Sheesh, lady. Redface isn’t any more acceptable, nor any less damaging, than blackface.
She may have thought this would be a way to engage her students with some, what, drama? Comedy? But it’s tough to see her act here in both videos as anything other than a dehumanizing dredging up of old, demeaning stereotypes.
Funny. I learned SOHCAHTOA without any type of weird cringeworthy costumes and dance and screaming fits. This appears to be 110% unnecessary in addition to being jaw dropping head shaking stupid.
I’ve seen better math instruction on PornHub
What the fuck was that??
I can’t really do the math anymore, it’s been too long, but I still remember SOH CAH TOA. And, like you, no teacher ever had to resort to racist bullshit to instill it in me. It’s catchy enough on its own, that lady was just looking for an excuse to perform her racism.
Yeah I vaguely remember a math teacher saying something like “Remember Princess SOHCAHTOA!” as a mnemonic device (implying that it sounded like a Native American name) but they didn’t do… this.
If one was going to employ outdated cultural stereotypes to teach math then it seems like they should at least go with the ancient Greeks, or maybe the Babylonians.
Dang. That was hard to watch. Honestly, I can’t remember how I learned SOH CAH TOA in high school, but since it was a private school, I’m sure it was just “Remember SOH CAH TOA.” (I did get the highest possible score in my HS trig class after all)
My favorite mnemonic, which is mildly apropos for this situation: “Some Old Hippy Caught Another Hippy Tripping On Acid”
This is offensive. The proper attire is an improvised toga and doing a chant like in the movie “Animal House.” Basic respect to Greek culture.
The mnemonic i learned for resistor color codes is so racist and misogynistic i won’t repeat it here.
There are lots of mnemonics like that. Like, Camels Often Sit Down Carefully, Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Or, Old Oprah Occasionally Trots Triumphantly About, Farting Velveeta Globs, Vaunting Accolades Hysterically. And its companion mnemonic, Some Say Money Matters, But My Boss Says Big Boobs Make Money.
I don’t know you very well, but I’m anticipating that @DonatellaNobody’s example(s) might be a little more exciting…
I mostly meant that one
Riverside, California? A racist bigot in Riverside, California? That county adjacent to mine, is the Mississippi of California, we drive through it often, with the windows up and the doors locked.
Well, I won’t say I’m angry, of course, but I am a wee bit…disappointed.
'tis true! I was expecting sexy secants and all I got was fully clothed calculus. And this on a Friday!
Oh, but back on topic, this teacher is an idiot. I get the sense her students would be better off if she didn’t show up…
What the ever living fuck? I have just two thoughts:
- Who in 2021 thinks that’s acceptable? And
- Who in 2021 thinks they won’t be recorded doing something like this?
(Rhetorical questions, both)
That is a cringeworthy performance even if it wasn’t racist. Like, how old does she think her students are?