Woke Math Aims to Teach Seattle Kids That ‘Western’ Math Is Racist

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"[L]est you think you can escape the social justice dogmatism infecting the liberal arts, a story out of Seattle shows how social justice warriors will leave no stone unturned in their effort to fundamentally transform America.

Seattle Public Schools recently proposed adding ethnic studies into K-12 math curriculum."
SOURCE URL: https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/woke-math-aims-teach-seattle-kids-western-math-racist


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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 4 months ago
    Institutionalized stupidity. This determination only serves to show that those making the assertion believe that anyone non-white is inferior and needs coddling, special consideration, to compete.
    Recall ebonics.
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  • Posted by Abaco 3 months, 4 weeks ago
    When I was a kid it was well known that Soviet school math books had questions like, "If 300 kids starve in Chicago and 200 starve in Miami, how many starved?" We used to laugh at that. Now, it's here.

    They've won...
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 3 months, 4 weeks ago
    There was a math PHD on TV last night and she couldn't explain why mathematics is racist! She looked very uncomfortable.
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    • Posted by 3 months, 4 weeks ago
      This is what happens, when one allows oneself to accept the muddy-headed doublethink of anti-rational nihilists.

      Fundamentally, mathematics is a logical system that enables indirect measurement of objective reality, which precedes—historically and conceptually—race.

      It is even more absurd than 'racist physics' or 'racist chemistry'.
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  • Posted by Lucky 3 months, 4 weeks ago
    More good comments about this on here:
    joannenova.com.au/2019/10/seattle-sch...
    ..especially the comment by someone called Lucky.

    For those interested in education, who recognize that some children are disadvantaged, and who would like to know what to do about it (apart from blaming white oppression etc) take a look at the Michaela Community School in UK,
    mcsbrent.co.uk
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    • Posted by 3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Intriguing:

      "At Michaela Community School, pupils... know how lucky they are, and they are encouraged to think about those outside who are less fortunate."

      https://mcsbrent.co.uk/ethos/ [scroll down to Civic Engagement]
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      • Posted by Lucky 3 months, 4 weeks ago
        This may be criticism. But, they are truly fortunate as they have been explicitly taught the value of work, time discipline, and good manners. Few discover these concepts by themselves, the usual source is from family. Three concepts which post-modernists want to destroy.
        This story is from memory, I read that there was a school excursion to the Observatory. The children were well dressed, quiet and walked fast, they did not meander, gawk or gossip, instead, the public looked at and admired the children. When they made purchases they used words- please, and thank you.
        I suggest that this is not just the luck of having good teachers, it has developed into leadership.
        Luck, like wealth, spreads.
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        • Posted by 3 months, 4 weeks ago
          That part that I quoted, I like a lot. Some of their other stuff is a bit more altruistic than I'm comfortable with, but given the context in which Michaela Community School operates, it would be a bit of stretch to expect them to publish John Galt's Speech on their website.
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          • Posted by Lucky 3 months, 4 weeks ago
            Yes, it can be interpreted as promoting clear observation. I sort of defended it, them, as I think they are worth defending. As for altruism, it is a word that, well, arouses suspicion, someone wants me to do something to benefit them, or to show how virtuous they are. On the other hand, there are creativity, productiveness, teaching, helping, .. things that are inner directed, from conscious values, or from evolution, you have to do it, they promote survival of the species.
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    • Posted by Lucky 3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Pecuniology - related to your recent thread on establishing an Objectivist-Oriented School, take a hard look at the Michaela School.
      It may not be what you call Objectivist, it concentrates on traditional education, that school is doing very well.
      A good example of ignoring the wokes who have wormed to the top of education education, and instead use teachers who know what they are doing.
      It is a relief to read good news, the theory is sound, it agrees with a lot of the way I think, and the results - the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
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      • Posted by 3 months, 4 weeks ago
        Thank you for this lead. My goal is not so much to set up The Ayn Rand School for Tots as to provide a refuge, where I can teach some few young persons The Man's secret handshake.

        Rather than call it Objectivist in our promotional material, we are calling it Common Sense Realist and including in our pantheon of inspirations, along with Aristotle and Ayn Rand, Thomas Reid, Herbert Spencer, and Albert Jay Nock. The common thread running through all these is that sensory perception is sufficient map reality, and that reason is sufficient to fill in the blanks and sort out the seeming contradictions.

        Although I wouldn't do this in practice, my goal is to prepare a sixteen-year-old to be dropped into the middle of the jungle in Laos and to find his way home.
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  • Posted by $ Solver 4 months ago
    So the claim is, math is racist. That’s addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more. But math will never change. So, I guess the world should stop using math because some feel it’s racist.
    There’s a good reason they’re called, “useless idiots.”
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    • Posted by 3 months, 4 weeks ago
      Through a convoluted string of clicks from one link to another, in response to a comment that Lucky posted above, I came across George Orwell's "Looking Back on the Spanish War."

      What an eye-opener!

      The claim that maff is racist, is itself racist. It is an example of Hitleresque polylogism that holds that there is no science, but only Jewish science, Aryan science, etc. In other words, Nazis and Postmodernists/Intersectionalists agree that reality is a social construct, reason is a myth, and history is a literary genre.
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