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Monday, October 05, 2020

Math is racist now

 I saw this yesterday, didn't want to post it because I was having a lovely day, and why ruin it?

The Mathematical Association of America released a statement Friday claiming both that mathematicians should engage in “uncomfortable conversations” about race, and that policies of from the Trump administration, like the lack of a mask mandate in the United States, are somehow an affront to mathematics. The group concludes with a call for a “pursuit of justice” within math.

We're off into the Twilight Zone, where idiots with degrees can make statements like the one I quote there, and not be laughed into poverty and obscurity they way they so deserve.  2 + 2 = 4, always, no matter the skin color of who adds the numbers, no matter where it's done.  That's why math is a universal language.  But I guess now 2 + 2 = heteronormativecisgenderedpatriarchy or something like that, because reasons.

How about when someone says that 2 + 2 = girls have a vagina and boys are racist rapists, the only proper response can be delivered with a baseball bat?

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