MATH AS RACIAL OPPRESSION

The following absolutely jaw-dropping load of sick, social-justice idiotica comes to us from what is supposed to be the Seattle school system.

Excerpted from Eric Utter’s commentary at americanthinker.com:

Something called the “K–12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework,” created by a Seattle Public Schools “Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee,” is intended to instruct students that math is intimately connected to racial oppression.  Students will be taught “how technology and/or science have been and continues [sic] to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.”  The framework, the final draft of which is scheduled to be completed by September 2020, will also attempt to “explain how math dictates economic oppression.”  That’s correct: math.

Tracy Castro-Gill, the ethnic studies program manager at Seattle Public Schools, noted that the framework is intended to redress the fact that the district has not been properly serving minority students.  Castro-Gill said, “The goal is to disrupt the status quo and do something different.” 

The framework curriculum will consist of four themes: Origins, Identity, and Agency; Power and Oppression; History of Resistance and Liberation; and Reflection and Action.  Resist those integers!  Free yourselves from the bonds of multiplication!

Well, you can’t say this isn’t an effort to “disrupt the status quo and do something different”.  It is making sure that one of the most basic tools which enable people to be productive, even functional, will now be treated as a racist enemy.

One immediate accomplishment, for whatever it’s worth, is proving that I make mistakes.  Because every time I think these lunatics can’t get more insane, something like this comes along and proves me wrong.

My condolences to the public school students of Seattle.  You are – again – being dumbed down and programmed as left-wing robots, made useless except for dutifully, robotically, voting for those nice folks who made you this way on election day.

On the other hand, look at the bright side.  At least you can say you’re just like California.

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