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Profs Declare Correct Grammar Is Racist, No Such Thing As Standard English

Speakers at Towson University’s virtual “Antiracist Pedagogy Symposium” criticized university writing curricula and programs for being racist and perpetuating “Whiteness.”

The event occurred on June 17.

April Baker-Bell, associate professor of language, literacy, and English education at Michigan State University, argued that idea of Standard English among teachers is used to maintain racist assumptions about “Black language.”


Bell stated it is evident that “anti-Blackness that is used to diminish black language of Black students in classrooms is not separate from the rampant and deliberate anti-black racism and violence inflicted upon black people in society.”

“Teacher attitudes include assumptions that Black students are somehow linguistically, morally, and intellectually inferior because they communicate in Black language,” said Bell.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania English professor Cristina Sánchez-Martín stated that her efforts are designed to contribute to “undoing Whiteness” in university students’ writing.

“The repeated references to ‘correct grammar’ and ‘standard language’ reinforce master narratives of English only as White and monolingualism and a deficit view of multilingualism,” said Sánchez-Martín.

Originally posted at Campus Reform. Republished with permission.

Ethan Khaldarov
Ethan Khaldarov
Ethan Khaldarov is a New York Campus Correspondent with Campus Reform. He is a sophomore at St. John's University, where he majors in Legal Studies. Ethan will be attending St. John's School of Law in the fall of 2021.


  1. A friend of mine did a thesis on George Counts, Progressive Educationist, who decades ago promoted the directives to educators that the purpose of education is not the academic advancement of the individual. Education, he explained, is the “motor force of revolution.”

    • Thank you for that post. I’d never heard of George Counts so I read up on him. His activities, teachings and that quote neatly sum up the education system of America over the decades, which has finally reached the only conclusion it could have – the near total indoctrination of today’s youth to hate, hate, hate this country and its freedoms.

  2. seriously…?? So ghetto patois is now “English”? What a load of codswallop. That’s NOT English. It is Ebonics which is a stupid mishmash of barely understandable nonsense. By all means refuse to speak or write in standard English. When you find you can’t get a job don’t whine to us about it. And YES! there is standard English. There have been a legion of books about it from dictionaries to style.

  3. If I was hiring and some applicant came into my interview speaking ebonics, I’d throw their application straight into the trash. That’s what’s going to happen. Then they’ll blame racism for not be able to get good jobs. Boo hoo. Cry me a river.

  4. It be abou’ time. All dem white devils who trash eonic, deys all need to listen to dis wif bofe ear. Black man invent arithmatik and da peanut


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