got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.
REBLOG A MILLION TIMES
And an ululating fuck youuuuu to UK universities for assuming that their illiterate homegrown idiots know better English than people like me and the OP. Yeah, sure, when a terrifying percentage of LITERATURE UNDERGRADS in the UK don’t know the difference between your and you’re and their, they’re and there. Oh sure, their English is better than mine. Bitch, I learned to read before the age of three and have spent most of my life doing nothing else. The range of my vocabulary and my capacity to manipulate the English language are both far superior to anything 99.9% of the British population could ever come up with. You want “native fluency”? I learned to speak English the same time I learned Bangla, my “native” tongue, and Hindi - in other words, WHEN I FUCKING LEARNED TO SPEAK. I started reading and writing English way before any other language and it remains my preferred medium for conveying complex thought. And oh, I am dyslexic but unlike those natives of Britain who cite dyslexia as the reason behind their indecipherable typing, I maintain impeccability of grammar and spelling in the written medium without the benefit of having received any remedial aid whatsoever. Please tell me again how my lack of “native fluency” makes me incapable of dealing with a subject that I studied for SEVEN FUCKING YEARS in high school and as an undergrad before completing grad school with it in one of the toughest Englit departments in the UK.
Ragini—check out Finland! Seriously amazing educational opportunities there.