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When will Blacks learn that they are never going to be able to compete in a world of ideas or a world of actions when they view everything through the prism of race. Unfortunately, the progressive socialist democrats and their grievance industry have taught the past two generations to claim racism when they do not get a free pass on the rules and regulations that affect everybody else.

Can you believe this “micro-aggression” bullshit?

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.

If the truth be told, what right does a single person have to disrupt the education of an entire class over such a trivial and subjective matter? I have listened to any number of high-ranking blacks in the Obama Administration who apparently were appointed based on their skin color. Because their ideas pointed to intellectual bankruptcy and their presentation was anything but perfect. Using big words inappropriately or out of context does not make you appear important, it is the quality of your ideas and the reasoning behind them that makes you important and relevant.

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.” Some 25 students participated in the sit-in, including five of the 10 members of the class.

Relaxed standards, ideology over education – and you get ill-educated graduates who “feel” rather than reason …

Val Rust, a professor of education and information, was the official target of the sit-in, though the aggrieved minority students had problems with UCLA’s handling of racial issues that went far beyond just one classroom, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Rust is guest-lecturing in China this week, and did not respond to a request for comment. He sent a letter to his colleagues in the education department, however, in which he clarified that he meant no offense to minorities. I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don’t feel that is appropriate,” he said in a statement, according to The Daily Bruin.

Some of the corrections were clarified by sit-in organizer Kenjus Watson. Rust told one student that she should not capitalize the word “indigenous” in her papers. This correction was ideologically-motivated, according to Watson.

Rust admitted that he likely made matters worse by not aggressively and proactively taking the side of a minority student who was engaged in an argument with a white female student. The minority student told the woman that she had no right to feel oppressed, and Rust did not express agreement either way.

Read more at: Prof corrects minority students' capitalization, is accused of racism | The Daily Caller

Why does the Professor need to take any political, racial, or non-academic position unrelated to his educational obligations? Why should he apologize, when it is somewhat apparent from the tone and tenor of this story, that the student was seeking an opportunity to put forth a grievance – possibly to fit-in or impress her political activist friends.

These students should all be given the grades that they deserved. And, the self-serving racially-motivated students who infringed upon the rights of other students should have been removed by the University Cops as unwelcome distractions to education. The student who complained should have their paper reviewed by another department head and the findings presented to the Chancellor for further action. Possibly sending the student to the Academic Senate to face disciplinary action if appropriate.

Call me a racist, the word has absolutely no meaning any more …

It used to be that a charge of racism and bigotry was a stain on your honor. Well, no more! Because the race hustlers and grievance industry has falsely labeled anyone who disagrees with their progressive socialist position as a racist, the word has no meaning.

One need only to observe those who are angry when President Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats are called out for their abominable policy choices, both foreign and domestic. It can’t be the perfect policy of the enlightened one, so it must be racism and bigotry. Well folks, traitors come in all colors as do patriots. And, where our “affirmative action” President is concerned, his lack of experience and degree of incompetence has nothing to do with his color. In fact, he was given a pass because of his color and the historic occasion of being the first black president. And, his arrogance, corruption, and incompetence transcends even that of former President Jimmy Carter, the father of Iranian Islamo-fascism.

Bottom line …

We all have grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization problems from time-to-time. The trick is to learn from your mistakes, not protest the one who is trying to help you to be a better writer and communicator.

UCLA’s tolerance for race-baiting and political activism is well-known, perhaps second only to Bezerkeley (University of California, Berkeley) or the “Little Red Schoolhouse” to those in the political realm.

If blacks want special privileges – especially when their performance is substandard – they are committing themselves to being a permanent underclass. I would love to know what this student’s major might be as this type of crap does not fly in any of the fact-based hard sciences. That is, unless you are a progressive socialist democrat – and then you can make up the science as necessary to push your political agenda.

Is there any wonder there are so many aggrieved minorities wandering among us? They have been taught by the race-baiters, the grievance industry, and the progressive socialist democrats that their ancestors earned them the right to special privilege. Sorry, but I never owned slaves and my ancestors were an oppressed minority. But, I do not assume the world owes me a life of special privileges and perks. The only privilege I have is freedom – won in part by my Father as he faced down America’s enemies in the brutal fighting in the South Pacific.

-- steve

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