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The Absurdities Mount – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 26, 2017

I continue to be amazed that anyone, let those in higher education, can perpetuate this line of thought.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/25/the-absurdities-mount/

One might think it difficult to exceed such absurdity, but a University of Illinois professor has managed to carry political correctness to new heights of absurdity by delcaring mathematics to be the language of “white privilege.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/its_finally_happened_professor_claims_math_perpetuates_white_privilege.html

Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that 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,” Gutierrez argued.

Gutierrez also worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege, fretting that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”

What else have white people created in order to gain privilege? Democracy perhaps? The rule of law? Civil liberties?

Political correctness is just beginning its career. What will survive it?

What will survive it?  We are in a gigantic forest fire. When it is all over the sprouts will appear. Few alive today will likely see them.

Be seeing you

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

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