California Grad Students Claim Correcting their Spelling is Racist

Protesters hold up placards showing the portrait of German central bank executive Thilo Sarrazin before a public reading to present his book 'Deutschland schafft sich ab' (Germany does away with itself) in Potsdam

Nothing says white privilege like correct spelling.

And who is to say what the correct spelling of a word should be? Why privilege the Euro-centric model of linguistic integrity over a multi-dimensional approach that takes in the voices of everyone and respects their spelling choices?

What about Native American trans-women of color in wheelchairs who refuse to spell to protest the historic injustices against their people?

Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom.

Rust said students in the demonstration described grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals as a form of “micro-aggression.”

“I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate,” Rust said in the letter.

I recall a lot of acts of micro-aggression by my teachers. I had no idea that spelling corrections were really acts of war.

Now these are grad students, working on computers that have spell check built in, making spelling errors that are egregious enough to require constant corrections.

He said the protesters were also responding to a conversation in class between two students about critical race theory that he allowed to take place by not stopping the discussion.

The demonstration’s organizers said they are aware of several examples in the graduate school where minority students claimed they faced challenges and “micro-aggressions” from professors.

Nora Cisneros, a graduate student who participated in the sit-in, said the group chose to hold their protest because they feel Rust’s class does not encourage a climate where students of color can discuss issues of race openly.

Inability to discuss issues of race openly is PC code for someone disagreeing with the contention that all white people are racist. Rust is being targeted because he apparently allowed someone, presumably white, to disagree.

Now the radicals, who are doing the same thing that California students have been doing for a while, will pressure UCLA to hire some of their fellow radicals for top positions.

Meanwhile UC will refuse to address Muslim Anti-Semitism and harassment on campus. Because that form of bigotry is politically correct.

  • Veracious_one

    The students don’t really want an education…they just want the diploma….

  • Veracious_one

    The students don’t really want an education…they just want the diploma….

    • Cat’s Meow

      You mean the jobby-job, as Snoop Dog once said, the diploma clinches.

    • Inane Rambler

      Who cares if you actually learn anything, as long as you got that piece of paper?

      • Boots

        A Master’s Degree in anything with “studies” after it won’t do them any good anyway (there’s virtually no market for GLBT/Women’s/Black/Asian Studies degrees even at McDonald’s) so I’d take their money and not expect them to do any work… put them further into debt starting life with no where to sell their worthless degrees. Aren’t we all looking to hire someone who comes into the job already thinking they’re a victim and have no skill set other than whining? I can’t wait to see them cry racism because they have no skills when they chose not to use the talent they have… and haven’t figured out how to use spell check on their papers then resumes.

        • George Clark

          Hell, a Master’s Degree in English Lit ain’t doing me so well these days. It’s been cheapened by the AA idiots who get into grad programs for no reason other than their color.

  • Race_Dissident

    As the Left sows, so shall it reap.

  • Race_Dissident

    As the Left sows, so shall it reap.

    • Cat’s Meow

      Problem is … we’re all gonna reap their harvest of sorrow.

    • john spielman

      or is it reep, or repe, or even raep?

  • Cat’s Meow

    You mean the jobby-job, as Snoop Dog once said, the diploma clinches.

  • Cat’s Meow

    Problem is … we’re all gonna reap their harvest of sorrow.

  • Gee

    I for one agree. It is terrible to correct their grammar and spelling. Stop doing it!!!!

    Just give them a failing grade without telling them why.

  • Gee

    I for one agree. It is terrible to correct their grammar and spelling. Stop doing it!!!!

    Just give them a failing grade without telling them why.

  • Inane Rambler

    Who cares if you actually learn anything, as long as you got that piece of paper?

  • john spielman

    or is it reep, or repe, or even raep?

  • UCSPanther

    Probably the same type of idiots who have no problem with teaching ebonics in public schools…

  • UCSPanther

    Probably the same type of idiots who have no problem with teaching ebonics in public schools…

    • Inane Rambler

      And also the type who get’s pissed off when it’s pointed out that ebonics was invented by white rednecks in the south.

      • OldArmyVeteran

        Excuse me, from where did you pull that “fact”? There is a big difference between saying “Y’all come over” and “We be chillin’ in da crib wit ma homies”

      • UCSPanther

        I’m not sure on that. Modern ebonics does show some influence from the lazy vernacular of lower class Southern whites, but it has become a separate dialect in itself, often manifesting itself in the heavy use of crude slang and obscenities.

        It is truly the language of gutter trash.

      • George Clark

        “get’s” [sic] is properly used as a possessive, but not in your context. The way that you are using it is as a contraction, and not grammatically correct. Did racist whites force you to be grammatically incorrect? Or is your lack of basic grammar skills a product of a faulty ebonic education? We would like to know, simply to help you if we can. Going “full democrat” simply makes you look lazy and stupid. You need remedial help with your grammar.

  • Inane Rambler

    And also the type who get’s pissed off when it’s pointed out that ebonics was invented by white rednecks in the south.

  • OldArmyVeteran

    I’m surprised they were able to write anything longer than 140 characters…

  • OldArmyVeteran

    I’m surprised they were able to write anything longer than 140 characters…

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Don’t be too sure that they can.

      • Gee

        Sure they can – just takes them a few more tweets, but they do it all day

  • OldArmyVeteran

    Excuse me, from where did you pull that “fact”? There is a big difference between saying “Y’all come over” and “We be chillin’ in da crib wit ma homies”

  • AG

    I think this video clip sums up our country today quite nicely.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=g37HT4-EtzE

  • AG

    I think this video clip sums up our country today quite nicely.

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=g37HT4-EtzE

  • .

    critical race theory

    “In philosophy, the term critical theory describes the neo-Marxist philosophy of the Frankfurt School, which was developed in Germany in the 1930s. Frankfurt theorists drew on the critical methods of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. ” -wiki

    I hate the Frankfort school. They are the gift that keeps on giving. Their works are like a virus. If it was buried and then rediscovered aeons from now it would reinfect the body politic.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_theory

  • .

    critical race theory

    “In philosophy, the term critical theory describes the neo-Marxist philosophy of the Frankfurt School, which was developed in Germany in the 1930s. Frankfurt theorists drew on the critical methods of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. ” -wiki

    I hate the Frankfort school. They are the gift that keeps on giving. Their works are like a virus. If it was buried and then rediscovered aeons from now it would reinfect the body politic.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_theory

    • kikorikid

      Critical Theory was thrown to the curb almost as soon as
      the Frankfurt loons thought it up. Bitch-Whine,bitch-whine etc…
      What the FS did give us was/is Cultural Marxism leading
      into Multiculturalism and Political Correctness.
      Phuc PC>

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Don’t be too sure that they can.

  • kikorikid

    Critical Theory was thrown to the curb almost as soon as
    the Frankfurt loons thought it up. Bitch-Whine,bitch-whine etc…
    What the FS did give us was/is Cultural Marxism leading
    into Multiculturalism and Political Correctness.
    Phuc PC>

  • DogmaelJones1

    How ever did these brutes make it all the way to grad school? Oh, I know. Affirmative Action. Special push-aheads for the illiterates. So, who are the privileged here? “White racists” or brown or black racists? Who are the “oppressed,” and who are the “oppressors”? Let me guess.

  • DogmaelJones1

    How ever did these brutes make it all the way to grad school? Oh, I know. Affirmative Action. Special push-aheads for the illiterates. So, who are the privileged here? “White racists” or brown or black racists? Who are the “oppressed,” and who are the “oppressors”? Let me guess.

    • NAHALKIDES

      Of course, if your graduate major is something called “Critical Race Theory” or any of a dozen other non-academic “subjects”, you don’t have to be all that bright to get admitted to the program.

  • Boots

    A Master’s Degree in anything with “studies” after it won’t do them any good anyway (there’s virtually no market for GLBT/Women’s/Black/Asian Studies degrees even at McDonald’s) so I’d take their money and not expect them to do any work… put them further into debt starting life with no where to sell their worthless degrees. Aren’t we all looking to hire someone who comes into the job already thinking they’re a victim and have no skill set other than whining? I can’t wait to see them cry racism because they have no skills when they chose not to use the talent they have… and haven’t figured out how to use spell check on their papers then resumes.

  • UCSPanther

    I’m not sure on that. Modern ebonics does show some influence from the lazy vernacular of lower class Southern whites, but it has become a separate dialect in itself, often manifesting itself in the heavy use of crude slang and obscenities.

    It is truly the language of gutter trash.

  • Gee

    Sure they can – just takes them a few more tweets, but they do it all day

  • George Clark

    “get’s” [sic] is properly used as a possessive, but not in your context. The way that you are using it is as a contraction, and not grammatically correct. Did racist whites force you to be grammatically incorrect? Or is your lack of basic grammar skills a product of a faulty ebonic education? We would like to know, simply to help you if we can. Going “full democrat” simply makes you look lazy and stupid. You need remedial help with your grammar.

  • NAHALKIDES

    Of course, if your graduate major is something called “Critical Race Theory” or any of a dozen other non-academic “subjects”, you don’t have to be all that bright to get admitted to the program.

  • Biff Henderson

    Judging from the correspondence that was sent home in my granddaughter’s book bag from the school’s administration affirmative action hires are already addressing the micro-aggression issue as they are free to butcher the English language at will.

  • The March Hare

    It is sowing stupidity in order to reap voters.

  • Bryan Schmick

    I’ve got an idea. Why not just award doctorates to everyone (citizen and non-citizen alike). This will save the government from having to pay Pell grants, it will save people the expense of actually going to school, millions of teachers will return to their professions, and it will introduce people into the workforce much earlier allowing society to benefit from a greater amount of people’s time being ready to work. On the other hand, the doctor removing my spleen will have to resort to Wikipedia to find out where it is, the architect designing the next skyscraper will have ‘extensive experience with Legos’ on his/her resume, and the Lawyer defending me in court will not even know how to spell jurisprudence (but that’s the complaint being offered anyway). Did anyone else watch the movie Idiocracy?

    • Drakken

      Are we there yet?

  • catherineinpvb

    You Liberals created these ignoramuses. . .just one more insufferable, Lib gift to the world.

  • BagLady

    I once spent 3 months on a paper only to have it marred by the one thick red line drawn through the word ‘imput’. The lecturer had written ‘input’ in the margin. I fumed over this for quite a while.

  • BagLady

    I say “I couldn’t care less” but Americans say “I could care less.” This is clearly the opposite to the intended meaning,

  • BagLady

    Brown, black or yellow, getting to university does not require high academic achievement, unless you’re aiming for the Ivy League/Oxford/Cambridge. Paper aeroplanes are a common sight in lecture halls.

  • OldArmyVeteran

    Could not agree more George Clark. Lazy grammar is a prime indicator of a lazy mind. People who can’t string more than 3 words together to form a coherent sentence should not be mystified when someone else gets hired for a job – do you want your accountant to greet you with “‘Wassup, Home Boy?”

  • Mortimer Post

    I’d like to think this is a spoof, but have the sinking feeling that we’ve been catapulted into a world in which the insane (the illiterate insane, at that) truly DO run the asylum.

  • Cornell West

    I be rel upset what my spelling been fixed by dem racist honkies