Social Justice Math Teaches Math is Evil Because It Was Used to Trick Indians

May 22, 2017 by

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a Communist dictatorship, you’re gonna love this.

This summer, middle school math teachers can learn how to incorporate social justice issues like racism and privilege into their classrooms.

“Teaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics” is a six-week online course designed by Teach for America and offered through EdX, which provides free online classes from top universities such as Harvard University, MIT, and Columbia University.

“Do you ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?” a course overview asks. “This education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with topics such as inequity, poverty, and privilege to transform students into global thinkers and mathematicians.”

Or you know, illiterates who have learned how to spew back propaganda, but can’t add 2 + 2.

Teach for America has decided that we need the mathematical curriculum of the science leaders of the Soviet Union. And you know how far ahead of us they were in Science. Now we can be just as advanced.

Once we realize that we need Communist Math instead of evil Capitalist Math. Or Intersectional Social Justice math.

Participants in the online course are given sample ideas for lessons they could create, such as using math to teach students about “Unpaid Work Hours in the Home by Gender” and “Race and Imprisonment Rates in the United States.”

If 2 Kulaks steal 4 kilograms of grain, how many of them should Ivan shoot?

The module also identifies five main themes of “intersectional mathematics,” including “mathematical ethics,” which refers to the notion that math is often used as a tool of oppression, according to the instructors.

Math is evil. Because it can be used to cheat Indians. It’s the fault of 2 + 2.

“Mathematical ethics recognizes that, for centuries, mathematics has been used as a dehumanizing tool… mathematics formulae also differentiate between the classifications of a war or a genocide and have been used to trick indigenous peoples out of land and property.”

Math doesn’t have ethics. People do. But if Al Capone misused math, it’s proof that math is evil. And we must social justice the hell out of 2 + 2.

“In western mathematics, our ways of knowing include formalized reasoning or proof, decontextualization, and algorithmic thinking, leaving little room for those having non-western mathematical skills and thinking processes,”

Great. Go ahead and embrace that non-western math. And then we’ll have to figure out why all the bridges keep falling down.

Source: Social Justice Math Teaches Math is Evil Because It Was Used to Trick Indians | Frontpage Mag

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