Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’

(Breitbart) – Brooklyn College Professor of Math Education Laurie Rubel argued this week on Twitter that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.” Rubel’s tweet was retweeted and promoted by several academics at universities and colleges around the nation.

According to a report by Campus Reform, Brooklyn College Professor Laurie Rubel, who teaches math education, tried to make the case this week that basic math is “white supremacist.” The tweets are part of a larger trend in recent scholarship by American academics, many of which have argued that “objective truth” is a social construct.

“The idea that math (or data) is culturally neutral or in any way objective is a MYTH. I’m ready to move on with that understanding. Who’s coming with me?” Rubel wrote in a tweet.

“Along with the ‘of course math is neutral because 2+2=4’ trope and the related (and creepy) ‘math is pure’ and ‘protect math.’ Reeks of white supremacist patriarchy,” Rubel added. “I’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals).”

Several academics from institutions around the nation chimed in. Harvard Ph.D. candidate Kareem Carr suggested that math should be reevaluated because it was primarily developed by white men.

“People say it’s subjectivism to ask if math is Western. I don’t get that. It’s an objective fact that some groups were more involved in the creation of modern math than others,” Carr said. “They may have been *trying* to make it objective but it’s not stupid to ask if they actually succeeded!”

A few academics have pushed back. James Lindsay, one of the academics behind a series of hoax papers that were published in “social justice” journals, reminded Rubel and her peers that mathematical truths are objective.

“It’s certainly the case, and the Woke need to be held firmly to the point, that feats of engineering like space travel and rocketry utterly depend upon accepting stable meanings of mathematical statements like 2+2=4 as objectively true, not mere accidents of culture,” Lindsay tweeted.

Featured image credit: Brooklyn College

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Why do Asian do well in mathematics? Not because they are elitist Whites like her. Arithmetic, a problem for Blacks is an elementary level of math which apparently is her specialty.

  2. Another RACIST IGNORANT LIBERAL spewing IGNORANCE meant to keep Minorities beholding to Democraps. Democraps know an Educated person can and will work for a living and won’t need them so they want Minorities IGNORANT so they can control them. Just like they did with the KKK and all other HATE CRIMES they have used since the Civil War and even before America was a Nation.

  3. Hey stupid, look in the mirror, your lily white. If you think your black, your colored blind. What is wrong will people who are suppose to be educated. Your a sad case of a human being and a danger to college or any kid. Did your family own slaves that you feel this guilt for being white. GET OVER IT. You need a slap in the face (not water) to bring you back to reality.

  4. It appears that this imbecile has lost her computational factors, because she sounds like a pile of Rubble! Hey Laurie ‘Shit-for-Brains’ why don’t you return your diploma and your degree, because neither is worth wiping your derriere (that’s French for where your brains are located) with. This is what happens when we allow liberal thinking to infect our educational system. All these liberal teachers and professors were imported to planet Earth, from planet BM (that would be Bull Manure) and maybe even planet HP (that would be Horse Pucky). Maybe it’s time to send them all back. They are all about as useful as a severe case of diarrhea. Think of all the garbage they are teaching our children. The results are well documented in the streets of New York, Seattle, Chicago and all the other big cities being destroyed by Liberally educated MORONS!

  5. I thought that mathematics professors were suppose to be smart. The Egyptians and the people of india ands well as the arabs all had a part along with Newton and others helped develop the mathematics system we use to day. What is with these uninformed and uneducated people teaching in universities? She is fussing about 2+2=4 as if she has a chip on her shoulder.

  6. Hey, Rubel! What is wrong with you? I guess all black people are stupid to you and can’t perform well in mathematics, correct? You need a good slap ( not condoning violence ) , your mother or father or husband or someone who loves you needs to slap you for your idiotic statements. I guess blacks should just shine shoes on a dirty corner of a windy street, or maybe just rely on welfare for sustenance, am I correct? What an idiot you truly are. Go find a rock to crawl under.

  7. What she really means is that Blacks aren’t able to do math – so naturally it has to be White Supremacy. And they let this moron teach!!! Any wonder children are coming out of High School being unable to carry on a conversation or balance a check book.

  8. The hero of today’s progressive liberal trash Barry Hussein Obama has problems with math and he’s only half black with a white mother … hmm.

    Is it race or just today’s progressive liberal trash folks ?

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