Wow. An assistant math professor at the University of Hawaii battled her way through school, working hard, as she earned her PhD in mathematics; from Princeton University nonetheless! She earned her degree fair and square….and now, instead of instilling that same ethic of hard work and equality, she has a message for white men: quit or be demoted.
Yep. This leads me to wonder if she even actually worked hard for her degree, or if she victimized herself into a doctorate.
Piper Harron writes for a blog for her program, the American Mathematical Society (AMS). She wrote a piece titled, “Get Out The Way,” and I bet you can only imagine what she had to say.
Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion. Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.
Ask yourself who benefits when your sexist society views (“traditional”) marriage as sacred. Ask yourself how we’d talk about marriage and divorce if women were allowed to be. I’m convinced that mixed in with the homophobia that propelled conservatives to suddenly want government all up in our personal lives was misogyny that said it just isn’t “marriage” if you don’t have one man (ruling) and one woman (being ruled).
What can universities do? Well, that’s easier. Stop hiring white cis men (except as needed to get/retain people who are not white cis men) until the problem goes away. If you think this is a bad or un-serious idea, your sexism/racism/transphobia is showing … When the applications come in, remember society makes dominant applicants look better than they are. Society makes marginalized applicants look worse than they are. There is no objectivity. There is no meritocracy.
I know you’re not going to quit your job, but I want you to understand that you should. And to understand that by keeping your job and your other unearned privileges, you are running a continued debt to marginalized people and you should always be seeking ways to pay us back. Not to alarm you, but statistically speaking you are the problem. Your very presence. I can’t tell you what is the best strategy for you to stop blocking my path. I can just ask that you please get out of my way.
So basically, she just flat spelled out in an article exactly what the racists and feminists have been pushing all along but were too cowardly to come out and say, and that is you deserve to succeed anywhere, unless you are a white male.
Save the “only white people can be racist” message for someone who cares, which would likely be your local Starbucks barista . I am not a male but I am white and I guarantee you that I have seen more racism directed at me in my lifetime than I would have ever even considered dishing out. In my eyes, everyone is equal because that is what God has said. Unfortunately, not everyone sees it that way. Including people who are not white.
People like Harron are nothing more than SJWs. She is not some kind of hero or role model. No. She is a coward who feels threatened by men, specifically white men. If she truly worked for that degree, then she should use that same fire to continue doing the best she can, NOT blame white men for her shortcomings.
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