Dr. Asao Inoue, University of Washington writing guru, declares American grammar ‘racist’

Our thanks to Martin for this. An extract:

The writing center director, Dr. Asao Inoue, is the brains behind the operation to up-end students’ regressive notions of language. He is a “searcher of anti-racist writing assessment,” according to his Twitter profile, and has published two books on how to promote a “socially just future” by dismantling academic structures that reward proper grammar and usage.

The University of Washington did not immediately respond to Heat Street‘s request for comment, but vice chancellor of student affairs, Dr. Jill Purdy, noted in her own official statement that the program “is a great example of how we are striving to act against racism. Language is the bridge between ideas and action, so how we use words has a lot of influence on what we think and do.”

What next? I’m reminded of a character in Alice in Wonderland:

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Slowcoach

    Doctor Inoue is a clown.
    Or trouble maker.
    Or both.

    That he may have a degree (in both senses) of intelligence and academic ability only makes his behaviour not only all the more culpable, but also identifies him as the pernicious moral primitive and grievous carcinogen he is.

    Apart from that, alright.

  • Slowcoach


    I’M reminded of a line from 1984 also,

    “The destruction of language is a beautiful thing…
    the old newspeak dictionary was this thick, the new one only this thick.”

  • William Gruff

    Ugg, oogah fik nab toko lam dip. Me want.