This Doesn’t Add Up: Liberals Think Math is Racist
Courtesy of Def-Con News
Move over 4 because now 2 + 2 = white supremacy. At least according to the Seattle public schools. The liberals in charge of educating the city’s children have decided that instead of giving students the tools to succeed, they’ll give ‘em an excuse to fail by proclaiming math racist. Math? It’s numbers that don’t discriminate. I’m aware that the left thinks everything is racist and yet somehow, I’m still shocked when they come out with crap like this.
A curriculum on the Seattle Public School website for the ethnic studies program lets it be known that math is the tool of white supremacists. Here’s the description for a class called “Power and Oppression.”
Power and oppression, as defined by ethnic studies, are the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see “Western” mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence. This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color. This erases the historical contributions of people and communities of color. (emphasis theirs)
Wow, that’s a lot of leftist BS to take in. So, there are different kinds of math? Western math and then people of color math? What is the difference? Maybe in communities of color Pi = something with sweat potatoes in it and insisting it’s actually 3.14159265359 is racist. Then again, maybe not. Numbers are numbers.
Math is one of the few things that is completely non-subjective. It has rules that apply to everyone doing it and the numbers add up the same way no matter what a person’s skin color or ethnicity is. It’s not culturally biased against anyone since it exists in the same way for all people.
Despite what this Seattle Public School curriculum says, there aren’t different kinds of math. There isn’t “Chinese math” Indian math” and “European math,” there’s just math. Even when lefty teachers try to use ebonics on math word problems, the numbers still add, multiply or divide the same way for white kids.
This ridiculous thing Seattle is teaching kids also accuses white Europeans of culturally appropriating math as if white people are not entitled to use math. As if any white person who ever solved an equation is guilty of a hate crime. I guess history isn’t something Seattle teaches because it was primarily the ancient Greeks who invented and perfected mathematics. Perhaps they also don’t teach geography, or some students might notice Greece is part of Europe.
Making this as dumb as possible, according to the Seattle Public Schools this “math is racist” class is taught in “K-12.” Really? They’re giving ethnic studies classes to kindergarteners? Ethnic studies is something that future baristas take in college to waste their parents money. Why is this garbage being taught in grade school, middle school and high school?
In a weird and disturbing way, this makes sense. The point of K-12 is to prepare students for college. Since our liberal colleges and university only teach indoctrination into the whiny ways of liberalism, it stands to reason that preparing a student for that would involve a liberal indoctrination primer. Unfortunately, none of this actually prepares students for successful careers, but I think they are banking on the socialist takeover of America where everyone gets “free” stuff and won’t have to earn a living.