If Math Is White Supremacy, Civilization Is Finished

 

Two plus two equals four. No controversy there, right? Because in this universe, which happens to be governed by immutable laws of physics, which are expressed through unalterable mathematics, two plus two must always equal four, there’s only one right answer. And no one could possibly quibble with that, right?

Wrong! Reality-denying leftists insist that two plus two is deviously misleading and adds up to a whole lot more than four, if it even adds up to that. It’s all part of the larger equation of – and you know what’s coming – the dastardly, ubiquitous, never-ending, all-encompassing . . . drum roll, please . . . white supremacy!

It’s that invisible, incorporeal, and malevolent something-or-other that only leftists and race hustlers can detect in present-day America, but which according to them permeates everything, including math and probably right down to the subatomic quarks, neutrinos, and hadrons that constitute the fundamental particles of matter itself.

If you’re waiting for the woke insanity to burn itself out, you best not be too optimistic. There is no bottom in sight. And in line with the current woke spirit of the age, the left has now come for math and the state of Oregon, to no one’s particular surprise (after all, it spawned Antifa), is totally onboard with that. The Oregon Department of Education, in an e-mail, recently “suggested” that teachers take a course called “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction.” Here are a few choice excerpts from that e-mail:

“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false . . . Upholding the idea that there are always right or wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”

“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions.”

The course itself has numerous helpful suggestions, such as:

“Identify and challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist and racist views.”

“Expose students to examples of people who have used math as resistance. Provide learning opportunities that use math as resistance.”

Huh?! Did this drivel come out of Mao’s Red China? Will every first-grade arithmetic class in Oregon now become a Maoist “struggle session?” And how long before these “suggestions” become mandatory? The stupidity is unfathomable and the damage it does will be real. For instance . . .

Let’s say you’re a young black kid who has the misfortune of living in the People’s Republic of Oregon. And let’s say you have a dream of becoming an aerospace engineer or maybe even an astronaut. In order to achieve that laudable goal, you’re going to need to learn a ton of math. But then one day in class you are informed by your “teacher” that math is white supremacy. What are you going to do then? You’re just a kid, you don’t know anything about leftist politics. You’re not armed with the knowledge that would enable you to call this out for the garbage that it is. So what do you do?

Being obviously ambitious, will you find a way to rise above this destructive ideology and go on to achieve your goals? Or . . . will your dreams be destroyed by this ideology because you get convinced that going for it would make you a shill for the white power structure and so instead, you become a revolution-fomenting BLMer who seeks to destroy rather than create?

It’s anybody’s call, but one thing’s for sure. That any American school would allow itself to be poisoned by this sick ideology that contends that math is white supremacy is unconscionable. If actual white supremacy was even one-thousandth the significance that the left claims, blacks would still be picking cotton on plantations and serving mint juleps to their “massa.” Instead, though, here in the real world, they can do and achieve anything they want, including becoming president (and now vice-president*), without even the slightest opposition based on their race. (*See debate on whether or not Kamala Harris is really black – or black enough.)

In reality, there has never been more support, promotion, and encouragement for “people of color” from every institution (government, education, media, corporate, sports, medical, legal, etc., ad infinitum) in the history of mankind! But according to the left – which, by the way, happens to control all our institutions – white supremacy permeates everything, including math.

Is there a building somewhere, some kind of headquarters at least the size of the pentagon, where thousands of dyspeptic leftists sit around and try to come up with creative ways to slap a “white supremacy” label on virtually everything under the sun, now including math? It doesn’t help when misguided, secular humanist billionaires like Bill Gates donate their wealth – in his case, one million dollars – to such unfathomable idiocy. Talk about money down a rat hole! It’s his worst waste of money since Windows Vista and potentially far more destructive, but being a moral idiot, he actually thinks what he’s doing is virtuous.

Here’s a question for Bill Gates and the entire pantheon of woke, race-obsessed do-gooders: If math is white supremacy, why do Asians excel at it, outperforming the alleged white supremacists who allegedly use it to keep nonwhites down? And furthermore, why couldn’t black people do the same?

To change one word in an expression coined by James Carville back in 1992, “It’s the culture, stupid.” As we all know, Asians have a culture that places a high value on academic achievement. Any other culture that wants to do the same, can. The only remaining question is, why don’t some cultures? But that’s for those cultures to answer. One thing is certain. Screaming “white supremacy” over every nonwhite failure, including math scores, will only keep them mired in failure for that much longer.

Look, do you want anything to work, your cell phone, your GPS, your car, your microwave oven, your computer, your television, your electric toothbrush, anything at all? Then you better not be down with woke math which doesn’t require “right” answers. Do you want airplanes to fall out of the sky, bridges to collapse, power plants to blow up? Then join Bill Gates in his twisted campaign against math and against sanity itself. And then stand back and watch countries like China mop up the floor with us. In fact, it would be shocking if China were not secretly funding woke programs on all fronts. In espionage lingo that’s called “subversion” and it’s made all the easier when the country you want to subvert is subverting itself like there’s no tomorrow.

If the left’s war against math and science and reality itself keeps up, we’re going to end up back in some kind of state of pre-civilization. Would that finally make them happy? Not likely. I can just hear them now:

Fire discovered, then wielded as a weapon by white supremacists!

Dawn of agriculture leading to the enslavement of people of color!

Domestication of animals gives unfair advantage to whites!

Invention of the wheel used to roll over the rights of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color)!

Invention of the abacus exploits divide between technological haves and have-nots!

As long as there is a political and/or cultural left that has a significant degree of power, sanity cannot prevail in any area of life. Math is no exception.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    It is bizarre. Why on earth would you not want to teach real math to people. If they struggle to learn, find better ways to teach them, don’t throw out the subject. 

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  2. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    “There is no bottom in sight”.

    How true.  Since the days of The Great Society, we’ve poured billons into public education which we now see is a total joke. It is so difficult to understand how anyone (from school boards down to teachers) could poison children’s minds in this manner. It defies all logic. 

    Whoops, wait a minute; logic is just another tool of the White Supremacy.  My bad.

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  3. American Abroad Thatcher
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    There is nothing white about math anyway.  Today’s math emerged from a mixture of Greek, Indian, Arabic, and European innovations.  To suggest that it is a tool of whiteness is a crime against math and history, and a serious disservice to all students.

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  4. John Park Member
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    If you get a different answer than the correct one, aren’t you answering a different question?

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  5. Seawriter Contributor
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    Kipling knew this. He wrote the following poem about it in 1935, the year before his death:

    The Hymn of Breaking Strain

    THE careful text-books measure
    (Let all who build beware!)
    The load, the shock, the pressure
    Material can bear.
    So, when the buckled girder
    Lets down the grinding span,
    ‘The blame of loss, or murder,
    Is laid upon the man.
    Not on the Stuff—the Man!

    But in our daily dealing
    With stone and steel, we find
    The Gods have no such feeling
    Of justice toward mankind.
    To no set gauge they make us—
    For no laid course prepare—
    And presently o’ertake us
    With loads we cannot bear:
    Too merciless to bear.

    The prudent text-books give it
    In tables at the end
    ‘The stress that shears a rivet
    Or makes a tie-bar bend—
    ‘What traffic wrecks macadam—
    What concrete should endure—
    but we, poor Sons of Adam
    Have no such literature,
    To warn us or make sure!

    We hold all Earth to plunder—
    All Time and Space as well—
    Too wonder-stale to wonder
    At each new miracle;
    Till, in the mid-illusion
    Of Godhead ‘neath our hand,
    Falls multiple confusion
    On all we did or planned—
     The mighty works we planned.

    We only of Creation
    (0h, luckier bridge and rail)
    Abide the twin damnation—
    To fail and know we fail.
    Yet we – by which sole token
    We know we once were Gods—
    Take shame in being broken
    However great the odds—
    The burden of the Odds.

    Oh, veiled and secret Power
    Whose paths we seek in vain,
    Be with us in our hour
    Of overthrow and pain;
    That we – by which sure token
    We know Thy ways are true—
    In spite of being broken,
    Because of being broken
    May rise and build anew
    Stand up and build anew

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  6. tigerlily Member
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    As long as people keep voting for the Democrats this idiocy will continue. The Dems and the Left only care about one thing – political power and the purpose of this woke idiocy is 1) to advance and maintain that political power, 2) for white leftists to assuage their white liberal quilt.

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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I like the post.  I wonder about one small part:

    Greg Strange: To change one word in an expression coined by James Carville back in 1992, “It’s the culture, stupid.” As we all know, Asians have a culture which places high value on academic achievement. Any other culture that wants to do the same, can. The only remaining question is, why don’t some cultures? But that’s for those cultures to answer. One thing is certain. Screaming “white supremacy” over every nonwhite failure, including math scores, will only keep them mired in failure for that much longer.

    What evidence do you have to support the claim that differences in group outcomes is 100% determined by the culture of the higher- and lower-performing groups?  I have found this to be a complicated and difficult question.

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  8. Raxxalan Member
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    The abiding problem when you deny reality and universal truth is that the universe doesn’t care and reality always wins.   We can destroy our civilization and cede the future to the Chinese, but we can’t change reality to suit our fancy.  America’s elite right now are fundamentally unserious people.   Very soon we will see what happens when they come up against very serious people, my reading of history suggests it will not go well for us.

     

     

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  9. Ekosj Member
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    Crazy as it is, It’s not just Oregon.   It is a nationwide effort…

    https://equitablemath.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/1_STRIDE1.pdf

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  10. Percival Thatcher
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    Greg Strange: “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false . . . Upholding the idea that there are always right or wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”

    Unequivocally? Tiny minds shouldn’t use such big words.

    Note to self: never cross a bridge designed, built, or inspected by an Oregonian.

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  11. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    There is nothing in the universe less racist than math!

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  12. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    It is bizarre. Why on earth would you not want to teach real math to people. If they struggle to learn, find better ways to teach them, don’t throw out the subject.

    You say “real math” like it is something that exists in nature that is discovered by humans.  But to crazy Lefts cultists, everything is a construct and nothing exists outside/before/after their consciousness.  For them, reality is a perception. 

     

     

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  13. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    We’re #25!!

    PISA 2018 Worldwide Ranking - average score of math, science and reading

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  14. kedavis Member
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    Just off the top of my head, I wonder how many people Bill Gates hires who can’t do math?

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  15. kedavis Member
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    American Abroad (View Comment):

    There is nothing white about math anyway. Today’s math emerged from a mixture of Greek, Indian, Arabic, and European innovations. To suggest that it is a tool of whiteness is a crime against math and history, and a serious disservice to all students.

    See, it’s right there.  The left doesn’t accept history, either.  Not even after they rename it to herstory.

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  16. kedavis Member
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    This is the only math the left really gets behind:

     

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  17. J Ro Member
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    Were they using this woke math to count votes in the recent elections?

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  18. MiMac Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Just off the top of my head, I wonder how many people Bill Gates hires who can’t do math?

    You never heard of HR have you? I can assure the guys doing his taxes don’t think math is racist.

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  19. kedavis Member
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Just off the top of my head, I wonder how many people Bill Gates hires who can’t do math?

    You never heard of HR have you? I can assure the guys doing his taxes don’t think math is racist.

    HR people need to do math too, in order to prove that there is systemic racism and sexism throughout the company.  Because women aren’t 51% of all the top-level/management employees, etc.

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  20. David Foster Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Just off the top of my head, I wonder how many people Bill Gates hires who can’t do math?

    I’d bet a much smaller % in his current role than in his Microsoft gig.

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  21. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
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    Fire discovered, then wielded as a weapon by white supremacists!

    Dawn of agriculture leading to the enslavement of people of color!

    Domestication of animals gives unfair advantage to whites!

    Invention of the wheel used to roll over the rights of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color)!

    Invention of the abacus exploits divide between technological haves and have-nots!

    The left longs for a return to barbarity where people live like wild beasts.

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  22. kedavis Member
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    JoshuaFinch (View Comment):

    Fire discovered, then wielded as a weapon by white supremacists!

    Dawn of agriculture leading to the enslavement of people of color!

    Domestication of animals gives unfair advantage to whites!

    Invention of the wheel used to roll over the rights of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color)!

    Invention of the abacus exploits divide between technological haves and have-nots!

    The left longs for a return to barbarity where people live like wild beasts.

    But where THEY get to be The Lion King.

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  23. American Abroad Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    American Abroad (View Comment):

    There is nothing white about math anyway. Today’s math emerged from a mixture of Greek, Indian, Arabic, and European innovations. To suggest that it is a tool of whiteness is a crime against math and history, and a serious disservice to all students.

    See, it’s right there. The left doesn’t accept history, either. Not even after they rename it to herstory.

    While we are it, we might as well note that the left doesn’t accept science either.  I think Shakespeare has also been cancelled, so let’s add English literature to the list.  Math, history, science, and literature are all fixtures of white supremacy.  So isn’t it mostly a good thing that the public school teachers refuse to go back to work?

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  24. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    And why hasn’t anyone figured out that Hybrid/Electric cars might be just the PINNACLE of White Privilege?  Not just because of their outrageous costs and subsidies, but because of the environmental damage caused by their production/manufacture, and how it exploits child- and slave-labor in other countries?

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  25. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown  are against math 

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  26. Percival Thatcher
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown are against math

    They are only against the science that has icky things like numbers in it. Numbers don’t care how you feel. They only get in the way.

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  27. kedavis Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown are against math

    They are only against the science that has icky things like numbers in it. Numbers don’t care how you feel. They only get in the way.

    So much of science is largely about numbers, especially when it comes to immunology etc.

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  28. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown are against math

    They are only against the science that has icky things like numbers in it. Numbers don’t care how you feel. They only get in the way.

    So much of science is largely about numbers, especially when it comes to immunology etc.

    But over the last 12 months, we are figuring out that whose numbers are important as well.

    I am hearing that in Great Britain, some new way of testing has come about. It is referred to as a LTC, or LRT, or something, based on its acronym. If we had had that test available last year rather than the PCR, much of the hysteria would have been muted to a much less crazy level.

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  29. kedavis Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown are against math

    They are only against the science that has icky things like numbers in it. Numbers don’t care how you feel. They only get in the way.

    So much of science is largely about numbers, especially when it comes to immunology etc.

    But over the last 12 months, we are figuring out that whose numbers are important as well.

    I am hearing that in Great Britain, some new way of testing has come about. It is referred to as a LTC, or LRT, or something, based on its acronym. If we had had that test available last year rather than the PCR, much of the hysteria would have been muted to a much less crazy level.

    That would have been the case just if the media had been less outrageous, because they were trying to blame Trump for everything.  And I don’t know if a better test would have made that much of a difference, considering their agenda.  Just like, even if there was no test at all, everything would be jim-dandy now just because they have Biden.

     

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  30. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The same people who scream “Science” during the whole covid-19 lockdown are against math

    They are only against the science that has icky things like numbers in it. Numbers don’t care how you feel. They only get in the way.

    So much of science is largely about numbers, especially when it comes to immunology etc.

    But over the last 12 months, we are figuring out that whose numbers are important as well.

    I am hearing that in Great Britain, some new way of testing has come about. It is referred to as a LTC, or LRT, or something, based on its acronym. If we had had that test available last year rather than the PCR, much of the hysteria would have been muted to a much less crazy level.

    That would have been the case just if the media had been less outrageous, because they were trying to blame Trump for everything. And I don’t know if a better test would have made that much of a difference, considering their agenda. Just like, even if there was no test at all, everything would be jim-dandy now just because they have Biden.

    Do you really think that countries across the globe were all pretending that the virus was a big deal, just to make Donald Trump look bad?  Countries in Europe and Asia crippled their own economies, not out of genuine fear of a plague, but because they thought this will make Trump look foolish?  It seems to me there was world-wide near-panic over bird flu, SARS, or whatever contagious diseases came out when Barack Obama was president.  The media both here and abroad is eager to exaggerate bad news, but not everything is about Donald Trump.

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