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Antiracism and the Composition Classroom
As with all systems, college composition can be used as a tool for white supremacy. The college composition classroom has long been used as a gatekeeping mechanism to sort students into categories of those who could perform white english and those who could not. Below, please find a few resources that will help you work against perpetuating racism in your classroom.
Asao Inoue's Language Facts:
- All spoken language changes over time.
- All spoken languages are equal in linguistic terms.
- Grammaticality and communicative effectiveness are distinct and interdependent issues.
- Written language and spoken language are historically, structurally, and functionally fundamentally different creatures.
- Variation is intrinsic to all spoken language at every level.
*Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies p.29
Research and Pedagogy Resources
Teaching with Tension by
Call Number: (Education Library) LC1099.3 .T45 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
Writing Studies and Antiracism
Statements From the Field