Universities have become ideological manufacturing plants with the sole product they pump out being whole generations of government loving statists who will obey orders without a second thought.
These places, once bastions for learning different points of view and how to engage in civil discourse with those who have varying beliefs, have more or less become nut houses sheltering the new liberal agenda, making them shadows of their former selves.
The level of insanity oozing from the dorms and department buildings is astounding. A great example is the absolute crazy talk coming from a University of Illinois professor is saying about algebra and geometry.
via Daily Caller:
A University of Illinois math professor believes that algebra and geometry perpetuate “white privilege” because Greek terms give Caucasians unearned credit for the subject.
But that isn’t the professor’s only complaint. She also believes that evaluations for math proficiency perpetuates discrimination against minority students, if they do worse than their white counterparts.
Rochelle Gutierrez argues in a newly published math education book for teachers that they must be aware of the identity politics surrounding the subject of mathematics.
“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness,” she argues with complete sincerity, according to Campus Reform. “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.”
Gutierrez argues that subjects like algebra and geometry, which relate to arithmetic, also perpetuate racism and white privilege. She worries that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”
Gutierrez claims that the importance of math skills in the real world also places what she calls an “unearned privilege” for those who are good at it. Because most math teachers in the United States are white, white people stand to benefit from their grasp of the subject disproportionate to members of other races.
To resolve the intelligence gap, Gutierrez calls on math professors to develop a sense of “political conocimiento,” a Spanish term for “political knowledge for teaching.”
She concludes her argument with the claim that all knowledge is “relational,” or is, in other words, relative. “Things cannot be known objectively; they must be known subjectively.”
How can the statement “all knowledge is relational” or relative be truth if all things can only be known subjectively? In other words if there is no such thing as absolute truth, then the statement “there is no absolute truth” cannot be true, which basically means the argument destroys itself.
Clearly this lady thinks she’s a bit smarter and more intellectual than she actually is.
Secondly, is there anything on earth during the 21st century that won’t be misconstrued in some way as being racist? Anything at all?
It seems as if you dare to breathe in the wrong direction you’re going to be called a bigot or have accusations of white privilege tossed at you like some sort of SJW grenade. I mean, not even math is safe anymore.
This political correctness stuff, which limits free speech will inevitably cause a stagnation in our cultural development. Let’s hope someone is able to wake up future generations who will reject this PC garbage and bring our nation back to common sense.