According to Arizona State University Associate Dean Asao Inoue, grading students based on the quality of their work is racist. He should know; he suffered his own harrowing experience in high school after receiving a B instead of an A in English – not honors English, just plain old, dumb, ‘Merica English – simply because of his teacher’s deep hatred for all things and people Japanese.
After overcoming years of oppressive education, Professor Inoue has cracked the code to ending this “white language supremacy.” Labor-based grading. Never again must a student demonstrate excellence in writing to receive top marks in a class largely about writing. But why stop there? We know that both science and mathematics are racist subjects as well. What others may have slipped through the cracks? It is time to finally end the era of academic racism – it is time to implement labor-based grading across the board. Only when no one excels at anything can the idea of supremacy of any kind finally die.
Turning Japanese, I Think I’m Turning Japanese, I Really Think So
According to his blog, Inoue wasn’t always a professor of rhetoric and composition or an associate dean. Yes, once this hero of the hallowed halls of academia was just a man – and before that, just a boy. But before even that, he was just a baby. Before that … well, you know.
This tale begins as many do, back when “only birds tweeted” and “’drones’ were a kind of bee.” See what he did there? He worked the birds...