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When taking in the insanity seen in the streets of so many American cities, one only need look at the source of the radical ideology playing out, the far-left indoctrination centers known as colleges and universities.
Before you dismiss that assertion as unfair, consider that the left has now managed to even politicize math, proclaiming that 2+2 not only equals 4, but that it also “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.”
Yes, you read that correctly.
That’s according to Brooklyn College mathematics professor Laurie Rubel — a left-wing ideologue who was a postdoctoral fellow at the leftist bastion we know as the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The educator shared with her decidedly small Twitter following that it’s a “myth” to think that math is objective or neutral.
Rubel tweeted: “along with the “of course math is neutral because 2+2=4″ trope are the related (and creepy) ‘math is pure’ and ‘protect math.’ reeks of white supremacist patriarchy. i’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals) 🌏❤️💙💚.”
along with the “of course math is neutral because 2+2=4” trope are the related (and creepy) “math is pure” and “protect math.”
reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.
i’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals) 🌏❤️💙💚
— Laurie Rubel (@Laurie_Rubel) August 4, 2020
While it’s easy to dismiss the gabble as little more than an attention-seeking ploy to counter some neurosis born from deep-seated insecurity, Rubel’s progressive mindset is a fair representation of what impressionable, wide-eyed young students encounter in America’s institutions of higher learning.
And make no mistake, this professor is a Kool-Aid drinking, dyed-in-the-wool radical leftist.
You thought there was a silly twitter math argument? No – this is about people using math to defend a desired “reality” that is anti-#LGTBQ specifically #transphobic, anti-#BLM. https://t.co/WGfb4cTF63
— Laurie Rubel (@Laurie_Rubel) August 11, 2020
In fact, Rubel wrote an academic paper in 2018 claiming that “meritocracy” in math class is a “tool of whiteness” that holds back racial minorities, according to Fox News.
This being a reference to the rewarding of hard work:
“More generally, whiteness tacitly positions White people, their experiences, and their behaviors as superior, and it is supported by a set of corollary principles that function as “tools of whiteness.” For instance, the ideological principle of the United States as meritocracy is understood by many to be a central feature of American society, dictating that a combination of hard work and talent … yields success.
“Equivalently, the principle of meritocracy also dictates that lack of success is a result of a lack of effort or ability. This principle functions as a tool of whiteness in how it ignores “systemic barriers and institutional structures that prevent opportunity and success” as well as institutional structures that facilitate opportunities and the distribution of rewards not according to merit but instead according to race and social background.”
Rubel also posited that teachers who look past the color of students are essentially being racist by “dismissing one of the most salient features of the child’s identity and that she does not account for it in her curricular planning and instruction.”
Yet, we wonder why so many young Americans see their country in such a negative light when it comes to race? Or why polling shows well over half of Millennials see socialism in a favorable light?
Here’s a sampling of online responses, to include more than one reference to George Orwell’s book, “1984.”
This may well be one of the dumbest tweets I’ve seen today. And given the general nature of Twitter, that’s saying a lot.
— Jerry Chandler (@TheJJChandler) August 6, 2020
My wife and I had another couple over and we discussed this at length. The 5 of us found it very interesting.
— moshe klass (@mosheklass) August 11, 2020
“In the end, the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.” pic.twitter.com/WVp3zde8ek
— vicemage (@vicemage) August 11, 2020
if I were an astronaut , and you worked for NASA , I would quit my job ☹️
— Chuck Nance (@mynameschuck) August 5, 2020
This is part of why our young ppl leave college with their thinking warped…they’re taught by ppl like her!
— Kelley Smith 🎩 (@kelley1206) August 11, 2020
I’m hoping this is parody but it isn’t, is it. pic.twitter.com/wfqZz1iwT3
— Number 6 (@TheChuck1nator) August 10, 2020
well see if you know and can actually use math properly you can actually use it to solve real world problems
If you embrace this nonsense then you won’t be able to solve anything but will feel so tingly when you spout wokeness.
— Randy Zabel (@RandyZabel) August 10, 2020
Ah yes, the “white supremacist patriarchy” math! The name itself (Hindu-Arabic numeral system) should be a dead giveaway as being such…we must unite to end this racist mathematical practice!
— Gil Mongan-Tichenor ❎ (@MisterVegas1957) August 4, 2020
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