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2021-04-19 -Great Cultural Revolution
Woke Math And The Intentional Destruction Of Free, Independent Thought
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-04-19 04:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [173 views ]  Top

#1 This is becoming one of those unfortunately overilluminated civilizations in Douglas Adams' funny stories; societies that end up destroying themselves out of a need to be correct.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-04-19 07:16||   2021-04-19 07:16|| Front Page Top

#2 We are back to the #1 liberal problem - refusing to admit that humans differ in innate ability.

I disagree. On the face of it, the implication in this policy is that minorities are unable to learn math and that is as racist as it gets. But I don't believe the socialists are so much racists as they are socialists. By that I mean I believe this is a cynical exploitation of race to bring about the destruction of the educational system. Then, when people are too poorly educated, too ignorant to know any better, a totalitarian police state can be implemented with a minimum of resistance. Americans will then become slaves to state-run globalist industries in much the same way as the Chinese people are today.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-04-19 15:32||   2021-04-19 15:32|| Front Page Top

#3 Well, Abu, give me a name of an African-American (or an African-African) who has a math theorem named after him (or her).
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-04-19 15:45||   2021-04-19 15:45|| Front Page Top

#4 so 3 pee pee does not get confused during common core physical digit count exercises duh!
Posted by Sluse Grealet9429 2021-04-19 16:19||   2021-04-19 16:19|| Front Page Top

#5 The fact that I cannot do as you suggest, grom, is not proof that blacks and/or other minorities are unable to learn math. Nor does it mean that we should dismantle our educational system and thereby pave the way for socialism.

Read what I wrote: On the face of it, the implication in this policy is that minorities are unable to learn math...

IOW, on the face of it, the policy is an admission that minorities cannot do math.

If that is true, it would put you on the liberal side of the argument.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-04-19 16:33||   2021-04-19 16:33|| Front Page Top

#6 Read what I wrote: On the face of it, the implication in this policy is that minorities are unable to learn math...

(a) Not all the minorities - just one.
(b) Concerning that specific minority - do you have an evidence to the contrary. In fact, not just in math - can you produce any evidence that two generation of (extreme) preference produced an intellectual flourishing among African-Americans (public sector jobs don't count)?

it would put you on the liberal side of the argument

I'm mortified.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-04-19 17:00||   2021-04-19 17:00|| Front Page Top

#7 Given that African-Americans average about 50% Caucasian, the race argument is built on an unsteady foundation. Growing up in poverty and in a culture that decrees that studying hard and observing the bourgeois virtues is a race betrayal are much stronger handicaps, it seems to me. But here is a list of successful Black Republicans/Conservatives, like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, proving that every group of humans has its geniuses.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-04-19 20:31||   2021-04-19 20:31|| Front Page Top

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