Honest question: In the world of academia, is there anything left that isn’t seen as racist?
— Campus Reform (@campusreform) October 23, 2017
Geometry is based in white privilege, says a tenured professor at the University of Illinois. https://t.co/vBW9KsiaBA
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 25, 2017
More from Campus Reform:
Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that teachers must be aware of the “politics that mathematics brings” in society.
“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. 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,” Gutierrez argued.
Gutierrez also worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege, fretting that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”
Math also helps actively perpetuate white privilege too, since the way our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white.
Hey, speaking of math, we lost count of how many times we rolled our eyes reading that.
And education professor.#DestroyEducationSchools
— Sean Hackbarth (@seanhackbarth) October 25, 2017
Who’s going to tell her we use Arabic numbers?
— John A. Boudet (@JohnBoudet) October 25, 2017
She should look up the etymology of the term "Algebra."
— LeBron Jeremy (@50megatonFbomb) October 25, 2017
As an algebra and statistics teacher, I vehemently disagree. Arabic mathematicians began & developed Algebra, the gateway to higher math imo pic.twitter.com/KFoCX8Mlnf
— Nancy Ginn (@nancy_ginn) October 25, 2017
What's next? Names of days of the week perpetuate white privilege b/c of etymology? These profs should teach more & virtue signal less.
— (((Mark David))) (@mdavidhfx) October 23, 2017
— Brain (@waddatwit) October 25, 2017
The only thing colleges will be teaching in 20 years is grievances.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 25, 2017
Twenty years? It probably won’t take nearly that long.
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