Math is racist

Well, we knew that math does NOT lead to a more interesting social life but… now get this from American Thinker:

One thing you realize when following the follies and foibles of social justice warriors is that there is no limit to their idiocies – that anything and everything can be declared “racist” or “sexist” if they stretch logic and reason beyond the breaking point.

Case in point: a course designed to teach high school kids that mathematics, as taught in the Western world, is a “dehumanizing tool” that has been used to “trick indigenous peoples out of land and property.”More.

But can anyone imagine a world without math? And how did it get to be “Western” math anyhow? Isn’t math liberating for anyone who chooses to take advantage of it?

Calling it “Western” math sounds like calling accountable government “Western” government.

Hint: If you don’t have accountable government where you live, hold a revolution and keep it going until you do. Don’t blame the “Western” world if we have accountable governments and you don’t.

Most of us did nothing to deserve that; we just happened to be born here. You, by contrast, could be part of a revolution!

See also: The Big Bang: Put simply,the facts are wrong.

  • Adam

    I demand that people of other than European origin cease and desist from learning higher math, physics, biology or any other “Western” science. This is cultural appropriation and is unacceptable.

    We westerners promise in return not to appropriate Mexican cooking methods or African jewelery styles. Deal?

    • FactsWillOut

      So I can’t wear a bone through my nose septum?

      • Minicapt

        No … but a rat-tail file would be okay.


  • Waffle
    • FactsWillOut

      Learning to fix cars can change your brain, as can learning to write good prose, learning to be good at crosswords, learning how to be an acrobat, learning electronics, learning…well anything.
      The act of learning is indeed an act of changing the brain.

  • FactsWillOut

    You decry the big bang in the same breath you claim to support math?
    It is math that implies a “big bang”, and indeed, it is math that implies a multi-verse.
    If you understand math, there is no escaping a big bang, and as far as we can tell, no escaping the existence of a multi-verse.
    Also, stating that “But the Big Bang is unpopular among cosmologists. It survives on evidence alone. And sadly, evidence matters much less than it used to.” is a flat-out lie.

  • andycanuck

    The answer to (1) is “Kill whitey!”

  • Watchman

    Decry Western Mathematics and the adoption of the concept of zero so as to preclude the awarding of an appropriate mark for someone of color or different cultural background to be awarded for no attendance and no work submitted to an academic institution.