But the very professors of what should be serious classes. But instead we have this.
“Donna Riley, a professor at Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, published an article in the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Engineering Education, positing that ACADEMIC RIGOR IS A “DIRTY DEED” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege.”” And continues, “scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonizing.”
Would you hire an engineering education graduate who has little mastery of the rigor of engineering?
But Donna Riley, is not alone.
“Rochelle Gutierrez, a math education professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her recent book, she says the ability to solve algebra and geometry problems perpetuates “unearned privilege” among whites. Educators must be aware of the “politics that mathematics brings” in society. She thinks that “on many levels, mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.” After all, she adds, “who gets credit for doing and developing mathematics, who is capable in mathematics, and who is seen as part of the mathematical community is generally viewed as White.””