Seattle Public Schools: Math Is Racist

A committee from the Seattle Public School System has decided math is now not only racist, but also a tool for oppression. So wait, does that mean their Common Core pet project can be jettisoned now?

The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) released a rough draft of notes for its Math Ethnic Studies framework in late September, which attempts to connects math to a history of oppression.

The framework is broken into four different themes: “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” “Power and Oppression,” “History of Resistance and Liberation,” and “Reflection and Action.”

The committee suggests that math is subjective and racist, saying under one section, “Who gets to say if an answer is right,” and under another, “how is math manipulated to allow inequality and oppression to persist?”

The good news is since most public school teachers are little more than servants to their union overlords, not one educator will stand up to this buffoonery. Why make a scene when you’re hauling in those sweet, sweet taxpayer-funded paychecks, amirite?

7 thoughts on “Seattle Public Schools: Math Is Racist

  1. Cathy – The only reasoning I can sere for this is they think minority students are doing poorly in math, If so, that doesn’t mean math is racist; it means your teachers are incompetent.

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  2. Mathematics is the language of science. If you can’t speak the language, you won’t succeed in science (or engineering).

    Wyatt, I think you nailed it with that last comment. The teachers can’t do the math. Most likely due to this “common core” B.S. No one does math, algebra, and trig the way it used to be taught anymore. Yes, it may have been hard at first, but eventually the light switch would be turned on, and then it made sense.

    Unless we regain control of our schools, there will be no more engineers to design anything.

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  3. Nick said, “Mathematics is the language of science.” And logic is its handmaiden.
    Math and logic are antithetical to the belief system of the Left. Rather than admit that the views they hold to are illogical, they banish logic to the graveyard of dead white men.

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  4. TXnick – Absolutely correct, and when the bridges start failing, the politicians will whine about how math is so important.

    Ronni – We won’t even recognize this country in twenty years.

    Proof – It’s why they’re now coming after the Founding Fathers; arguably some of the smartest men the world has ever seen.

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    1. I heard a lecture by R.C. Sproul, where he was having a discussion of evolution with a college professor. He didn’t ask him upfront if he “believed in logic”, because the kneejerk answer would have been “yes”. Instead, he walked him through the arguments for a special creation, and at the end of the discussion, asked the question, and the man said, “No. I don’t believe in logic”. Because to admit that, he would have had to come to a conclusion he did not want to accept.
      The Left gives lipservice to logic, but in their hearts, they will not accept the conclusions which shatter their worldview.

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