If Dr. Seuss and Math are Racist, Everything’s Racist

Ok, so, Dr. Seuss books are now racist. – No, I’m not making that up:

From the story at DailyWire:

A national educators organization is telling schools to avoid reading Dr. Seuss because the children’s books allegedly have “racial undertones.”

For more than 20 years, March 2 has been recognized as Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The reading recognition day was founded by the National Education Association — the nation’s largest labor union — in 1998. This year’s theme is “Create and Celebrate Diversity.”

The researchers surveyed 50 Dr. Seuss books and concluded that there is not enough diversity in the children’s books, many of which were written in the 1950s.

“Of the 2,240 (identified) human characters, there are 45 of color representing two percent of the total number of human characters,” the study reads. Of the 45 characters of color, 43 “exhibited behaviors and appearances that align with harmful and stereotypical Orientalist tropes.”

Learning for Justice alleges that many of the non-white characters in Dr. Seuss’s books were men and were “subservient” to the white characters in his book.

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Honestly, I don’t even know what to say to that.

Hey, guess what else is racist now? – If I said the occupation of sports analytics, would you have guessed correctly? No?

Well, no worries – if we sat around trying to think of everything in our world that is now suddenly racist, we’d have no time to eat or poop. Oops, that’s probably racist, too, come to think of it.

But back to this sports analytics deal. Check this out:

Ok, so, most of the people in the profession of sports analytics are white and male, and that makes it all racist. But the NBA is overwhelmingly black and male, but that’s not racist. See how this works? No? Ok, let this clown writer for the Boston Globe explain it all to you:

The lack of diversity is possibly most striking at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which started as a meeting of analytic minds and has morphed into a big-ticket event, attracting stars across all sports and bringing them to the intersection of data, culture, and innovation.

“You can see it at the Sloan Conference,” Sparks said. “I think pretty noticeably — a lot of people you pass in halls and people giving presentations. It’s definitely changed in the last two or three years, I’d say, for more diversity. But a lot of people there are white guys that look just like me.”

This year, Sloan is sponsoring 10 Black undergraduate students to attend the virtual conference, and has 13 women or people of color among its list of speakers and panelists.

As the country faced a racial reckoning last year in the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many in the sports data community were forced to look in the mirror and examine ways to make a growing industry more inclusive.

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Ok, now, understand this: The people moaning right now about the lack of diversity in the [checks notes] sports analytics field – a field whose very basis lies in an intricate knowledge of and expertise in mathematics – are the very same people who have been running around for the last decade screaming that mathematics itself is…wait for it…RACIST! No seriously, really, that’s a thing:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is bankrolling a group of activists who believe math is racist.

A group of fringe educators have compiled a six-part toolkit offering an “integrated approach” to developing an “anti-racist math practice” viewed through a social justice lens. It chides the “concept of mathematics being purely objective” as “unequivocally false.” It argues focusing on the “right answer” to math equations is an example of white supremacy.

A group of fringe educators have compiled a six-part toolkit offering an “integrated approach” to developing an “anti-racist math practice” viewed through a social justice lens. It chides the “concept of mathematics being purely objective” as “unequivocally false.” It argues focusing on the “right answer” to math equations is an example of white supremacy.

The toolkit focuses on the 2021 progressive buzzword of “equity” and claims white supremacy and mathematics go hand in hand.

The resources help educators rid their classrooms of the scourge of racist math by making their students dumber. For example, the lessons in Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction warn educators that “white supremacy culture” shows up in the classroom when teachers “treat mistakes as problems by equating them with wrongness” because it “reinforces the ideas of perfectionism (that students shouldn’t make mistakes) and paternalism (teachers or other experts can and should correct mistakes).”

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So, on the one hand you have leftist activists brainwashing teachers and black students to believe that having a real understanding of mathematics is racist while at the same time complaining that an occupation that is based entirely on getting the right answers to complex mathematics problems and applying those right answers to the sporting world doesn’t have enough black people in it.

Something about this equation just doesn’t add up.

Think about it: Our entire lives are based on math and numbers and an understanding of them and why they’re important. I get up at 5 in the morning; I try to have these posts up by 7; Ancient Aliens is on channel 269; the entire Ancient Aliens theory is based on the number 9; or maybe it’s 10; or maybe it’s 12, or 3 – it varies from episode to episode; I put 2 cups of milk/water in my oatmeal; there are 2 cups in a quart; if you don’t know basic math, how do you balance a checkbook; the entire business world is a mathematics problem; you lose about 30% of your paycheck to taxes; you can’t learn music if you can’t do math; you get 6 points for a touchdown but only 3 points for a field goal in football, but you only get 3 points for a field goal in basketball if both your feet are behind that 3-point line; it’s 53 degrees outside as I type this, but it’s gonna be 65 degrees at 3 o’clock; there are 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute; it takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to drive from my house to downtown Houston; on and on and on this goes.

Pretty much everything we do in our daily lives boils down to numbers and math problems, yet we have leftist activists actively brainwashing and shaming teachers into refusing to properly teach black kids math because it’s “racist” and then complaining because a profession whose entire foundation is a keen understanding of mathematics doesn’t have enough black people employed in it.

If Dr. Seuss and math are racist, what isn’t?

You just could never make this stuff up, not in a million bazillion years.

That is all.

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Gregg

When EVERYTING is “racist” nothing is “racist.

The Left is going to push all this schiff too far and it won’t be pretty – for them.

Claire Potter

The purpose is to keep blacks voting (and rigging elections) for Ds while the Ds screw them over with open borders and bad trade deals.

Justme

Up next: Reading is racist. White supremacists have been oppressing slaves and their descendants for centuries by teaching them to read.

Sharon Campbell

I’m still confused. How can math be racist? I guess the Demoncrats will decide science is racist next which will leave them in a hell of a mess….you know COVID & all.

Warren Lockaby

Just so you don’t tragically screw up your oatmeal please note: there are 2 cups in a PINT, 4 pints in a quart. I’ve just finished my 3rd cuppa cawfee so I’m pretty sure I’m right about this. Anyway thanks for another great article!

Marty Wilson

2 cups in a pint, 2 pints in a quart and 4 quarts in a gallon. Of course, you shouldn’t be putting either milk or cream in that coffee anyway because that would make you a racist for not drinking your coffee black.

Gregg

2 pints in a quart

Silas

Ahem! Not to nitpick Dave (okay, I’m nitpicking) but it’s 4 cups to a quart you math racist! 😛

Boarwild

All this garbage is – @ this point- beyond parody, it’s the joke itself. The people pushing/ascribing to this crap are a joke & a total waste of 02.

And I could care less about Dr Suess; even as a kid I didn’t like his stuff. Thought he was a weirdo.

Gregg

Me too about Dr Suess,

When I was showing my granddaughter the books, I felt his stuff was junk, just really bad in retrospect, but I get the point: destroy everything and make everything “racist”.

Brandon J Stover

The Dr Seuss racist thing was an old dem trick from a few years ago. If I remember right, Melania or someone big donated books somewhere and the people refused them saying it was racist. Can’t get track of the stupid stories.

Rick

The only way to get more diversity in Analytics is to get rid of these insane educators pushing this destructive crap. The math requirements for Analytics are not going to change because business or places like the military (my son is an analyst and does analytics for the military) will not accept anything other than the right answer. This is destructive to the black community and they should be outraged.

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