Political Dresser

Creepy Costume Idea: Auntie Maxine

Creepy Costume Idea: Auntie Maxine

The Wall costume not for you? The cost of feathers too high thanks to the EPA to go as Elizabeth...

Genius Idea: The Cursed Rocks of Gettysburg

Genius Idea: The Cursed Rocks of Gettysburg

This week’s bit of brilliance comes from the US National Park Service and might actually be...

Just Sayin’: You Might Want to Watch that Plastic Surgery

Just Sayin’: You Might Want to Watch that Plastic Surgery

A nip here, a tuck there, hey---even Ferraris need a little maintenance every now and then....

2017’s Controversial Costumes

2017’s Controversial Costumes

Move over Zombie Castro, the results are in for what the mainstream media has dubbed the most...

Memory Lane Monday: Tajikistan Texts

Memory Lane Monday: Tajikistan Texts

In keeping up with our Creepy October Mondays, this week PD (using our best Crypt Keeper...

Genius Idea: English Grammar is Racist

Real racism.Don’t worry, it’s not a PD Book Club pick.With white boards gone on college campuses, obviously the next logical step would be getting rid of English grammar.

The University of Washington’s Chief Writing Instructor, Dr. Asao Inoue, the author of such classics as Race and Writing Assessment and Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing For a Socially Just Future is ready to get rid of sentence structure that only, “Perpetuates inequality and white supremacy.”

By putting up posters that explain why English grammar is racist, Inoue hopes to, “Ensure that through compassion and careful consideration, staff do not inadvertently embrace racist practices.”Neither is this one.

Starting a sentence with a conjunction the posters read, “Because we all live, work, learn, and communicate within such racist systems, the consultants in the writing center assume that a big part of our job is to help students become more critical of these unjust language structures as they affect students’ writing and the judgment of that writing. In particular, being aware of racism as structural offers students the best chances to develop as writers and succeed on their own terms in an inherently racist society.”

Oh yeah, that kind of brilliance is worth every penny of your tuition. 

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 2 characters
terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • Guest (Chase)

    Institutions of "higher" education right?

    0 Like
  • Guest (Calle)

    I feel sorry for Inoue. It must be devastating to live in such a racist world.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Neeraj Shah)

    In particular, being aware of racism as structural offers students the best chances to develop as writers and succeed on their own terms in an inherently racist society.” Have a look at Kamagra 100mg Tablets which is good.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Tfbrielly)

    While some of the most esteemed brands in watchmaking are going through a rough patch, brands that are usually more associated with fashion replica watches are moving up the ladder with some serious watches! Chanel entered the watch world with the ceramic J12 and made quite an impression. Many years have passed since then, and the J12 is still one of the pillars of the brand. However, that is not all the fake breitling watches brand has to offer! Men, and ladies who enjoy a larger watch might be pleasantly surprised to find the Monsieur de Chanel in their collection. A bold jump hour watch that looks as essential as the little black dress that made Chanel so famous. The movement has some serious horological muscles as replica omega watches it is developed by independent master watchmaker Romain Gauthier! Dior takes a different route, yet not in the least less fascinating. It created a fake rolex watches miniature garden for around the wrist, by combining various crafts. Up to five specialists are needed to complete the dial of a single watch. The inspiration for them is the past and present collections of the house.

    0 Like
  • Guest (123123)

    While I have personally suggested that fake watches are passable by experts as authentic items,you can read more about the truth about fake rolex watches here.One counterfeit replica orologi rolex website operating today purports to be a family-owned business.Dans une pénurie rare avant la saison de chasse de la replique montre.

    0 Like

Search

Book Club

Social Widget

Due to the European Union's Cookie Act (it's not as delicious as it sounds) the EU wants you to know that we use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. More information.