Multiculturalism ain’t it. 2 + 2 = 5. It always has, unless you want it to equal 3. Or 1619. Or whatever. The civilization-challenged declared war on mathematics (again).
In a February 2021 bulletin sent out by the Oregon Department of Education, just below a feature on Black History Month, is a notice announcing a “micro-course” for educators titled “A Pathway to Math Equity.” The course promises to provide educators with “key tools for engagement [and] strategies to improve equitable outcomes for Black, Latinx, and multilingual students” and knowledge on how to “dismantle racism in mathematics instruction.”
One might well ask, how can math—which more than any other subject deals in the realm of pure logic—possibly be racist? The “toolkit” provided as a resource for the first course session is happy to answer this question.
“We see white supremacy culture show up in the mathematics classroom even as we carry out our professional responsibilities” explains the guide. Educators must therefore take on the responsibility for “visibilizing the toxic characteristics of white supremacy culture with respect to math.”
I have a novel idea to help these perpetual malcontents avoid White supremacy culture, but it would be called racist. Everything is racist.
If by now, you haven’t figured out that institutional education in the USSA is dead, then you are the problem. And, if I can call your attention away from “visibilizing” for a moment, the incompatibles have one equation they don’t mind solving – reparations.
U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas is renewing a 30-year congressional push to establish a commission that would study the impact of slavery and possible reparations for African Americans.
Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, started the effort with House Resolution 40 in 1989 but garnered little support. This year, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act has 162 co-sponsors. At the end of the last Congress, the bill had 173 co-sponsors.
The bill would form a commission to study slavery and the racial and economic discrimination that continued after slavery and to recommend solutions to Congress. It was named H.R. 40 after a promise Congress made to formerly enslaved people at the end of the Civil War — that they would receive “40 acres and a mule.”
40 acres (elsewhere) and a mule it is! No, seriously, it would be racist to add up any numbers, just ask the idiots in Oregon. A little – and I hate to go all White supremacist toxic visibilizing, but – math reveals that we already pay reparations. We have paid. We will continue to pay until we either intelligently and amicably part ways or else kick off a party to make the horrors of 1861-65 look tame and weak by comparison. 173 (morons) + 40 (delayed acres) x 384,109 (lifetime transfer dollars) = 81,816,217 (a reasonable casualty tally). See, there is a right answer.