Schools: Math Racist, Oppressed Need Liberation From the Right Answer
In Seattle, mathematics is no longer a matter of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, or integers, fractions, and variables.
A government-school document shows that students in Seattle will learn math in an ‚Äúethnic studies framework‚ÄĚ that depicts the subject as oppressive, and that the right answer to a math question might be relative to a person‚Äôs ethnicity and culture.
Upshot of the course: Math is a racist tool the white man uses to oppress ‚Äúpeople of color.‚ÄĚ
Words are nearly insufficient to describe the insanity of the proposal, but words aren‚Äôt really necessary.
Beginning in the 6th century BC with the Pythagoreans, the Ancient Greeks began a systematic study of mathematics as a subject in its own right with Greek mathematics. Around 300 BC, Euclid introduced the axiomatic method still used in mathematics today, consisting of definition, axiom, theorem, and proof.
I'm going to my bank today and will tell them that I feel they are oppressing me by the lack of zeros they fail to attribute to my account which says $2.28 but I know should really be $2,000,000.28. I shall supply the mentioned government school document as proof and demand a withdral. I will then donate all proceeds of this endeavor to the end Lincoln links fund for the preservation of sound minds.
One thing true about math, beyond its practical use, is that it helps one to think in an orderly fashion. But thinking is anti-leftist, so leftist control freaks are opposed to it. Like Neil said, the dependent and ignorant are easier to control and manipulate. Calling math racist is a lie, put forth by the real racists who want to keep their base on today's version of the plantation.
Some Southern states had anti-literacy laws, so the idea isn't new. What does one need math for when one receives Basic Income? I think this is the agenda behind such anti-educational proposals: ignorant morons are dependent and more easy to manipulate and control, just like American slaves were. Frederick Douglass recalled that learning how to read, while a slave, depressed him greatly, so in a way, the slaveowners had a point. BTW, Thos. "Stonewall" Jackson ignored this law, to his credit.
Even the Soviets would've considered this foolish, and produced some brilliant mathematicians.
The NAAIP (National Association for the Aggrandizement of Ignorant People) is demanding that the book of Numbers be eliminated from the Bible, and that all references to numbers (Ten Commandments, twelve apostles, ten lepers, etc.) be expunged. If their demands are not met, the organization has threatened to boycott God, church, the Bible, America, and, just for good measure, motherhood and apple pie.
And we wonder why American students cannot keep up with foreign students.
This is, in fact, a direct attack on the recognition of orderly nature of creation and the regular way in which the Lord Jesus sustains it by the word of His power. The attack is because failing or struggling at math is making kids feel badly about themselves, which therefore must be someone else's fault. Whose to blame? White men. Well, there were actual people who rewrote math approaches to make things more difficult. Perhaps instead of a generic shellacking, they should focus on the actual textbook writers and return to the old ways of teaching in which kids actually learned something?
Meanwhile, homeschooling avoids many of these pitfalls.
Well, they‚Äôve finally caught on. Now they realize that math is ‚Äúa racist tool the white man uses to oppress ‚Äėpeople of color.‚Äô‚ÄĚ (Of course they‚Äôre still blind to the fact that ‚Äúthe white man‚ÄĚ is in itself a racist term, but let them enjoy their little peccadilloes while they may.) Now I live in fear of the day when they discover that the ABC song is a favorite of lynch mobs, and that Old MacDonald is clearly a paean to white supremacy.