Is Math the next to fall to the New Left?

Is Math the next to fall to the New Left? By Mark Tapson.

It’s no secret that leftist educators have utterly ruined the fields of the humanities with their Marxist wokeness, postmodern deconstructionism, and openly anti-Western bias. Now The College Fix reports that educators are increasingly imposing a social justice agenda in at least one field that you might expect would be free from any sort of ideological perspective: mathematics. …

What does math have to do with one’s “identity”? What a naïve question. For the left, everything revolves around identity – math too, because as educator José Vilson writing at QED declares, “math as a subject still centers whiteness as a marker for success,” whatever that means. He doesn’t need to elaborate because it goes without saying today that “whiteness” is a systemic evil that must be deconstructed and relegated to the dustbin of history. …

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“Math was never neutral,” Vilson continues. “Math as a subject area is a reflection of the values and stories propagated by a given educational system’s architects.” This may come as a surprise to those who foolishly assume, as I wrote above, that the principles of math apply equally to everyone and have no racial bias. Au contraire: “math as a neutral subject is a lie,” Vilson asserts, really getting worked up now, “and the folks who perpetrate the myth lie for their comfort. Math has often centered the success of straight white men and those who believe in their schema.” He does not explain what the “schema” of straight white men is, but again, he doesn’t need to; he assumes that his audience tacitly agrees that straight white males in toto are mendacious bigots.

Vilson favorably cites Rochelle Gutierrez, another math equity activist, who argues, “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.” Campus Reform notes that she claims math helps perpetuate “white privilege” because the fact that our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white. This inequity in skin color therefore must be the result of a devious conspiracy (schema?) on the part of “straight white males.” (Boo! Hiss!)

As has been noted many times by me and others, multiculturalism is quite simply anti-Western envy, resentment, and hatred. It seeks to delegitimize and subvert Western values, achievements, and social structures, and the strategy for that includes demonizing the bogeymen “whiteness” and “white privilege.”.

More anti-white racist dog-whistling. Not very subtle, is it?

The left going to be hopping mad then they find out that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming is just based on a technical mistake in the climate models. Not a maths error exactly, but pretty close — it involves logic.