Being Good at Math Perpetuates "White Privilege": Leftist Math Professor Cries Racism

Being Good at Math Perpetuates "White Privilege": Leftist Math Professor Cries Racism

Do you know what your kids are being taught? More importantly, do you know if they're being shamed for doing well?

America wasn't built on warm fuzzy feelings or by those with a propensity to be offended at the drop of a dime. America was built by the best and brightest people of their time, through hard work, skill and talent. However, at the University of Illinois, a tenured professor wants to shame the next generation of builders.

From Fox News:

A math education professor at the University of Illinois says the ability to solve geometry and algebra problems and teaching such subjects perpetuates so-called white privilege.

Rochelle Gutierrez laid out her views on the subject in an article for a newly published anthology for math educators titled, “Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods.”

“School mathematics curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean Theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans,” she says, according to Campus Reform.

She also says that addressing equity in mathematics education will come when teachers can understand and negotiate the politics outside the classroom.

“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,” she writes.

Further, she says mathematics operates with unearned privilege in society, “just like whiteness.”

As a mathematics educator Professor Rodriguez is presumably good at math. Does this mean she, as a non-white person, perpetuates white privilege? Probably not — after all, the accusations leftists make applies to everyone but themselves. This is elitism in action.

Hilariously, Professor Rodriguez doesn't seem to realize that internationally, the highest-performing countries in mathematics are Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, China and Japan, in that order. You know, countries with lots of white people. And white privilege, clearly.

Gutierrez says evaluations of math skills can perpetuate discrimination against minorities, especially if they do worse than their white counterparts, Campus Reform reported.

“If one is not viewed as mathematical, there will always be a sense of inferiority that can be summoned” because the average person won’t necessarily question the role of mathematics in society, she writes.

According to the website, Gutierrez adds that there are so many people who “have experienced microaggressions from participating in math classrooms… [where people are] judged by whether they can reason abstractly.”

If you cannot reason abstractly (an issue that is not exclusive to any one race), the solution is not to dumb everyone else down. However, modern leftist thinking demands that everyone else be made to feel ashamed of their prowess. How can there be progress if nobody excels?

Thankfully, not everyone has completely lost their minds. Yesterday, Liz Wheeler of One America News Network released a hilarious rebuttal to Professor Rodriguez's insane ramblings. Check it out below:

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