20th February 2017
The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.
Nowadays that’s certainly true, although it’s anti-white racism, which is (I suspect) not what they mean.
The Tacoma Writing Center’s prioritization of social justice over grammar resembles previous concerted efforts to legitimize incorrect speech, such as Ebonics, “inventive spelling,” and “whole language.”
The proglodytes have a vested interest in normalizing deviance, expressed here in language, in order to boost the self-esteem of their political Underclass base.