Wow, three Bads in one:
Brooklyn College Professor of Math Education Laurie Rubel argued this week on Twitter that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.” Rubel’s tweet was retweeted and promoted by several academics at universities and colleges around the nation…
Several academics from institutions around the nation chimed in. Harvard Ph.D. candidate Kareem Carr suggested that math should be reevaluated because it was primarily developed by white men.
“People say it’s subjectivism to ask if math is Western. I don’t get that. It’s an objective fact that some groups were more involved in the creation of modern math than others,” Carr said. “They may have been *trying* to make it objective but it’s not stupid to ask if they actually succeeded!”Tom Ciccotta, “Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’” at The Jewish Voice
Carr apparently believes that the people who discovered theorems in math actually invented them the way a novelist writes a novel.
One of our longtime commenters is convinced that these people are few, unserious, and unimportant. The commenter is mistaken. Eliminating math is a way of eliminating objective standards by which Woke educators may be judged. That’s critical to their survival, as the chaos deepens and student performance worsens.
See also: One of Boghossian’s hoaxers started the Woke on the 2 plus 2 equals five drive? Meanwhile, Lindsay has a blog keeping track of Woke folk and other unfunny crazies, where he says he himself might have started off the 2 + 2 = 5 crazy, intending only to explain to someone how the Woke think.
And then they came for 2 + 2 = 4
The progressive war on science takes dead aim at math