At the University of Washington in Tacoma, the writing center has declared that American grammar is racist. See here. First of all, this doesn’t help the student who wants to learn to write. I am against any politicizing in writing courses, whether it’s from the left or the right. Such courses should be teaching writing and nothing else, and politicizing them interferes with the teaching of writing. And teaching them that the rules are arbitrary constructs set down by white racists is even worse. But second, it’s just white bashing. Every language has its rules, and that applies to languages developed by black Africans as much as those developed by whites. One may say that white bashing doesn’t hurt whites since they are already too privileged to be hurt, but it creates an atmosphere in which race relations are soured. Blacks come to see everything around them as racist, and white racists get angry and justify their racism by the reverse racism that they see “egalitarians” practicing. It’s counter-productive.