Is Isaac Newton canceled? Elite schools drop his name from physics laws over 'racism', slammed as 'ludicrous'

Cancel culture seems to be affecting elite prep schools as report finds that Newton no longer associated with laws of physics


                            Is Isaac Newton canceled? Elite schools drop his name from physics laws over 'racism', slammed as 'ludicrous'
One of the tactics elite schools are dealing with racism and whiteness is by dropping Isaac Newton's name from his three famous laws (Getty images, Wikimedia commons)

Has cancel culture gone too far? It's a raging debate that conservatives are forcing America to have, with more media being edited to fit today's environment. From Disney to Dr Seuss, cancel culture has affected a lot of things. The latest victim? Sir Isaac Newton. A shocking report has uncovered how elite schools are dealing with racism and whiteness, and a tactic is to reportedly drop Newton's name from his famous three laws.

Others include replacing the term parents, banning questions around religion, and courses around anti-colonial struggles. Dubbed 'woke ideology', the methods schools are adopting to deal with racism have many parents flummoxed and angry, particularly given how these are the most elite schools in the country. 

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The canceling of Newton is perhaps the best example of how dialogues on race might have gone too far. And the Internet agreed with many people taking to social media to vent their anger.

Members of the Concerned Student 1950 movement speak to the crowd of students on the campus of the University of Missouri on November 9, 2015, in Columbia, Missouri (Getty Images)

'Newton's laws' replaced with 'fundamental laws'

The shocking report, titled 'The Miseducation of America's Elites' was published by Bari Wess for City Journal. In it, she chronicles how elite schools are bowing to woke ideology to appease America's growing intolerance for racism. In the report, she was told by a student at Fieldston Upper in New York, "We don’t call them Newton’s laws anymore, we call them the three fundamental laws of physics. They say we need to ‘decenter whiteness’, and we need to acknowledge that there’s more than just Newton in physics."

The school also offers an elective course called 'historicizing whiteness'. It's not the only one. Brentwood School in California held racially segregated “dialogue and community-building sessions”. A substack report published in January further found evidence of this increasing wokeness. The Boy Scouts have been renamed to The Scouts, and children are increasingly being forced to identify with a gender and race.

It's not just elite schools, the sensitivity towards race and gender is slowly dripping into America's public schools as well. The San Diego Unified School District has added a new ethnic studies curriculum and forced teachers to take diversity training. Race theory is no longer a topic for college classrooms, but actively being practiced and preached in schools all over the country. 

Now, it seems like many have had enough. Many people are sharing the report on social media, and slamming America's education institutions for bowing to the 'woke culture'.

 

Race theory is no longer a topic for college classrooms, but actively being practiced and preached in schools all over the country (Getty Images)

 

'Are we remaining everything accomplished by people of light skin?'

One tweet summed up the situation perfectly. A user asked, "So isn’t a Newton a measure of force? Ohms law? Einstein’s theory of relativity? Are we remaining everything accomplished by people of light skin???????" Another commented: "When will this insanity end. This obsession with racially dissecting every aspect of society. Since Isaac Newton at a minimum helped us understand physics, why would we not recognize him for that..he spelled out the laws. There's no racial argument here." One user said, "I am very glad that when I went through engineering school in the 90s that it was pretty much apolitical, as it should be." Another wondered why schools haven't gone further, saying, "They should also cancel the names of sime SI units like pascals, newtons, amperes, Kelvin's etc."

One person tweeted: "I’m sure there are many fine Black physicists now but how many were there in the 1600s when Newton formulated his laws or in the early 20th Century when Einstein discovered relativity? This obsession with race & “whiteness” in everything is beyond ludicrous."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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