English used to be a word, while biology and math were subjects of science.
One could not have foreseen that such topics would be infused with race talk.
It was a strange choice for the person who brought it to pass.
Relatively few years ago, the radio offered, “Free your mind; the rest will follow. Be colorblind; don’t be so shallow.”
These days, however, shallow and deep have switched sides.
We’re currently swimming in “antiracism,” which declares colorblindness as a “microaggression.”
In an attempt to bring the world back together, secondary education has begun to change.
University President Sends a Letter Announcing the School’s Top Priority: Racial Justice and Equity https://t.co/ZmmTyT7BvU
— RedState (@RedState) January 6, 2021
Bates College, a private Maine liberal arts college, is helping to support the revolution.
The school — which recently announced a $100 million initiative for expansion — is eyeing a change where academic subjects are concerned.
The College Fix reports that five professors, and five students, recommended the reboot. All majors will be able to offer at least two classes in order to wake students up, as reported by The College Fix.
The topic in need of tending: “Race, colonialism, white supremacy, power, and privilege.”
TCF reports it’s obtained a copy of the proposal.
One recommend path toward the college’s new goal: incorporate existing classes.
For example, Calculus I is used by the advisory group.
That mathematical maze could, the plan posits, “situate race, white supremacy, colonialism, power, and privilege centrally and attend to them throughout the course.”
Furthermore, the Fix reports, “STEM majors could satisfy the advanced requirement by taking “Math 233: Mathematics for Social Justice.”
This is to be clear: A math class should include these things.
How mathematical methods expose injustices of race and other kinds, as well as the role that mathematics plays in preventing injustice from happening.
The plan proposes to transform English 113 (Theory of Narrative), or English 241 (“U.S. Fiction”)
Currently, those cover “Hawthorne, Howells, James, Wharton, Jewett, and Chesnutt, to more recent writing from James Baldwin, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Donald Barthelme, Sherman Alexie, and David Foster Wallace.”
To meet the requisite racial review, the classes could implement “methodologies of close reading that decenter white western European models.”
As for science, a biology course must offer “the context of a genetics course to understand the social construction of race, and the fact that there is nothing biological supporting these hierarchies and historical injustices.”
Does race actually exist as a social construct or is it?
That would seem to indicate it isn’t real.
And if it’s free from the burden of existing, why is so much of education being altered?
The following cases are examples:
‘All-Inclusive’ University Cultural Center Hosts a BBQ ‘Intended’ for Everyone but White People
Atlanta Mother Shocked to Discover Child’s Elementary School Segregating Classes by Race
Tennessee University Segregates Students for ‘Antiracism’ Training, Hails the Absence of White People as ‘Magical’
University Announces Mentorship Program, Only for ‘Black, Latino, Native American’ Students
As for “antiracist” math, Bates is late to the charge:
Major University Professor Fights Math’s ‘Harbor for Whiteness’
School District Hosts Year-Long Anti-Whiteness Training to Fight ‘Curricular Violence’ in Math
Department of Education Combats White Supremacy of Math
But the Bates bunch is trying to right history’s wrongs.
As per the plan
Bates College believes that in an increasingly globalized world, it is essential to learn how power, difference and equity are produced and operated.
All disciplines will offer courses that will engage students in the study and discussion of race, colonialisms, white supremacy and power. These courses will use a range of theoretical approaches and pedagogical perspectives to encourage them to examine and consider these issues and their dynamics.
If you’re presently a professor and this appears the place for you, join now and vie for the prestigious Kroepsch Award.
One teacher will receive this prize.
But the pupil/professor group believes Kroepsch’s current criteria is “nebulous.”
It’s a profound problem:
Many faculty members do not know how KroepschAward winners are selected, except
This is accomplished by students. This award tends to cement white supremacist ideology.
Hierarchy of social identities
They have the solution!
We should not only make the Kroepsch Award process transparent, but also look to invest in a new award that validates and rewards good pedagogy in the areas of race, white supremacy, colonialism, power, and privilege.
All goes well, students will be able take the new courses.
- In a way that centers, you can develop a deep understanding of the core concepts within your discipline.
race, white supremacy, colonialism, power, and privilege.
- Know how to analyse common issues related to race, colonialism, and power.
They are entitled to use the appropriate tools within their discipline
- Learn to identify and analyze how relevant disciplines interact with each other.
- Ask useful questions about power, race supremacy, colonialism and white supremacy in your discipline.
- For the future, set a learning agenda regarding white supremacy and race.
Colonialism, power, privilege
- Connect with others to make your own research and connections about race and white supremacy.
Colonialism, power and privilege
- You can use Grapple to tackle complex, real-world problems and answer challenging questions
race, white supremacy, colonialism, power, and privilege
And that’s education in 2021.
Imagine all they’ll fix in 2022.
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