A white teacher in a California high school has been seen claiming that she won’t teach proper English because grammar is “white supremacy.”
Marta Shaffer teaches English at Oroville High School but in a social media post she said she is “inclusive of all kinds of ways we use the language” because speaking or writing English properly is racist.
Per Fox News:
“I try to undermine that B.S. in my classroom as much as I can,” she said in a video highlighted by the Twitter account LibsofTikTok.
Fox News Digital identified Shaffer as the teacher in the video and reached out to Oroville High School for comment but didn’t receive a response.
She said, “We study linguistics and the rules that we actually use to communicate instead of the made-up rules that White supremacy created for when we write papers and stuff, which is what scholars call the ‘language of power.'”
The teacher praised students’ academic essays for including “AAVE” language – African-American Vernacular English.
“As an educator I am constantly worried if I’m the problem. What do I mean by that? Well public education is an institution that upholds lots of problematic systems in our society like white supremacy, and misogyny and colonization, etc,” she continued. “Well, let’s look at how we write essays [where we] start with an introduction that includes a thesis, always cite your sources, use transition words like ‘however’ and ‘therefore.’ These are all made-up rules. They were created by Westerners in power. Which got me thinking, what if I started my school year with a unit honoring how we talk rather than teaching students how to write properly.”
These kind of dangerous nutcases who are destroying the educations of every kid unfortunate enough to encounter them need to be excised from our school systems in every corner of this country.
And don’t for a second imagine that this is only happening in California or New York. This is happening in nearly every classroom in every state.Commentary