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Looney college professor says algebra and geometry promote white privilege.

Looney college professor says algebra and geometry promote white privilege.

At this point, what doesn’t promote white privilege is a more appropriate question than what promotes white privilege.

Math is now seen as racist…and much like gender should be considered subjective. In other words: 2+2=5…because of feelings.

University of Illinois Professor, Rochelle Gutierrez, is concerned that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege because…

“Emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi, give the impression that math was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”

Via Campus Reform

A math education professor at the University of Illinois argued in a newly published book that algebraic and geometry skills perpetuate “unearned privilege” among whites.

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.”

Math also helps actively perpetuate white privilege too, since the way our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white.

“Are we really that smart just because we do mathematics?” she asks, further wondering why math professors get more research grants than “social studies or English” professors.

Further, she also worries that evaluations of math skills can perpetuate discrimination against minorities, especially if they do worse than their white counterparts.

“If one is not viewed as mathematical, there will always be a sense of inferiority that can be summoned,” she says, adding that there are so many minorities who “have experienced microaggressions from participating in math classrooms… [where people are] judged by whether they can reason abstractly.”

To fight this, Gutierrez encourages aspiring math teachers to develop a sense of “political conocimiento,” a Spanish phrase for “political knowledge for teaching.”

Gutierrez stresses that all knowledge is “relational,” asserting that “Things cannot be known objectively; they must be known subjectively.”

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Bessarabyn
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Bessarabyn

Anglozionist decrepid downdumbing agenda

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Algebra originated as an Arabic word — al jabr.

Darwin K. Hoop
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Darwin K. Hoop

And some people who speak Arabic feel pressured to wear scarves. Therefore, Algebra clearly should be banned as an instrument of hate.

-Soros The Destroyer

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I’ve tried to think of a witty response, but this level of academic self-flagellation is just too weird for words.

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marina knife

A BAG OF FRUITLOOPS > than the meaning of ‘professor’ these days.

Mordaz
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Mordaz

Math promotes Asian supremacy.

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regolo gellini

A series of statements like these would imply that any non white person is somehow “deficient” ?!? It is a stupid and dangerous point of view that should make us reflect on two things, namely, is this person apt to teach given his/her’s ideology ? Should we not rethink on how maths are taught ? Is it not fundamental to use better pedagogy in order to better initiate children to math ? I hated maths when young because my teachers were not able to present it to me as nothing else than an cold scientific subject . I hated algebra… Read more »

Darwin K. Hoop
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Darwin K. Hoop

More proof political correctness causes stupidity and racism.

Chris Williams
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Chris Williams

This woman should be comdemned for being anti-Greek!! (And besides we all know that maths is a form of Asian racial supremacy!)

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