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Home Front: Culture Wars
Mara Gay: The Backlash To My Math Mistake Was Racist
2020-03-12
[Hot Air] - Last Thursday a clip of MSNBC host Brian Williams and NY Times editorial board author Mara Gay went viral on social media. The reason it went viral is that it was utterly cringe-worthy watching two highly paid adults (plus the unseen producers of this show) struggle and fail to do 3rd grade math:
Making fun of a mistake by 6 orders of magnitude (1,000,000) is not racist it's species-ist. That is, IMO, you (and Brian Williams) are monkeys.

Posted by:g(r)omgoru

#15  Jeez, cultural appropriation in every direction, as far as the eye can see...

The council took time out to fume, ere it
Issued a ruling: "Don't humour it!
Who said it could pillage
Our poor little village,
This monkey that made itself numerate?"
"Now, on to the matter of this ridiculous proposal from those stupid slavers. Boy, are they dumb! We got monkeys around here smarter than them. I move we hold out for two beads per slave." "Second the motion."
Posted by: Cluling Jease4650   2020-03-12 20:40  

#14  In the past when someone did/said something stupid they' disappear from the public eye in shame for a short while until people forgot, a little.

Now they double-down on the stupid.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2020-03-12 14:21  

#13  OK, so you failed the math portion of the test. Let's see you throw a Molotov.

Note: The spider-killing and jar-opening portions of the exam have been postponed due to the global pandemic.
Posted by: SteveS   2020-03-12 13:46  

#12  #10 - they like the long division
Posted by: Frank G   2020-03-12 13:21  

#11  Stop digging, idiot.
Posted by: Regular joe   2020-03-12 13:02  

#10  Isn't math itself racist?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia   2020-03-12 12:51  

#9  not pointing her error out to her because she is black

that would be rascist
Posted by: lord garth   2020-03-12 12:47  

#8  Her response to our backlash is racist! Some of my best friends are black females but they can do MATH! The stupid-fu is strong with this one.
I've run out of cliches, sorry.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839   2020-03-12 11:56  

#7  When a deck has 52,000,000 cards.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2020-03-12 11:51  

#6  Folks are laughing at liberal math, not at race. But liberals have no sense of humor and one card to play.
Posted by: rjschwarz   2020-03-12 10:43  

#5  Well inside the order of error of climatology.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2020-03-12 09:15  

#4  Math antagonists, they're the worst!
Posted by: Skidmark   2020-03-12 07:46  

#3  Whew - at least it wasn't racist, sexist and misogynistic!
Posted by: Raj   2020-03-12 07:44  

#2  Sorry dear, you've now shown the real racist is the one you see in the mirror. You think skin color is protection against ridicule that one regardless of race is subject to for such public behavior.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2020-03-12 07:37  

#1  When everything is racist, the racist is scowling back at you from the mirror.
Posted by: Elmaigum Black3989   2020-03-12 05:22  

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