It’s hard to figure out what to make of the people in this story. Should these people be laughed at, or pitied?
Recently, a group of 25 self-described “Students of Color” held a sit-in to support poor English writing skills. They whined about the “racism” of being offered constructive criticism of their lack of grammar, spelling, and punctuation abilities.
As products of dysfunctional government schools, many if not all of them have little or no writing skill. Many of them don’t know they have no writing skills. They have been lied to and had their heads patted so often by paternalistic liberals that they can no longer recognize the truth about their shortcomings.
We can expect little else from students who have never been dealt with honestly.
What makes this situation still more ridiculous is that the target of their protest was a professor of Education and Information. Apparently, the poorly educated students who registered for this course expected more lies and head pats rather than actual instruction. Claiming to be “aggrieved minority students,” these spoiled brats proved they haven’t enough brains to realize the value of authentic education.
Using the psycho-babble phrase “micro-aggression” to characterize the professor’s “insulting” act, the black spoiled brats issued a statement likely written by someone who was not offended by being taught how to construct a few sentences in standard American English. Reading their childishly injected “big” words certainly makes the point that most of them don’t get it.
They said, “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. The barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate.”
The likely “cherry on top” of this story is the probability that the professor is a liberal (this IS UCLA, after all) who comes from the same “educational” approach that created these spoiled “Students of Color” who cry racism when someone tries to teach them something. They are actually so poorly educated that they can’t conceive of anything else to yell but “racist.”
Hey, they’ve watched it work before!
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