The Oppression of Math

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The Oppression of Math

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Re: The Oppression of Math

Post by Precision » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am

2+2=4 regardless of the color of your skin, the color of your hair, the shape of your genitals. But somehow it is oppressive that you can't do the math? No, that is called too lazy to master it. I will admit some people are not math inclined. That means they need to study harder, get a tutor or take a job that has less math requirements. Just like those of us who are bad at OTHER things.
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Re: The Oppression of Math

Post by Weetabix » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:40 pm

I have to admit I get riled up about math education. Education in general really, because I'm pretty sure the public schools and teachers' unions actively use it as a tool of oppression by doing it badly on purpose.

One thing from the article I do agree with: “explain how math dictates economic oppression.” Teaching math badly DOES dictate economic oppression because the students who are not taught or are mis-taught can't figure out how to get out of economic oppression. If they'd teach math correctly, especially basic financial math, there would be a lot less misery in our country and our world. You want more "income equality"? Teach math better.
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Re: The Oppression of Math

Post by BDK » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:16 pm

+1. Basic civics and Econ would also be great

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Re: The Oppression of Math

Post by D5CAV » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:58 pm

Precision wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 am
2+2=4 regardless of the color of your skin, the color of your hair, the shape of your genitals.
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Re: The Oppression of Math

Post by Langenator » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:56 pm

It's not just math...proper grammar, spelling, and good writing in general are also oppressive.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/universit ... n-grading/

Basically, any area where white students outperform students "of color*" is oppressive. (Asians are not "of color," even they are technically minorities, and most of the students I've seen from the Indian sub-continent have more melanin than most Latino students, and a lot of them have more than the 44th POTUS.)
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