I’m racist or anything, ’cause really I’m not. But I hate niggers. I just hate ’em.”

    There’s a difference, and we should always remember that.

  69. Americangirl5 says:

    Sadly, I know this first hand as an English teacher at the college level. “U shuld reed what ive red.” ;-(

  70. Americangirl5 says:

    Sadly, I know this first hand as an English teacher at the college level. “U shuld reed what ive red.” ;-(

  71. bobdog19006 says:

    Just as a reminder, remember that you are not allowed to beat students for stupidity. It’s a rule or something and it’s probably mentioned in your contract.

  72. bobdog19006 says:

    Just as a reminder, remember that you are not allowed to beat students for stupidity. It’s a rule or something and it’s probably mentioned in your contract.

  73. Beautifully said. I never thought of myself as racist, but I’m quickly learning how, thanks to our post-racial president….

  74. Beautifully said. I never thought of myself as racist, but I’m quickly learning how, thanks to our post-racial president….

  75. Grammer? Don’t want to be accused of actin’ all white n’ shit……

  76. Grammer? Don’t want to be accused of actin’ all white n’ shit……

  77. Light_V_Dark says:

    Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. Alexis de Tocqueville.

    http://content.bandzoogle.com/users/RebellionDogsPublishing/images/content/Alexis-deTocqueville.jpg

    http://api.ning.com/files/R-6mpTBINMCtjbsp4vh55zCrJprD5JsDOCxdhi47Izxg4IYW6KiQAuW952FyyJZxWZab8S2MSaXTDxTHEIepblae7UY5oH7Q/552128_486995871325602_1320848314_n.jpg

    http://youtu.be/eB-m6BnUgIU
    My former best friend Tommy Mc., wore, and probably still wears Che Tees and berets. He introduced me to these lunatics, back in the day…

    I hated them then, but smiled…Most of you have never heard this crap before…BECAUSE, WE HAVE HATED OURSELVES SINCE AT LEAST, THE MID 60$, DUE TO OUR BEING SO ICKY TO THE POOR COMMUNISTS…NOW, SAVAGE TERRORISTS…

  78. Light_V_Dark says:

    White Liberals actually cultivate weeds, poisons sumac, oak, ivy and, skunk cabbage…

    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2006/322/9fbe3e80-2bfd-4e78-a731-b7a81ecf1c5a@news.ap.org.jpg

    What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice. Those who occupy this world are “workers,” “minorities,” “the little guy,” “women,” and the “unemployed.” They are poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised, exploited and victimized. They bear no responsibility for their problems. None of their agonies are attributable to faults or failings of their own: not to poor choices, bad habits, faulty judgment, wishful thinking, lack of ambition, low frustration tolerance, mental illness or defects in character. None of the victims’ plight is caused by failure to plan for the future or learn from experience. Instead, the “root causes” of all this pain lie in faulty social conditions: poverty, disease, war, ignorance, unemployment, racial prejudice, ethnic and gender discrimination, modern technology, capitalism, globalization and imperialism. In the radical liberal mind, this suffering is inflicted on the innocent by various predators and persecutors: “Big Business,” “Big Corporations,” “greedy capitalists,” U.S. Imperialists,” “the oppressors,” “the rich,” “the wealthy,” “the powerful” and “the selfish.” http://www.libertymind.com/

  79. Light_V_Dark says:

    White Liberals actually cultivate weeds, poisons-sumac-oak-ivy and, skunk cabbage…

    http://media.townhall.com/townhall/reu/ha/2006/322/9fbe3e80-2bfd-4e78-a731-b7a81ecf1c5a@news.ap.org.jpg

    What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice. Those who occupy this world are “workers,” “minorities,” “the little guy,” “women,” and the “unemployed.” They are poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised, exploited and victimized. They bear no responsibility for their problems. None of their agonies are attributable to faults or failings of their own: not to poor choices, bad habits, faulty judgment, wishful thinking, lack of ambition, low frustration tolerance, mental illness or defects in character. None of the victims’ plight is caused by failure to plan for the future or learn from experience. Instead, the “root causes” of all this pain lie in faulty social conditions: poverty, disease, war, ignorance, unemployment, racial prejudice, ethnic and gender discrimination, modern technology, capitalism, globalization and imperialism. In the radical liberal mind, this suffering is inflicted on the innocent by various predators and persecutors: “Big Business,” “Big Corporations,” “greedy capitalists,” U.S. Imperialists,” “the oppressors,” “the rich,” “the wealthy,” “the powerful” and “the selfish.” http://www.libertymind.com/

    This man can PUT SOME THOUGHTS TOGETHER, NO?

  80. Light_V_Dark says:

    David Zucker (Airplane, Naked Gun, etc.) was MUGGED BY REALITY ON 911…This movie was pretty good, but H-Wood hated it so bad, they sold tickets for other movies, so it would bomb, which it did…THEN, the DVD’s seem to have been sabotaged. I gave some to friends, who thought their players were going to blow up…

    We have to face it…It would appear that people who hate America, have a MAJORITY HERE. http://youtu.be/QgEli5zAi0U

  81. Light_V_Dark says:

    David Zucker (Airplane, Naked Gun, etc.) was MUGGED BY REALITY ON 911…This movie was pretty good, but H-Wood hated it so bad, they sold tickets for other movies, so it would bomb, which it did…THEN, the DVD’s seem to have been sabotaged. I gave some to friends, who thought their players were going to blow up…

    We have to face it…It would appear that people who hate America, have a MAJORITY HERE. http://youtu.be/QgEli5zAi0U

  82. Kneale says:

    Some white people too.

  83. Kneale says:

    Some white people too.


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