Not just Social Justice, but Eco-Social Justice!
From Canada, but probably coming to an Ivy Covered Tower near you: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are RAYCISS!!! And STEM is probably all the other double-plus un-good negatives-du-jour.
The little paper by sociologists (social scientists? social engineers? socialists?) Marc Higgins, Maria F. G. Wallace, and Jesse Bazzul, writing in "Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education," (September 2018, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 187–192) urges us to get woke to
addressing the central role that STEM plays in (re)producing individual and systemic racism."
Math. Is. Racist. I mean, look at it. Sure, they have an "equal" sign, but what about the sinister power of "greater than" and "less than?"
Engineering. Is. Racist. I mean, look at how the roadbed of a suspension bridge is locked into the system of dependency. Slavery! Colonialism!
Technology. Is. Racist. I mean, look at programming. Say you come across a program containing "memcpy()." That's a built-in C++ function. "Function." Think about that. How would that make you feel if you were dysfunctional or "differently functional" yourself? And what makes the C++ programming language think it's so superior with its double-plus, hmmmm???
Science. Is. Racist. I mean – Old White Men. Like Marie Curie, and Hedy Lamarr, or even Ralph Bunche. Oh, never mind -- it's mostly Old White Men. Who are evil or something for some reason or other.
So get woke already, especially you Canadian STEM teachers, or else Marc, Maria, and Jesse are going to be (re)producing some really downer vibes.
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