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Only in America: The racial politics of grammar correction

A minority student group accuses a professor of racism for correcting grammar — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A minority student group at the University of California, Los Angeles, is accusing a professor of racism for correcting grammar and punctuation in minority students' assignments. The group, Students of Color, says "the grammar 'lessons'" are acts of "micro-aggression" that have created "a hostile class climate." Professor Val Rust said he was just trying to help students, but conceded they "don't feel that is appropriate."