On Friday, The College Fix — a libertarian news website focused on higher education in the United States — issued out an unsurprising development in the saga of American colleges scarily metamorphosing into utter insanity.
The story revolves around Asao Inoue, a professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. Inoue, with his clear distinguishment in the art of writing, is planned to lead a seminar next month hosted at American University. The topic of the seminar? Why college professors should stop grading the quality and content of college papers — to combat racism, of course.
That isn’t a joke. On the seminar’s own website, it writes in gargantuan words, “Grading Ain’t Just Grading: Rethinking Writing Assessment Ecologies Towards Antiracist Ends.” One plenary description on the site writes how “Inoue will discuss the ways that White Language supremacy is perpetuated in college classrooms…” Another writes how “White racial habits of language” predominate the judgements of college papers.