The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist

The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist

Chris Menahan — Information Liberation April 20, 2016

According to The Guardian’s data editor Mona Chalabi, correcting people on their grammar mistakes is racist.

In her video “Grammar snobs are patronising, pretentious and just plain wrong,” which was shared yesterday on YouTube, Chalabi attacks “grammar snobs” who she says are using “an elite and increasingly outdated form of the English language.”

Chalabi argues that grammar “evolves” and attacks the “snobs” who believe we need a “common language” and “set of rules we can all understand.”

She says these snobs “conveniently overlook the fact the rules they’re talking about aren’t commonly held at all, they’re just their rules.”

“The people pointing out the mistakes are more likely to be older, wealthier, whiter, or just plain academic than the people they’re treating with condescension.”

“All to often, it’s a way to silence people and that’s particularly offensive when it’s someone who might already be struggling to speak up.”

“We should spend more time listening to what others have to say and less focusing on the grammar what they say it with,” she concludes.

While in the past poor grammar was something to be corrected, according to the feminists at The Guardian, it’s something to be embraced, because the only people who still use proper grammar are old, wealthy, academic white people.

Don’t strive to improve yourself, accept mediocrity.

In fact, place mediocrity above excellence, “we have to spend more time listening to what people who can barely speak have to say.”

One comment

  • theunhivedmind

    This politically correct gem comes from Mona Chalabi, an editor at the Guardian and relative of Ahmed Chalabi. For those with short memories, Ahmed Chalabi was the rich Iraqi exile who helped make the case for the 2003 invasion of his homeland.

    So with relatives like that it’s understandable that Mona Chalabi is none too forthcoming about her background. Suffice to say though it’s moneyed and privileged. Just like the people Chalabi condemns, except as she puts it, those who are racist are “whiter”.

    All of which leaves us wondering, who is actually being “racist” here? Or is Mona Chalabi just trying to encourage us to dumb down, the way Ahmed Chalabi once urged us to oust Saddam?


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