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Jan 12 2018

Academics Proclaim Numbers, Math, and Statistics to Be Racist, Propose Alternative

Three British professors bark that numbers “serve white racial interests” and are therefore bad:

Led by David Gillborn, a professor at the University of Birmingham, the professors argue that math serves white interests because it can “frequently encode racist perspectives beneath the facade of supposed quantitative objectivity.”

“Contrary to popular belief, and the assertions of many quantitative researchers, numbers are neither objective nor color-blind,” Gillborn and his team assert in their article for the journal Race, Ethnicity, and Education.

Because “data is often used to shut down, silence, and belittle equity work,” we need to replace statistics with “QuantCrit” (“quantitative analysis” + “critical race theory”).

[K]ey tenets of QuantCrit theory include realizing that math tends to legitimate existing racial inequalities, acknowledging that numerical analyses disadvantage minorities, and understanding how numbers play to the benefit of white interests.

Do you think 2 + 2 really does equal 4? Then you are a white supremacist, and as Oprah Winfrey would say, just have to die.

“Numbers are social constructs and likely to embody the dominant (racist) assumptions that shape contemporary society,” they write. As a consequence, they assert that “in many cases, numbers speak for White racial interests.”

The professors aspire to “expose and delegitimize the racist (and sexist, classist, hetero-normative, and ableist) assumptions, policies, and practices that are currently supported by the uncritical use of quantitative data,” presumably by replacing numbers, math, and statistics with QuantCrit.

Liberal academia is at war with sanity.



  • Brian

    Moja, mbili, tatu, nne, tano, sita, saba, nane, tisa, kumi. That’s one to ten in Swahili. These numbers bear the same numerical values as ours. Tano plus mbili definitely equals saba. So I’m confused or, as I prefer to say, denormativized.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Since numbers are social constructs, I propose that the good professor be supplied electricity where voltage is supplied in arbitrary numbers. If 120 volts in his wall sockets are part of that social construct, then it should make no difference whether we supply him at 1.2 volts or 12,000 volts.

    Similarly, his local gas station should take the same approach on filling his tires. If 30 psi is called for, why not fill them to 3 psi and send him on his way?

    I could go on….

  • THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

    Math is the language of the universe, the true language spoken by God. These malignant minions insist on keeping captive their own in eternal darkness. It should not surprise anyone familiar with the party of slavery.

  • Anonymous

    Orwell proven right by Leftists… again:
    http://kwize.com/pics/Quote2-2133.jpg

  • Hungjumper

    But how will they financially manage a string of ho’s?

  • Bar Dou

    Well, when stuff like this goes on it makes you wonder!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFJpsDmKvU

  • Wilberforce

    Don’t be fooled; math is yet another trick of the white man!

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    He won’t take you up on it, because he knows just as well as we do that he’s full of it.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Yep, perfect response: “Orwell warned us about you.”

  • BPatMann

    For some time now, I have suspected the E=mc^2 is merely a social construct.

  • rpp618

    Will this methodology make calculating flight paths for spacecraft more accurate?

  • Wilberforce

    Take a look at some of the other “papers” filed at the website. All word stew, academic, make-work lunacy…

    http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cree20/current

  • Don’t needs no maff, ’cause my EBT already know how much I got.

  • sk6actual

    Sadly the Brits and Swedes seem not to care about the mounting numbers of losses to their nation states inflicted from the invader hordes. Tell me again how Brits fought the Romans and Norse and won … oh, right, the Romans and Norse just actually assimilated eventually and adsorbed the rest of them.

  • Mack

    Jesus never said “Solve for X.” So there.
    (Just a joke, son.)

  • FromNJ

    Math, more importantly, STATISTICS point out things that progressives and SJWs don’t want to accept; like certain groups do more bad things that other other groups.
    So it’s the MATH that has to be changed; not the behavior of certain groups.

  • EugeneAustin

    No wonder these two guys are sitting on the porch rather than working at MacDonald’s.

  • THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

    Math is enlightenment – even if I still can’t perform a quadratic equation, 2+2= always equals 4

  • Frank

    I’ve always suspected that math was a subtle way of oppressing melanin rich bipeds! Now we have proof!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ca0f85ea0aa9dbd3140551bc7270d8452445207022bbad73edb1e42d84d1899.png

  • MAS

    Figures don’t lie but liars do figure…

  • Bless his heart

    In one matter it seems that Islam abandoned cause and effect for much of it during the 10th Century.
    Nothing matters but Sharia.

    That’s one theory. but Daaaammm. Theories must be waaaaycist also. My doing.

    Treat them as they deserve.

  • Bless his heart

    Das a shiiitload of money dem bruthus and sistas and cucks are making writing the scyentificate foundation for that load of toxic thought.

  • Bless his heart

    They won’t miss the Earth while trying to make orbit or at other times.

  • Bless his heart

    YEAH! They won’t know how to keep the ho’s from stealing from them. then they might have to beat them even more.

    That kid on South Park knew how to run a string of ho’s profitably.

  • Bless his heart

    There have been studies done on math comprehension and abilities among different gene groups.

    I wonder who keeps up that neighborhood and house. Maybe some people who know, or don’t have to know, what that question means.

    I bet they have great personalities.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    Remember, kids: The left is the side of the political spectrum devoted to science.

  • Hungjumper

    Looks like quadratic racism to me.

  • octa bright

    Try to build a stable bridge without math.

  • BillPrep

    space, earth, AND gravity are ALL racist…

  • Nick Testa

    You know why this is, well beyond the notion that progressives are insane? this is because math and statistics prove that progressives are full of shit with their claims, so therefore math and statistics are the problem – not their lies… Oh and not only that but millennials are retards that struggle with math and associated subjects because public “education” brainwashes them 8 hours a day with social justice and not math.

    Of course progressives will deny this is even happening – because even they know it’s embarrassing and they need to save face, but it’s never occurred to them that progressivism in general is an embarrassment. That they’re wrong about absolutely everything absolutely all the time.

    It’s impossible to co-exist with progressives, something needs to be done about them and the disease of progressive ignorance they spread and promote…. Progressives are literally intellectual terrorists….. And they know they’re wrong which makes them even worse… It would be one thing if they were just too stupid to adhere to science, logic and reason, but they’re not – they refute these ideas because they hate the people that use them.

  • Frank

    Quadratic Racism is the most vile and insidious form imaginable. Dr. King preached against it, Malcolm X fought it. Da Revunds Jessy jack-off and Al Not-too-sharpton are getting rich off it.

  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Analogous MO they have been using for climate “science.” If the data don’t fit your model, change the data. Then call your critics unscientific when they object.

  • PALADIN

    “Academics Proclaim Numbers, Math, and Statistics to Be Racist,”
    –well, DUH –the racist master declared that long ago !!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/919877bb526b5b9b58beb40e2a4991f90e1b84eee97c61c9ccb29901ae787e16.jpg

  • Nick Testa

    Remember back in the day when progressives used to call conservatives “flat earthers” and “anti-science”?

    Now math and science is racist if it doesn’t tow the progressive line…. You can’t make this shit up..

    I wish they would all drink the Jim Jones Kool Aide en masse as mass protest to Trump.

  • im4truth4all

    “It is not that when men cease to believe in God they will believe in nothing, they will believe in anything” – G.K. Chesterton

  • Here’s an equation for you: QuantCrit = BullSh*t

  • im4truth4all

    It would seem that if you adopt this philosophy and most electronic equipment operates with zeros and ones, then the use of this equipment indicates racism.

  • Watchman59

    PLEASE!! Stop giving them ideas!!!

  • Trebuchet

    QuantCrit is what you use when you can’t hack it in the real world.

  • Trebuchet

    What has this guy been smoking?

    Besides his brain, I mean.

  • physicsnut

    pjw must use a lot of NUMBERS or something
    https://youtu.be/LJdumFFPLqA

  • ICEvictim

    “Numbers are social constructs…”
    so apparently there is no objective reality according to these people. *facepalm*
    This is your brain on drugs.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df7ba51dcfb13987e455fe7efa4216da8b1dd9a633129ec5d7470dd929558823.jpg

  • Trebuchet

    He’s certainly one of my faves, although I avoid Infowars like the plague.

  • ICEvictim

    ha ha ha LOL

  • randian

    “If reality disagrees with my politics, reality is wrong”

  • Bar Dou

    They may or not be smoking anything, they are not equipped mentally to understand simple math. They are uneducated and living off the taxpayer. They breed and produce more like themselves. The cycle will never end.

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  • Area man

    “numerical analyses disadvantage minorities”
    “In many cases, numbers speak for White racial interests.”
    This is actually good, they are admitting that the numbers prove that all races are not the same. Of course, when you start from their core belief, which is that all races ARE the same, (except for those evil whiteys!!!) then the only possible explanation is that the very numbers themselves are racist. Of course, to normal people like us, that sounds crazy and even stupid, but they are college professors so they know they are not crazy or stupid, they are so smart that the world must conform to their brains!
    The left has already decided that truth and facts are racist, so of course numbers must be too. The question is, if we were to concede that this utter insanity were correct, in the name of social justice, then where does that lead us? How can we run our world without numbers?

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  • Obama’s boyfriend

    May all progressives follow this advice and learn Albanian, lesbian interpretive dance rather than math, the sciences or learning to reason. The future awaits you.

    Abandon your privilege and embrace the people’s values.

    Suckers.

  • Anonymous

    Typical “constructivist” progressive delusion…

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