Rutgers University adjusts grammar rules in solidarity with Black Lives Matter​

The English Department is instituting a series of reforms that cuts across the entire university.

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  • Rutgers University's English department is instituting anti-racist policies, workshops, and initiatives in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
  • Linguistic diversity and less emphasis on "traditional" grammar will be honored across the department's courses.
  • Jonathan Holloway, the college's first Black president, said the school name will not change despite slaves having built the original institution.
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