students grammar mistakes? - Photo Credit Advance the Struggle
If you are a college student in Obama’s America then you are wondering if the protest at UCLA is a throwback to the 1960’s civil rights era or is it just Affirmative Action 2013. Whether or not racism is alive and well on the left coast at UCLA, it appears that a white professor who has been targeted by some minority students is certainly not engaged in discrimination.
What is his alleged sin? He is accused of correcting the grammar of some minority students who did not conform to graduate level standards, reported the Young Conservatives. Is it a crime? Maybe it is a crime, but Professor Val Rust of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies did not commit it. That most onerous crime was committed by teachers of these minority students in K-12 and perhaps even undergraduate studies.
This is tragic because all too often, minority students who are not working at the graduate level standards which are expected are far too easily drawn to the post-Obama era “Somebody did this to me…and they are probably white,” sloganeering. In a hot minute you can expect the civil rights Calvary headed to the UCLA campus in the guise of General Incompetent Al Sharpton and Colonel Rhyme-a-Lot Jesse Jackson.
Former President George W. Bush would have labeled the problems these minority students face as the soft discrimination of low expectations. After all, Rust was quite clear about his alleged issues with the student’s performances. Professor Rust explained in a letter to the department that, ”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.”
So what exactly are these students expecting the result to be by engaging in an endless series of 60’s era sit-ins and protests? Are standards in graduate schools supposed to be lowered and lesser levels of achievement supposed to be acceptable?