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.
The teacher, Moses Rifkin of University Prep in Seattle, has also been promoting the lesson plan to other high-school science instructors.
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.”
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.”
“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.
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?”
White privledge is a 1960’s propaganda tool being regurgitated now because the radical left has no “ideas” left and have re-created a whole new generation of a self loathing, hateful “them”.
They continually look at skin color. The focus is no longer about education, learning, growing. The focus is not about the individual making strides, no matter what “color” you are…it all leads back to the unproductive liberal propaganda of fairness and equality…of course the “interest” will be shifted…for some…is that the “plan”?
Apparently these students are to be denied a privilege to an education and get racist indoctrination instead. Thus, they will be ignorant and ill-prepared to meet the true challenges in life (though they would always be ready to participate in a good “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” march).
And the gap between the races grows wider and deeper.
It’s supposed to be “Physics”, not “The Liberal History of Physics”
Great, now we’re going to have to bus in black quarks from a poor parallel universe. 😉
Racists. (The leftist social justice “educators”)
@Ditto: Does Physics apply differently to black persons than it does to yellow people? I would think that ‘time and matter’ would apply equally.
No more than mathematics does.