Is It a Professor’s Job to Correct Grammar Mistakes – Evidently Not in Some Schools

Anyone who reads this blog is aware that I am sick of many things and people being accused of being racist – in stupid situations. The liberals don’t seem to understand that their complaints are “watering down” the impact of their claims. I blogged about that very topic and comparing their racist claims to the old story of the boy who cried wolf.

There is another story in the news – now a professor is being accused of being racist for correcting grammar etc mistakes for black students. Not pointing the finger at ANY race or ethnicity – but take a look at any social media for 5 minutes and tell me that people don’t need grammar lessons….

But back to this report from the Daily Caller –

Prof corrects minority students’ capitalization, is accused of racism

Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments.

The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class.

“A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor,” wrote the group in a statement to the college. “[The] barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/26/prof-corrects-minority-students-capitalization-is-accused-of-racism/#ixzz2nfHDl8Ig

 

 

 

 

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