It seems that, these days, it doesn’t take a whole lot of savvy to get people’s attention. All you need to do is take some time-honored tradition or natural law and declare it to be in stark contrast to the better ideals of human nature.
For instance, the mainstream media miscreants have spent almost four years now calling the US President a racist – something that would have been unheard for about 14 decades or so.
In fact, a whole slew of dubious claims of racism have been floating around as of late, often being uttered by someone who appears to desperately need the attention that this sort of proclamation will land them.
The latest out of Brooklyn seems to fit the bill perfectly.
According to a report by Campus Reform, Brooklyn College Professor Laurie Rubel, who teaches math education, tried to make the case this week that basic math is “white supremacist.” The tweets are part of a larger trend in recent scholarship by American academics, many of which have argued that “objective truth” is a social construct.
“The idea that math (or data) is culturally neutral or in any way objective is a MYTH. I’m ready to move on with that understanding. Who’s coming with me?” Rubel wrote in a tweet.
Here is where it gets simply unfathomable.
“Along with the ‘of course math is neutral because 2+2=4’ trope and the related (and creepy) ‘math is pure’ and ‘protect math.’ Reeks of white supremacist patriarchy,” Rubel added. “I’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals).”
We can only imagine that we’ll soon be inundated with calls to move away from using the American system of measurement on account of the use of the word feet, which could be offensive to the disabled.