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University of Washington, Tacoma: Expecting Americans to use proper grammar 'perpetuates racism'

University of Washington, Tacoma: Expecting Americans to use proper grammar 'perpetuates racism' --'While overt racism is usually easily identified, more elusive are microaggressions...' | 22 Feb 2017 | The Writing Center at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is telling students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. A press release put out by UW Tacoma's Writing Center argues that "there is no inherent 'standard' of English," and that pressure to conform to proper American grammar standards perpetuate systems of racism. "Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent 'standard' of English," claims the writing center's statement. "Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people in hierarchies or restricting opportunities and privileges because of the way people communicate in particular versions of English." [Put a fork in me. I am done.]