Toejam nominated this dickhead.
A high-school physics teacher has developed his own six-day curriculum that he uses to teach about institutional racism, privilege, and social justice as part of his seniors’ physics classes.
WTF? What does white privilege have to do with physics. This brings to mind sumpin’ that happened with my nephew out in California. in his math class he had to write an essay totally unrelated to math. His father wrote a letter to the school asking why English was being taught in math class.
The teacher, Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle, has also been promoting the lesson plan to other high-school science instructors.
Sure. Let’s water down our science classes with racist bullshit.
John Burk, a math and physics teacher from Delaware, said that he learned about the curriculum when he met Rifkin at a People of Color Conference and gushed that it “brilliantly brings lessons about social justice, privilege, and institutional racism into the physics classroom.”
What does “social justice, privilege, and institutional racism” have to do with physics? Nothing!
In fact, Burk loved the unit so much that he had Rifkin write a guest post about it in his (Burk’s) own blog, in which Rifkin explained: “I was jealous of my colleagues in English and History who got to talk every day in class about society and how it worked and how to be moral and caring and kind, whereas those conversations with students only happened for me outside the classroom.”
Well if that bullshit is so important to you then quit teaching science and go teach English or History. On second thought, that bullshit shouldn’t be taught in English or History either. It’s nothing more than racist propaganda. Why don’t we talk about black privilege? Yannow, how unqualified blacks are admitted to schools ahead of qualified whites or Asians. Or howza ’bout our president. You take a white person with the same skills and experience as Obungler and there is no way he could have been elected president. Sarah Palin was more qualified than Obumbler, since she had actual executive experience having run a town and a state. The only thing Oblunder had ever run was his mouth.
“That I was teaching at a private school only made matters worse: my students weren’t learning about their own privilege (academic and, in most cases, economic and racial),” Rifkin continued.
Yannow, if I were spending big bucks to send my kids to a private school and we had teachers teaching this class envy bullshit I would be on the phone to the principle demanding this bullshit stop or I would pull my kid out of there. I would have other parents doing the same thing. The parents are paying big bucks for their kids to get an education not an indoctrination.
During one section of the course, Rifkin’s post explains, students study black physicists. For a homework assignment, he instructs students to learn about a pre-1950s black physicist and also a modern black physicist. Rifkin explains that he expects finding information about black physicists will be tough, which “points to the big question of this project: why is this? Why, percentage-wise, are there dramatically fewer black physicists than black Americans?”
“Is it because black students are not interested in physics? Not capable? Something else?” the homework assignment asks.
Once again, what does that have to do with physics itself? Absolutely nothing! But if he really wants to know I can give him a quick explanation. It’s a cultural thing. It’s the anti-achievement mentality in the black culture. Doing well in school is “acting white”. I don’t think that’s the answer he wants to hear but that’s the truth. There have been studies on this. One was actually done by a black anthropologist in Shaker Heights Ohio. Read about it here. Needless to say the author of this study was castigated for the results by members of the black grievance society. Blame the messenger. But I digress.
Yes — the physicist has to be black specifically and the assignment “will not cover any other minority groups that may not be as involved in science.”
Racist right there. It only covers blacks. Amazing. This is the kind of bullshit that is being taught in schools today. Science is racist. Who knew? And to you Seattle parents who are paying to send your kid to this pricey school aren’t you happy that they are being taught racial politics instead of science? Of course this is Seattle so the parents prolly believe this crap and are happy this dude is teaching this crap to their children.
So Moses Rivkin, you have earned the coveted AOTW Award. If I had kids in your class, I would be in the principal’s office complaining about this asshole.