WTF Wednesday


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.”

You can’t make this shit up.

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28 Responses to WTF Wednesday

  1. Just another example of how woefully unprepared American youth are for college. A generation ago they would never have been admitted if they could not spell, write and follow the rules of grammar.
    The dumbing down of America continues.

    • elliesmom says:

      I had parents complain that spelling and grammar shouldn’t count on science papers, only in English class. One went so far as to write a complaint to the school superintendent because there was too much red ink on her daughter’s papers. He was laughing when he asked me what we were going to do about it. He corrected the grammar and spelling in the parent’s letter and sent it back to her, and I started grading papers in purple.

      Teachers who expect good grammar, spelling, and handwriting they can read are “old-fashioned, out of touch, Luddites”. But we all know autocorrect doesn’t always know what word you meant to use, and if you can’t do the math yourself, you’ll never know if you entered the numbers incorrectly on your calculator. You can do a math problem that predicts a dragonfly with a wingspan as long as a football field and never question your answer.

  2. Lulu says:

    These are graduate students! How did they graduate high school and undergraduate schoolif they are only semi-literate? I guess they think if affirmative action is good enough for the highest office in the land it should apply to little old them too in UCLA graduate school. No one should hurt the little snowflakes feelings by telling them they are idiots.

    • The Klown says:

      I went to Turkey Tech (no foolin’, that’s CSUS’ unofficial name) which is just a lowly cow college but my professors were nitpicky about spelling, grammar, punctuation and citation format. They even specified the font, font size, margins and line spacing.

      As one prof put it, “You are supposed to know this stuff already!”

    • sleepyhead says:

      Um, have you ever read Michelle O’s Princeton senior thesis? She is borderline illiterate. Or, as Christopher Hitchens said, you can’t really say that you’ve read it, because it isn’t written in any known language. I used to edit/proofread other students’ papers in college for extra cash, and saw a lot of poorly written paragraphs, but trying to decipher her language hurt my head. (Note: I am not even talking about the actual content of her “work”, which basically seems to have consisted of talking to her fellow black students about how much they all hated Whitey, but merely about the grammar and construction.)

  3. angienc says:

    I like how they put “lessons” in quotation marks — because it isn’t grammar lessons, it’s grammar aggression.

    FFS — this is, sadly, the not unexpected conclusion given the direction this country has taken. Nonetheless, every single one of these idiots should be expelled — they obviously aren’t learning shit in school. Heck, maybe the entire UC system should be shut down if this is what people *are* learning there.

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, transparency !! Wasn’t there a dramatic moment when security moved in on heckler guy and Obama told them, “no, it’s okay, he can stay” ? Brilliant theater.

      • Lulu says:

        They are having to recycle the stunts. Fainting, heckling, big ear jokes, he could have been the greatest at whatever, etc. Next up saying something nasty and snide about Michelle. It is like they have a list of diversionary stunts and just check them off, get to the end, then start over although they are going through them fairly quickly these days. Too bad no one gives a shit but the media. He is such a boring mediocrity. Axeldouche needs to write them a new list. LOL.

    • The Klown says:

      If that had been real instead of staged Obama would have been pissed. He hates being interrupted.

      And NOBODY gets that close to the POTUS without being vetted by the Secret Service.

  4. The Klown says:

    Stink Progress:

    Stores Risk Shopper Backlash By Denying Workers Their Thanksgivings

    Of course they have a picture of Walmart. Progs hate Wallyworld. It’s where the proles shop.

    • elliesmom says:

      The closest supermarket to our house used to be open Thanksgiving morning until noon, but this year they’re going to be closed all day. I asked the store manager if it was because they feared a backlash, and he said “no”. It’s because too many of their cashiers and baggers are on high school football teams or cheerlead, and he couldn’t find enough people who would come in willingly to work. And I quote, “There’s nothing like a pissed off customer service department to get everyone in a Thanksgiving mood.”

    • There’s this ridiculous meme going out that this is the 1st Thanksgiving workers have had to work during the day, miss eating turkey and being with their families.

      While the progs have had no problems with the stores opening at midnight, they are now upset in grand proportions that Thanksgiving is disrupted for retail workers— and now even boycotting these stores. Prog elitism at its best. Obviously these boycotters had no idea that retail workers have had to miss turkey dinners because of the need to arrive 3 sometimes up to 5 hours early to get the stores ready for them at midnight, while grocers keep employees for most of the day to accommodate last minute needs.

      {btw, anybody know what time Apple stores open for Black Friday?}

      • helenk3 says:

        would the progs be willing to stay home on Thanksgiving so that transit workers could have dinner with their families? Of course many worker will not be happy to give up the overtime pay that might help their families have a better Christmas or help pay their bills
        A family gathering to celebrate something does not have to happen on a certain date.

  5. The Klown says:
    • The Klown says:

      Two Minute Hate with guest star Kelly Osbourne

      • The Klown says:

        This is what she said:

        British personality Kelly Osbourne knows a thing or two about royalty, but she says even her native land’s royals don’t shut down traffic like President Barack Obama did this week.

        Osbourne, the daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, went on a Twitter rant when she couldn’t drive home due to the traffic snarl from Obama’s latest fundraising effort in Beverly Hills.

        Been driving around for over an hour trying to get home because the “president” is at a party on my street the police won’t let me go home I can’t get back to my dogs and I’m starting to freak out!

        Why is Obama at a party on my street? I am so moody over this! I have been at work since 6:30am my dogs are trapped In my house because Obama wants to party for campaign $

        I come from a county of real royals and they don’t even pull this shit for the Queen!

        • Anthony says:

          I come from a county of real royals and they don’t even pull this shit for the Queen!

          Interesting that it took this long for anyone to criticize our Queen….

        • DeniseVB says:

          Good thing she wasn’t flying. Airports shutdown take offs and landings when Obama’s personal flying winnebago’s coming in. You ought to hear the rants on that, especially when it means missing connecting flights.

        • votermom says:

          I’d be pissed if someone wouldn’t let me back home, specially if I had cold groceries in the car.

    • DandyTIger says:

      How dare she criticize our queen. Off with her head.

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