“The overwhelming majority of people view language rules such as spelling and grammar as static and coming from a place of authority. This is false, as both constitute discursive practices and there is no single authority on the English language. Therefore, arguing for a “correct” form of English is more often than not a racist act on the part of a white person, particularly if that white person is seeking to realign the speaker (a person of color or indigenous person) with the so-called “civilized” language of the colonizer. It undermines the project of reclaiming language to attempt to correct the new language and dismiss the intentional transgression as incorrect.”
-Language, Power, Privilege and Discourse: Why Grammatical Prescriptivism Reasserts a Bigoted Status Quo (Via The Africana.com) by Muna Mire, University of Toronto student and opinions editor for The Strand. (via hashtagnextlevel)
Apparently, I am a racist. Or maybe just an aesthetician.