If you were thinking that society couldn’t be corrupted any further by the left, think again. Congratulations leftists, you have managed to successfully force race into every conversation that transpires in the world today. Quite ironic, considering the motive behind racial justice in the first place was to create a society less constrained by race. The new fad from the self-righteous left aims to create a movement to combat what they perceive to be racism in mathematics.
Yes, you read that right. Apparently, math is racist.
Supporters of this movement claim that white supremacy exists in math education and that white teachers have weaponized their “whiteness” in the classroom. They also suggest that the “right or wrong” nature of mathematics has somehow disproportionately harmed students of color.
The majority of mathematical concepts involve calculation-based, fact-based, indisputable rules. Does this mean that other fact-based notions such as stating that the sky is blue and that you can pass through an intersection when the light turns green can now be subject to ridicule because they too can harm people of color? It is preposterous to suggest that math education should be adjusted to account for inherent racism because accepted facts, simply put, cannot be racist.
If you were thinking that this is just unwarranted outrage, that this is just a silly movement with no real support, you are sorely mistaken. Policies claiming to combat racism in mathematics are already being implemented across the nation.
In Oregon, the state’s Department of Education has introduced a training program for teachers that describes in detail how “white supremacy culture” exists in math education classrooms. Sure, it’s Oregon, but even still, the idea that “white supremacy culture” is something that allegedly needs tackling in mathematics should make everyone question the motives behind this curriculum change.
It won’t stop here. This is a stepping stone for the left in achieving their goals of reforming not just mathematics, but the entire education system as a whole.
The left has already begun pushing to restructure the education system by proposing to incorporate radical lesson plans in the classroom. Newfound ideas like “culturally sustaining pedagogy” arise as an idea that, as the California Department of Education suggests, maintains the ideology that communities of color are “eradicated” in schools.
Society cannot stand idle while this new wave of leftism ushers in radical ideas that would substantially change and damage the education system in America.
If America is to let these so-called “reformative policies” obtain a significant foothold, then prepare for a future where students in an algebra class will be served a helping of woke diatribes. Prepare for a future where students in a trigonometry class will be taught sine, cosine, and tangent, but not before they learn the cultural significance pi has on marginalized communities. Prepare for a future where students in a geometry class will be taught the Pythagorean Theorem only after they learn Pythagoras’ political biases.
The next generation of Americans may not grow up to learn basic addition and subtraction, but hey, at least they will understand how racism and white privilege are sustained by “two plus two equals four.”
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