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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.

54 Responses to “Academics Proclaim Numbers, Math, and Statistics to Be Racist, Propose Alternative”

  1. Brian says:

    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.

  2. Mr. Freemarket says:

    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….

  3. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    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.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Orwell proven right by Leftists… again:

  5. Hungjumper says:

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

  6. Bar Dou says:

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

  7. Wilberforce says:

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

  8. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

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

  9. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

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

  10. BPatMann says:

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

  11. rpp618 says:

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

  12. Wilberforce says:

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

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

  14. sk6actual says:

    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.

  15. Mack says:

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

  16. FromNJ says:

    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.

  17. EugeneAustin says:

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

  18. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

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

  19. Frank says:

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

  20. MAS says:

    Figures don’t lie but liars do figure…

  21. Bless his heart says:

    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.

  22. Bless his heart says:

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

  23. Bless his heart says:

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

  24. Bless his heart says:

    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.

  25. Bless his heart says:

    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.

  26. Occam's Stubble says:

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

  27. Hungjumper says:

    Looks like quadratic racism to me.

  28. octa bright says:

    Try to build a stable bridge without math.

  29. BillPrep says:

    space, earth, AND gravity are ALL racist…

  30. Nick Testa says:

    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.

  31. Frank says:

    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.

  32. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    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.

  33. PALADIN says:

    “Academics Proclaim Numbers, Math, and Statistics to Be Racist,”
    –well, DUH –the racist master declared that long ago !!!!

  34. Nick Testa says:

    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.

  35. im4truth4all says:

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

  36. Angel says:

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

  37. im4truth4all says:

    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.

  38. Watchman59 says:

    PLEASE!! Stop giving them ideas!!!

  39. Trebuchet says:

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

  40. Trebuchet says:

    What has this guy been smoking?

    Besides his brain, I mean.

  41. physicsnut says:

    pjw must use a lot of NUMBERS or something

  42. ICEvictim says:

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

  43. Trebuchet says:

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

  44. ICEvictim says:

    ha ha ha LOL

  45. randian says:

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

  46. Bar Dou says:

    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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  48. Area man says:

    “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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  50. Obama's boyfriend says:

    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.


  51. Anonymous says:

    Typical “constructivist” progressive delusion…

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