You know the world is completely upside down when an educational institution rewards students who complete research which condemns the English Language as racist.
According to the The Daily Cardinal, that’s what is here:
UW-Madison junior Erika Gallagher conducted research about code switching, also known as code meshing, in which people change their regular speech tendencies to fit into the mold of what is commonly accepted as appropriate.
Ebonics is a variety of English that is commonly found in the center of large cities that have been historically populated primarily by black people. It is commonly found in slam poetry, as well as hip-hop and rap music.
Gallagher, a Posse scholar, began her research during her time as an undergraduate Writing Fellow this semester. She said she realized, as she sat in her seminar class of predominantly white students, that she wanted to focus on standard written English and how it excludes marginalized groups.
Would you believe she was selected as one of an elite group of students from across the country for her insights into this research?
And of course she wants to further more leftist rationale by continuing this study:
She presented her research at the Collegiate Conference on Composition and Communication in Portland, Ore., earlier this semester. She was selected as one of roughly two dozen undergraduates from across the U.S. to participate in the conference, which is typically attended by graduate students and professors.
Too bad no one ever taught her that raising the bar for all Americans in education raises the bar for the culture.
Bowing to the lowest common denominator does the opposite.