Prof corrects minority students’ capitalization, is accused of racism

CRacial 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.

Val Rust, a professor of education and information, was the official target of the sit-in.

“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.

Read the full article at the Daily Caller.

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  • syvyn11

    Dear God! is there nothing that these idiots will not consider ‘racist’. sorry kids, life is a tough place, toughen up.

  • Brett the Brit

    Tough love. Someone reading a job application won’t be so kind.

  • Invictus_Lux

    Don’t correct just capitalize the grade – F

  • Cindy Williams Lau

    That’s right! Minorities can’t possibly be expected to be as intelligent as non-minorities! What a country.

  • Dustin Bennett

    Imagine the outcome if there was a white male only university. There are black colleges and women colleges. But no white colleges, THAT would be racist…

  • Fre20741

    Looks like actually getting an education is not that important to these minority groups

  • red_fez

    We be livin’ in a Obama world. Ah duz waht ah wanst.

  • James Carpenter

    How do they know he only corrected black students?

  • TheElfHerself

    At least having a women’s college makes sense!

  • jean

    what a load of garbage . how did they get to this level and not be able to use in context , spell correctly ??

  • making_pie

    Maybe the monkeys dudn’t have enough bananas durin thu sit in. They be like–where be thu bananas?

  • AZWarrior

    They want the degree but don’t want to earn it. After all, look how many want a check without working.

  • John V.

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • James McEnanly

    I don’t see this person writing anything more than protest signs, and irrelevant, illiterate, internet posts. Like it or not, we are judged by how we use language. By offering corrections, the professor was trying to help this person sound a little less crazy to anyone reading his work.

  • Perso Nasplit

    The students probably assume only minorities make mistakes, and the professor wouldn’t need to correct non-minorities. Racism is prevalent in people who think they are victims of racism.

  • http://www.water-research.net/ Brian Oram

    this is crazy