First, a math-education professor from the University of Illinois declares “Math is racist” back in 2017.
Others have made similar declarations since then.
The latest “Math is racist” declaration comes from the Mathematical Association of America.
The statement from the MAA states:
"It is time for all members of our profession to acknowledge that mathematics is created by humans and therefore inherently carries human biases. Until this occurs, our community and our students cannot reach full potential."So is the MAA stating that 2+2=5?
The statement went on to disparage the “biases” that mathematics supposedly “inherently carries."Okay, so how does math become racist? Does race affect arithmetic, change the value of variables without anyone noticing, or change the value of universal constants? Does it also mean physics is racist? After all, physics is math, right? What about engineering? It’s also math. Is engineering racist because of it?
"It is time for all members of our profession to acknowledge that mathematics is created by humans and therefore inherently carries human biases. Until this occurs, our community and our students cannot reach full potential," wrote the group. "Reaching this potential in mathematics relies upon the academy and higher education engaging in critical, challenging, sometimes uncomfortable conversations about the detrimental effects of race and racism on our community. The time is now to move mathematics and education forward in pursuit of justice."
I find it curious that everything is being declared racist one thing at a time. Everything. If everything is racist, then nothing is racist.
It’s virtue signaling, plain and simple.
Did they figure that if they didn’t denounce something they would in turn be denounced, so decided to show how “woke” they are?
This crap is getting ridiculous.