Professor Claims That “2+2=4” “Reeks Of White Supremacist Patriarchy.” No, Really. (Orwell Is Rolling Over In His Grave)

(Liberty Bell) – Wow, it really has come to this point.

A liberal professor has claimed that it is literally racist to use the example of 2+2=4 to demonstrate objectivity.

In fact, she hysterically declared on Twitter, to do so actually “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.”

“The idea that math (or data) is culturally neutral or in any way objective is a MYTH,” Laurie Rubel of Brooklyn College wrote in a tweet that, as you can imagine, has caused quite a social media uproar.

“I’m ready to move on with that understanding. who’s coming with me?”

Oh my goodness. I need an Advil.

Or a drink.

In a follow-up tweet Rubel declared that “along with the ‘of course math is neutral because 2+2=4’ trope” (trope? Seriously?) “are the related (and creepy) ‘math is pure’ and ‘protect math,” which all “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy. I’d rather think on nurturing people & protecting the planet (with math in service of them goals).”

As you can imagine, because there are people with a basic grasp on common sense still out there in the world, thankfully, she caused quite a stir.

The Blaze compiled some of the hilarious reactions:

“Okay this literally has to be parody,” one person commented.

“If I were an astronaut, and you worked for NASA, I would quit my job,” another reacted.

“This may well be one of the dumbest tweets I’ve seen today,” someone else noted. “And given the general nature of Twitter, that’s saying a lot.”

“Silliest tweet I have seen in quite some time,” another commenter opined.

“Math is employed every day to heal people and the earth,” yet another said. “Expanding that is noble, but redefining the tool will not achieve it. It will just create another tool that the next popular ideology will say ‘reeks’.”

And this person had a bit too much fun with the prof’s claims: “If there are 2 idiots in a room, and 2 more idiots walk in, there are still only 4 idiots present, not 5 math teachers.”

Ha!

Apparently, this isn’t the first time that Rubel has gotten herself some attention for making crazy racial declarations.

People like this seem almost determined to be mocked in right-wing media.

The Blaze notes:

If Rubel’s stance sounds a bit familiar, it may be because she made some headlines a few years back with an academic paper arguing that rewards based on hard work are a “tool of whiteness” that oppresses minorities.

She added in her paper that in order to fix the problem teachers must incorporate social justice ideas into their lesson plans, a process she called “teaching for” social justice to lift up disadvantaged students.

The process “is providing students from underserved, marginalized groups access to challenging mathematics … with the critical equity-directed practices, or teaching about social justice. In other words, dominant equity-directed practices do not challenge the status quo,” she said in her paper for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.

Featured image credit: Brooklyn College

27 COMMENTS

  1. im sorry but i love college educated idiots, the crap they come with makes me fill like a damn genius/ i dont know where she was taught arithmetic but its plain to see she missed a class or two, and i have a 1st grade math book id gladly loan to you if you think you can handle the big words

  2. This is the stereotypical woman who led to centuries of patriarchal male dominance. Who could blame them? Some of those women in the past were so nuts, they had to be institutionalized. This Rubel would seem a likely candidate for that solution, herself. At least, put a 72-hour hold on her.

  3. Words cannot express the stupidity of this “person.” She and others like her are destroying our educational system. The reason so many of the college educated protesters are effing stupid and ignorant on the subject. The only response they deserve is tit for tat. Violence begets violence. Rip off their masks and chase them home to their mommies and daddies who have created these monsters and creeps. Follow them home and wreck havoc on them and their families.

  4. 2+2=0 mod 2. 2+2=1 mod 3. 2+2=0 mod 4. 2+2=4 mod 5.
    2+2 = 0.8584073464102… mod pi. But 2 nuts + 2 nuts is always 4 nuts.

  5. This teacher sounds like she is on drugs. She seems to be totally out of character. this school should immediately take a hard look at what she teaches and I would say let her go. For someone who supposedly has a grasp on education, it sounds more like she hasn’t even got a grasp on reality!!.

  6. She added in her paper that in order to fix the problem teachers must incorporate social justice ideas into their lesson plans, a process she called “teaching for” social justice to lift up disadvantaged students.

    The process “is providing students from underserved, marginalized groups access to challenging mathematics … with the critical equity-directed practices, or teaching about social justice. In other words, dominant equity-directed practices do not challenge the status quo,” she said in her paper for the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.

    My engineering college degree, earned when there were no participation trophies given out like candy, and which included courses in English and even poetry, did not help me in unraveling that last paragraph which is pure garbage and mumbo jumbo.

    But who is the bigger fool? The damned fool who teaches damned nonsense at a damned useless – or actually socially harmful – institution, or the 2nd damned fool who sends his or her child to get retarded in life by having their heads filled up with this garbage at a cost that wipes out a well-endowed retirement account.

    This racist seeks to harm mainly minority students by telling them that they are retarded until they start believing it and actually become retarded.

  7. I know why she is called professor, she professes to be a talented educator when actually she is an imbecile at best. This ding-a-ling is dumber than a box of rocks.

  8. Where in hell did this 2 bit twit get her education? OOHH Yeah it came from Lenin U in Russia, and her PhD. is in Becoming an ID 10 T!!! That explains why she has about as much brains as God gave a piss ant!!!

  9. And I’m sure that the parents of her students are so happy that she’s their teacher ! I’m beginning to believe that there is a stupid gene running through Democrats ! But sad to say she’ll probably get a raise out of that asinine statement !!

  10. I dun think this here Laurie can’t rite non to gud. She dun said “…with math in service of them goals.” Don’t she no that it’s “them there” goals?!

    • Ahhhhhhh, duhhhhhhhhh, Ranger. How’s it feel to have shit for brains? I need some more dumbasses on my campaign team. Do you need a job?

  11. Ignorance is rampant. The inmates of the asylum are loose on the world … what can one say about anyone that crazy, and/or ignorant. Ignore the nut and move on with your life, and watch for more of these nut cases as time goes by. They desperately want attention so they will say, or do almost anything to obtain attention.

  12. All these ‘woke’ elitist white people should do what they demand of the rest of the nation; give up all their money, property and privilege and go live on the streets.
    The school that keeps this ‘individual’ should lose all their donor support.

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