(THE COLLEGE FIX) — You’d expect the typical progressive to say that calling someone lazy is an ableist slur.

If you’re the department chair of higher education at the University of Denver, on the other hand, being called lazy is a badge of honor.

Prof. Ryan Evely Gildersleeve, whose background is “primarily out-of-classroom learning contexts with non-dominant youth,” argues today in the research journal Qualitative Inquiry that “lazy practices can become useful for postqualitative inquiry that seeks to disrupt normative explanations of the world.”

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