In an age of stupid people claiming stupid things about race, gender, and sexuality, the following story stands out among the rest…which is hard to do, given that we live in the age of stupidity.
My new motto for life: “Welcome to the 21st Century, where everything is stupid!”
Just when I thought there couldn’t be anything dumber than canceling Dr. Seuss or Mr. Potato Head, I was proven wrong.
Now, educators in Oregon are claiming that math is racist.
Yes, math. I am not kidding—though oh, how I wish I were.
Nothing says racist like the Pythagorean theorem or calculus, apparently.
According to the woke Oregon Department of Education, solving for one right answer is racist and promotes “white supremacy.”
If you don’t believe me, then check out the following report from Fox News. Get ready to bludgeon your eyeballs out from the idiocy of what you are about to read:
“The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages ‘ethnomathematics’ and argues, among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer.
An ODE newsletter sent last week advertises a Feb. 21 ‘Pathway to Math Equity Micro-Course;’ which is designed for middle school teachers to make use of a toolkit for ‘dismantling racism in mathematics.’ The event website identifies the event as a partnership between California’s San Mateo County Office of Education, The Education Trust-West, and others.
Part of the toolkit includes a list of ways ‘white supremacy culture’ allegedly ‘infiltrates math classrooms.’ Those include “the focus is on getting the ‘right’ answer,” students being ‘required to ‘show their work,’ and other alleged manifestations.
The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,’ the document for the ‘Equitable Math” toolkit reads. ‘Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.’”
Wow, who would have thought that finding one right answer in math—which is based on definable principals which can’t be abolished because of some fake notion that math is racist— was an expression of white supremacy?
If only I would have known that back when I was in school, I could have used that as an excuse to get out of math class. Bummer.
These are the people currently teaching our kids. This should terrify us all.
I have to admit, I thought that history and English courses were the only two school subjects under threat from the radical Left.
I didn’t even consider that they would target math.
That was a mistake on my part. I should have known that the woke crowd can never find a hole too deep to jump into.
If we have learned anything from this story it should be this: Don’t ever underestimate the idiocy of the far Left and those who work in public schools.
Please, for the love of God, if you have kids in public schools, get them out of there before it’s too late.
The sake of our national sanity depends on it!