Meritocracy is a ‘tool of whiteness,’ claims math professor

A math education professor at Brooklyn College contends in a recent academic article that “meritocracy” in math classes is a “tool of whiteness.”

Laurie Rubel implicates both meritocracy and “color-blindness” as ideological precepts that hold back racial minorities from succeeding in math classes in an article for the peer-reviewed Journal of Mathematics Education.


I believe the following picture illustrates why the good professor is full of shit.

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23 Responses to Meritocracy is a ‘tool of whiteness,’ claims math professor

  1. Trib says:

    So minorities want to just listen to music and dance. The professor doesn’t understand that not being able to read write or perform math then the only job you might get is picking up trash on the highway with a plastic bag. And wondering if someone will tell you when to eat, shit and go home. Then hoping that the money they handed you is correct.

  2. grayjohn says:

    Yeah, not being a lying thieving career criminal piece of shit is racist too.

  3. I’m stealing the hell outta this!

  4. Tom says:

    If I’m wrong, please tell me, but the name redaction looks like a big white dick.

    • Frank says:

      Either that; or a clenched fist on the end of the arm, aimed at the genius who came up with that comment.

    • Phssthpok says:

      You are not alone.

      My first thought as I scrolled down was ‘tool of Whiteness’…lol…I see what you did there.

      Then I reached the text…

    • POd American says:

      It’s obviously a pink white dick.

  5. Pat says:

    SJW’s think black people cant do math because they’re black. but they have to use 1000 words to not say that.

  6. Winston Smith says:

    Fuck yeah, Whiteness means accomplishment. Suck on it, Failures.

    Do you want to be a Success or the Coolest Monkey in the Jungle? (gonna take a while before I quit using that phrase- thanks for that Ken!)

  7. fjord says:

    Hmm. Sounds familiar.

    >>>The complete paragraph containing Marx’s statement of the creed in the Critique of the Gotha Program is as follows:

    In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs![1][3][4]

    Although Marx is popularly thought of as the originator of the phrase, the slogan was common within the socialist movement. For example, it was used by August Becker in 1844[5] and Louis Blanc in 1851.[6] The origin of this phrasing has also been attributed to the French utopian Étienne-Gabriel Morelly,[7][8] who proposed in his 1755 Code of Nature “Sacred and Fundamental Laws that would tear out the roots of vice and of all the evils of a society”, including:[9]

    I. Nothing in society will belong to anyone, either as a personal possession or as capital goods, except the things for which the person has immediate use, for either his needs, his pleasures, or his daily work.
    II. Every citizen will be a public man, sustained by, supported by, and occupied at the public expense.
    III. Every citizen will make his particular contribution to the activities of the community according to his capacity, his talent and his age; it is on this basis that his duties will be determined, in conformity with the distributive laws.

    Or am I reading too much into this bullshit?

  8. Bad_Brad says:

    Man I want to be the guy to pick this person Heart Surgeon.

  9. fRed says:

    So meritocracy in professional sports is a “tool of blackness”?

  10. KaD says:

    I wonder if he applies that principle to his doctor or surgeon.

    Just for the sake of being inclusive, we don’t want to ostracize anybody.

  11. Boba O'Really says:

    “..a flaming arrow of apocalyptic wrath”
    That is some comedy gold right there

  12. ChuckN says:

    If you check her academic record she did earn a B.S. a Mathematics.
    However, everything else is in math Education. She only taught high
    school for 9 years and had no real world job. This is the scholastic
    equivalent of claiming you’re a qualified F1 racer and mechanic
    because you watch Top Gear and once went 80 mph of a turnpike.

    I’m currently teaching high school math and can tell you that schools
    are filled with ‘educators’ like these. I have worked in real world STEM
    jobs as well as emergency services. Every day is a constant battle
    with other teachers who think like this. So far I found the best way to
    deal with them is a) completely ignore them b) if they cause you any
    problems openly question their qualifications and nail them hard with

  13. Steve says:

    “Laurie Rubel implicates both meritocracy and “color-blindness” as ideological precepts that hold back racial minorities from succeeding in math classes”
    TRANSLATION: We simply cannot admit what most of us already know – that the orcs are – on average – 30 IQ points below Europeans and as such, this is the latest trick we’ll use to try to get you to shut up about what you’re own eyes are telling you.
    Let’s just have the amicable divorce and get this over with!!

  14. Oldav8r says:

    “…and thank you for flying Inclusive Airlines.”

  15. Exile1981 says:

    Actually they are partially correct. White people generally believe in merit and if you look at africa or the middle east or 1st nations – then the tribal or family affiliation is more important.

    So yes meritocracy is an invention of whites… and its also why white societies have traditionally done better, been freer and had less corruption.

  16. AmericanBTGoG says:

    So quit, bitch, and let your barista do your job.

  17. Jeffersonian says:

    Didn’t some communist regime try this exact thing? Khmer Rouge maybe? Taking doctors out of the hospitals and having them work in fields, taking peasants out of the fields and having them perform surgery?

  18. Just Saying says:

    You can have the untrained do open heart surgery on you… That should fix you up nicely.

  19. Sabre22 says:

    Minorities should find it very insulting that a WHITE FEMALE PROFESSOR thinks they are so stupid as to not know they are being offended and she has to bring it to every-bodies attention and fight the battle for them that is about as RACIST as you can get.

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