Postmodernist reasoning taken to its logical conclusion. Starts with zero, ends with identity-maths.
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The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) has determined that math is subjective and racist.
In a draft for its Math Ethnic Studies framework, the ESAC writes that Western mathematics is “used to disenfranchise people and communities of color.”
Hammers and drills too. They build mansions for white people. Tools of oppression.
Using the ESAC’s framework, Seattle’s public school students will be able to “construct & decode mathematical knowledge, truth, and beauty” so that they can contribute to their communities.
Just what we need. More people to contribute wokeness and entitlement.
Students will also analyze the ways in which “ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture,” and “identify how math has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.”
Six. Seven. Hate. Nine. Let’s ban the number hate!
In 2017, a University of Illinois math professor Rochelle Gutierrez argued in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics surrounding the subject of mathematics.
Right now Gutierrez is oppressing black and asian mathematicians:
“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. “Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.”
Some mathematicians are more equal than others:
Gutierrez also wrote that the importance of math skills in the real world places what she calls an “unearned privilege” for those who are good at it.
Unearned privilege being defined as anyone lucky enough to spend twenty years practicing algebra.
Because most math teachers in the United States are white, white people stand to benefit from their grasp of the subject disproportionate to members of other races.
Is she really saying afro-hispanic-asian people can’t learn maths from white teachers? If I said that, they’d put me in jail.
“Are we really that smart just because we do mathematics?” she asks, raising the question as to why math professors get more grants than “social studies or English” professors.
Indeed. Why do lawyers earn more than maths professors? Why do English professors get paid more than hair dressers? It’s so unfair. We could pay everyone the minimum wage. To quote that great Russian ethnic: “From each according to his ability,…” Did leftist intellectual reasoning start with Karl Marx, or end there?
Shame Prof Gutierrez cant see cultural injustice. People who are good at maths have been oppressed for a hundred thousand years. The Eulers of the iron age were wasted, digging holes and smiting voles. They were denied their cultural identity, mocked for their spear throwing and forced to live in a world without numbers, or even a PDP-11. Now, after 5,000 generations, finally they have a chance to shine.
It’s free world. We won’t expect her to turn up to the national sorry maths day, but Gutierrez can always work on her own culturally inclusive maths, with woke numbers, and use it to design her own unoppressive phone.
h/t Howard “Cork” Hayden