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Meritocracy is a ‘tool of whiteness,’
« on: January 09, 2018, 05:03:54 AM »
We need a new category called "ya can't make this up" forum

OK, before you go out and look the word up because it's seldom used in a society that prides itself on awarding the best and brightest, be it awards and recognition, or the best paying job, know this, according to this freakin nut, that's white racism and oppression. :lol:

"Meritocracy": judging one on their achievements.

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 Urban Mathematics Education.

"Teachers who claim color-blindness...are, in effect, refusing to acknowledge the impact of enduring racial stratification on students and their families."   

[RELATED: Prof: ‘Meritocracy’ is a ‘whiteness ideology’]

Rubel, who taught high school math for nine years before becoming a professor, argues that while meritocracy is commonly linked to hard work and talent, it also “functions as a tool of whiteness” because it “ignores systemic barriers and institutional structures that prevent opportunity and success.”

Color-blindness, too, can be an issue for math teachers, according to Rubel, who asserts that “Teachers who claim color-blindness—that is, they claim to not notice the race of their students—are, in effect, refusing to acknowledge the impact of enduring racial stratification on students and their families.

“By claiming not to notice, the teacher is saying that she is dismissing one of the most salient features of the child’s identity and that she does not account for it in her curricular planning and instruction,” Rubel adds, citing education theorist Gloria Ladson-Billings.

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Re: Meritocracy is a ‘tool of whiteness,’
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 11:17:55 AM »
 "ya can't make this up"

Your being PC.   :lol: :lol:

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