After eight years of Barack Obama's race-baiting ways, leftwing Americans see everything through the lens of race. One leftwing professor showed this once again this week, when she argued that algebra and geometry are "racist" and perpetuate white privilege.
“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," University of Illinois Professor Rochelle Guttierez argued in a new anthology for math teachers, adding that math 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,” she went on to lament. She then worried that that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege, complaining that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans."
Gosh, I wish somebody had told me I could use my white privilege to excel at math when I was in school!
It seems that a white American can't even be good at math without being accused of "racism" these days. Making math about race is ridiculous. Unlike subjects like English literature or history, for example, math is fairly straight-forward. It always has a right or wrong answer. You either "get" that answer correct, or you don't, regardless of whether your skin color is white, brown, red, or purple!
It's ironic that left-wingers are always accusing conservatives of racism, when they are the ones constantly making everything about race. What Guttierez fails to realize is that her entire argument is racist against white people. Telling someone that they are only good at math because of their white completely negates all their accomplishments in that field simply because of their skin color. Of course, however, white people can never be victims of racism in the eyes of the leftwing.
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