A few days ago, The New York Times published an opinion piece by Frank Bruni about how some liberals had begun to wonder if crying wolf with the charge of “racism” had caused the accusation to lose its former sting. The fear was that the Right had grown so accustomed to the Left labeling everything as racist that accusing Trump of being a racist had been dismissed or backfired.
Today we learned that math is racist:
“It’s no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.
In a new book, “Weapons of Math Destruction,” Cathy O’Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).
From targeted advertising and insurance to education and policing, O’Neil looks at how algorithms and big data are targeting the poor, reinforcing racism and amplifying inequality.
These “WMDs,” as she calls them, have three key features: They are opaque, scalable and unfair …”
If Hillary loses in November because of this nonsense, the finger pointing about how the “racist” cudgel finally lost its effectiveness will be something to behold.