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“Woke” Award Of The Week – “We Don’t Need no Grammar!”

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Rebecca Walkowitz, who chairs the English Department at Rutgers University, should consider changing her name to Rebecca WOKEowitz to better reflect her position on implementing radical progressive policies. Walkowitz chose "Juneteenth" to inform staff, faculty, and students about a new initiative to "contribute to the eradication of systemic inequities facing black, indigenous, and people of color," by deemphasizing traditional grammar rules. The email entitled, "Department actions in solidarity with Black Lives Matter," endorses the requirement at Rutgers for all fall 2020 English instructors to attend at least one workshop remotely on "how to have an anti-racist classroom." Also, the email details the "launching a web page to provide access to events, resources, and affiliated groups," while also "organizing two teach-ins focused