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UCLA Protesters Call Good Grammar Racist

 
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A University of California Los Angeles professor recently came under fire from a number of students for what they described as racist behavior. According to professor emeritus Val Rust, the entire controversy arose from his effort to instill in his students a higher grammar proficiency.

“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,” he explained in a letter, noting “these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate.”
He claimed that some students accused him of “micro-aggression” for pointing out mistakes in grammar and punctuation.
Rust noted that another complaint arose regarding a conversation about race that took place among a couple of students in one class. A number of demonstrators took part in the protest as some even occupied Rust’s classroom.

Read more at [link to www.westernjournalism.com]
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aww geez

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God forgive you learn proper grammar IN SCHOOL!
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I can't think of anything stupider to label racist.

In fact, behind the scenes and with deadly purpose, language is enduring an all out assault.

Just imagine language breaking down and civilization following suit.
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The whole Freakin' world is off its rocker! wtf
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What next? Dressing in a suit and tie's racist? Maybe we should all wear our pants round our knees and talk in one syllable words. FFS.
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Only In America,...
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I've not got the right words to describe how infantile this appears to me.
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I've not got the right words to describe how infantile this appears to me.
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Same.

They are seriously abusing the race card in every possible way.
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And thanks for the pin! :)
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I've not got the right words to describe how infantile this appears to me.
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Same.

They are seriously abusing the race card in every possible way.
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:racist5:


Instead of empowering themselves, these students are content with just scraping by in life. WHy bother going to college?
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Racism is a difficult charge to disprove, which explains why it is such a popular accusation among leftists.
Banned as usual.

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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
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I guess illiterate masses are easier to control?

People that can read and write are dangerous to the overlords!

And the scary thing is, that newspeak is absolute reality.

It's just called "politically correct language".
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And these young adults are just out of schools that marked their homework with smiley faces and that taught them "good feelings/emotions = 'good".

When anyone is taught "things that FEEL good are good" they do not have to ever be told "things that FEEL bad are bad/evil wrong" because our brains do it for us. It is programming.

Now you got kids growing up meeting a professor that doesn't put happy faces on their papers and is correcting them in their English and punctuation. It FEELS bad to them so like the programmed individuals that they are, they respond with the only conclusion that they can draw in their minds - you are a naughty, mean, baddie racist professor.

Guys, understand this. When somebody says "X is" your brain also program's the inverse without them even saying it.
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College writing is tough. It is the exact opposite of the casual writing that youth have grown accustomed to through emails and texting. Yes, it does matter that your word usage, grammar, and punctuation be flawless. When people write scientific papers, business plans, or even a complaint to some party they can expect to get zero respect and to not be taken seriously if they are not even capable of assembling a paragraph.

Does this inspire:

"Hi, I bought you'r vaccuum recently Its the 1 for 39.99 at walsmart.
first time i used it it worked good but then the handle kept comin off the hose an the motor began makin a humin noise when the bag got fool. I took it back 2 walsmart an they told be I was goin to have to ship it to you.I dont have the money or the time or the pachience to deal with all this. I just wants my money back."
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


I guess illiterate masses are easier to control?

People that can read and write are dangerous to the overlords!

And the scary thing is, that newspeak is absolute reality.

It's just called "politically correct language".
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That's why the elites want a mongrel world to rule over. The primitive races always long to go back to their original state. Even those which are educated in the Western way and apt in it, deep inside have a longing to destroy all its progress. Only the white races in their original form have in them the unquenchable aspiration to rule over nature. This is undeniable as for thousands of years before meeting each other the primitive races rejoiced in nature unmolested while the whites struggled with an unstoppable will to rule over it. The mix of these races creates an inner conflict which results in entropy. Mongrel peoples while in a majority state and unsupervised by white administration inevitably degenerate into chaos.

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Banned as usual.

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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43053124


You did little better.

What are you trying to prove anyway? That bad grammar is ok? That you are smarter?

I think the point here is that black ebonic students must be held to account to the same degree as white students. All of us who have been through college are well aware how stringently writing is taken. And why shouldn't it be? Should we as learned citizens not be masters of our own language?
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


I guess illiterate masses are easier to control?

People that can read and write are dangerous to the overlords!

And the scary thing is, that newspeak is absolute reality.

It's just called "politically correct language".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43591318


That's why the elites want a mongrel world to rule over. The primitive races always long to go back to their original state. Even those which are educated in the Western way and apt in it, deep inside have a longing to destroy all its progress. Only the white races in their original form have in them the unquenchable aspiration to rule over nature. This is undeniable as for thousands of years before meeting each other the primitive races rejoiced in nature unmolested while the whites struggled with an unstoppable will to rule over it. The mix of these races creates an inner conflict which results in entropy. Mongrel peoples while in a majority state and unsupervised by white administration inevitably degenerate into chaos.
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However with the right programming the primitive races and their mongrel derivations pose no threat to a well made control system and their elite creators. However what these elites don't take into consideration is that while these races won't give them as much competition for hegemony, they won't be able to maintain such a beautiful world for them to enjoy as they do now. I guess they're planning to remain in their own private countries and allow the mongrel slaves to keep their goods and services being produced.
Banned as usual.

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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43053124


You did little better.

What are you trying to prove anyway? That bad grammar is ok? That you are smarter?

I think the point here is that black ebonic students must be held to account to the same degree as white students. All of us who have been through college are well aware how stringently writing is taken. And why shouldn't it be? Should we as learned citizens not be masters of our own language?
 Quoting: Unixlike


I see no actual corrections there, just some rephrasing, in some cases making the sentences actually worst off that they initially were. Specially the "for people not aspiring for improvement". I think that's just plain bad writing.
Banned as usual.

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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43053124


You did little better.

What are you trying to prove anyway? That bad grammar is ok? That you are smarter?

I think the point here is that black ebonic students must be held to account to the same degree as white students. All of us who have been through college are well aware how stringently writing is taken. And why shouldn't it be? Should we as learned citizens not be masters of our own language?
 Quoting: Unixlike


The point is there are virtually an infinite number of ways to improve grammar. The more concepts or ideals communicated in writing the more improvements to grammar that potentially exist.

Think of it as a limit. You can correct grammar to infinity but the message will never change. It's like precision. You can work to the one-millionth decimal place but is that level of precision really needed to get the job done?

What's more important is the message (clear, concise and effective) and the logic behind it. I'm not saying grammar is not important, but there is a LIMIT that it is pointless exceeding.
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Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea that can be easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everybody makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people to not aspire to improve their grasp of language is insane.

Its like these kind of people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and could lead to.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50532730


Grasp of language is a tool that sets the mind free. A good idea when easily communicated is more powerful than any bullet.

Everyone makes grammar and spelling mistakes, but for people not aspiring for improvement of their grasp of language is insane.

It is like these people have never read 1984 and understood what newspeak was about and leads to.


See that? I just corrected your some of your most basic grammar mistakes. You can do better!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43053124


You did little better.

What are you trying to prove anyway? That bad grammar is ok? That you are smarter?

I think the point here is that black ebonic students must be held to account to the same degree as white students. All of us who have been through college are well aware how stringently writing is taken. And why shouldn't it be? Should we as learned citizens not be masters of our own language?
 Quoting: Unixlike


The point is there are virtually an infinite number of ways to improve grammar. The more concepts or ideals communicated in writing the more improvements to grammar that potentially exist.

Think of it as a limit. You can correct grammar to infinity but the message will never change. It's like precision. You can work to the one-millionth decimal place but is that level of precision really needed to get the job done?

What's more important is the message (clear, concise and effective) and the logic behind it. I'm not saying grammar is not important, but there is a LIMIT that it is pointless exceeding.
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I can get along with that.
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Only In America,...
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I can't think of anything stupider to label racist.

In fact, behind the scenes and with deadly purpose, language is enduring an all out assault.

Just imagine language breaking down and civilization following suit.
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allow me to offer you a helping hand:victory:

And another thing, anyone who eats meat etc. to deliberately make their poop brown [poop doesnot have to be brown nor black, and is a mean, nasty, racist act], must from now on eat collard greens to poop green poop, or they are being maliciously racist, and psychologically rubbing black’s face in it.

Now then letus discuss your brown asshole, and a permanent colostomy for your racism.
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ahhh
Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.

Whatever feels good to your soul, do that.
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I guess illiterate masses are easier to control?

People that can read and write are dangerous to the overlords!

And the scary thing is, that newspeak is absolute reality.

It's just called "politically correct language".
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Illiterate people are easier to control i agree completely.

Look at the internet, how much it has changed the world, its made everybody freer IMO.

Those in control hate the free uncontrolled communication of ideas when they cant regulate it.
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Someone better tell these fools about Microsoft Word and Google Chrome. These programs would be completely racist to these ass clowns.

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I've not got the right words to describe how infantile this appears to me.
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Same.

They are seriously abusing the race card in every possible way.
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and to be so sublimely stupid as to allow one of Father's only other pure race on Earth, their own, to be turned into a dirty word, "NeGROw"





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