So using proper English is now not proper? Didn’t know that speaking a language correctly was considered racist. All those years of school teaching you when to use a comma or which ‘their’, ‘they’re’, or ‘there’ to use were a waste of time.
Why aren’t the English majors of this country rebelling right now? This must be nails on a chalk board for them.
The Writing Center at the University of Washington is telling students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism.
A press release put out by the University of Washington’s Writing Center argues that “there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” and that pressure to conform to proper American grammar standards perpetuate systems of racism.
“Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” claims the writing center’s statement.
“Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of the way people communicate in particular versions of English.”