Rarely a week goes by anymore where we don’t hear some deranged leftist – either a students or, increasingly often, a professor – go off on some bizarre rant about white people and their horrible privilege. Here are two such stories just from the last couple of days. You can decide for yourself which one is more disturbing.
First, we have a teaching assistant from the University of Pennsylvania named Stephanie McKellop. She’s an interesting case because, unlike most of these extreme leftists who have to be caught red-handed with their Commie caps on, she felt quite comfortable pushing her racist views on social media.
“I will always call on my black women students first,” McKellop tweeted on Monday. “Other POC get second tier priority. WW [white women] come next. And, if I have to, white men.”
McKellop said she didn’t come up with this idiotic policy on her own, but rather that she had been given this precious gift of racial discernment by one of her undergraduate professors.
“In normal life, who has the easiest time speaking, most opportunities? Flip it,” she tweeted. “The classroom is the place YOU get to control social setting. Prioritize and encourage voices who are talked over more often.”
If there’s anything to be grateful for, it’s that the administration at UPenn was apparently disturbed enough by this “policy” that they decided to cancel her classes for a week while they investigate the matter. Rest assured there are colleges that would have immediately come to her defense instead, because anyone prioritizing “people of color” cannot possibly be wrong!
Okay, so here’s the other story, courtesy of Campus Reform:
A math education professor at the University of Illinois argued in a newly published book that algebraic and geometry skills perpetuate “unearned privilege” among whites.
Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, made the claim in a new anthology for math teachers, arguing that teachers must be aware of the “politics that mathematics brings” in society.
“On many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness. Who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White,” Gutierrez argued.
Gutierrez also worries that algebra and geometry perpetuate privilege, fretting that “curricula emphasizing terms like Pythagorean theorem and pi perpetuate a perception that mathematics was largely developed by Greeks and other Europeans.”
Math also helps actively perpetuate white privilege too, since the way our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white.
Right. Because when we sit back and think, “Damn, who has really got it made in America today?” the first answer we always come up with is “math professors.” Is this nut serious? We have to actually start talking about MATH PRIVILEGE now?
It’s another week in the wild and wooly world of American academia. Before long, every classroom will be White Privilege 101 in disguise and we’ll have a country filled with college graduates who have learned nothing other than how to find and defeat “oppression” wherever they go. What could go wrong…?