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Apparently, It’s Racist to Point Out Math Errors…

Last week New York Times editorial board member and writer Mara Gay appeared on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” to talk politics. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s failed campaign naturally came up, as did the ridiculous amount of money he spent on ads for the race. It was mentioned that the amount of money spent, a whopping $500 million if evenly distributed throughout the US population of 327 million, would give every individual $1 million.

Now, most you reading this will instantly know that the math here is simply incorrect. But instead of correcting it or even acknowledging the mathematical error, both Williams and Gay continued talking. Gay even said, “It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true. It’s disturbing.”

Naturally, both Gay and Williams have had a fair share of heat thrown in their direction for their lack of math skills or just being oblivious to what was actually said. But instead of taking the criticism and moving on, Gay has turned it into an example of both a political and racial hate crime because now it apparently racist to notice someone’s errors.

She even went so far as to write an entire column about how victimized she is and how unjust it is because of the color of her skin.

She wrote, “I am a black woman who writes for the New York Times and appears on national TV. And if you’re black in America, no matter who you are, what you accomplish, or how hard you work, there will always be people to remind you that you are black, that you are “just a ni**er.”

Gay noted that the media, starting with “the right-wing, and then by seemingly everyone else,” celebrated her “trivial” mistake and made her the “target of a Twitter mob.”

But as people pointed out, this is not a race issue, and neither is a political one.

Gay didn’t get corrected or even chastised by social media users because she is black. She was criticized because she is a successful and highly recognized editorial member of one of the most widely known and acclaimed news outlets in the world. And as such, she should be held to a particular set of standards, namely that she would actually edit things before she puts them out there for all the world to hear and see.

After all, isn’t it a reporter/writer’s job to fact check and vet topics before they are published or made public?

Furthermore, doesn’t this particular job description basically come with the knowledge that not everyone will like what you say and hear? I would expect that this is not the first time her work has been faulted and not likely to be the last either. If Gay can’t handle it, maybe she should think about another line of work.

And I remember Gay not being the only one involved in the situation, nor was she only one hackled for it. Brian Williams also stated these numbers and took them for fact. And he, like Gay, was also given an endless supply of criticism. But you don’t see him making statements or writing op-ed pieces about he feels wronged.

Why? Because it has nothing to do with race, sexuality, or even politics.

One of the harsher statements and one Gay directly referred to in her column asked: “how did this end up on TV?” Gay made it sound like it was a ring wing pundit or something similar that made the comment. However, it was actually Andrew Kaczynski, a well-known contributor to the very anti-Trump CNN.

It only became a racial and political issue when Gay made it that way, claiming that her “people have been through worse than a Twitter mob.”

Well, maybe Gay now knows what Trump feels like when he makes up every morning and sees the onslaught that the media has thrown at him over every word, every decision, and every single step he takes. When he misspells a word, Twitter goes crazy with his supposed stupidity. When he says a word wrong or makes a confusing statement, the world riles up to tell us he is racist or a bigot.

Is it right that Gay’s mistake got blown out of proportion? Absolutely not. But at this age, it happens to everyone at some point. So stop whining and blaming it on race. Instead, try doing your damn job, Gay.

Comments (63)

  1. Hi there i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read
    this article i thought i could also create comment due to this brilliant article.

    • I take exception on the concept the NYT is held by too damned many people….
      Granted: it used to be a very respected serious newspaper but itn is along time already
      as at least to me, has the value of wet used toilet paper and therefore, it doesn’t surprise
      me that this lady is taking what some people’s scorn about her math knowledge in racial
      connotations, since it only seems she believes she is GOD’s gift to mankind just because
      she works for the New York Times……

      • The racist N.Y. Times’ Sarah Jeong!…

        Her racist and sexist quotes: “White men are bullshit,”… “#cancelwhitepeople.”

        “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. that was my plan all along.”

        “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”

        “Are white people genetically disposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.”

        “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

        “But the alternative view — that of today’s political left — is that Jeong definitionally cannot be racist, because she’s both a woman and a racial minority. Racism against whites, in this neo-Marxist view, just “isn’t a thing”

    • Is she Italian or polish or Jewish too. Just say in. Do your job correctly. And put those big girl panties on. If you were white do you think you would be fired then.?

      • I remember reading about this when it first happened and had no thought of the individual’s race, merely took it to be another modern journalist with no brains but a university degree.

    • I find it racist that you commented. Hell why not. Everything is racist right

    • After we put trump in2020 then we can get the fcc to putf these fake news out of buiness they are not a severis they have mislead the pepole an its the pepole who will be hurt the most time to end this the news is no longer anything but markis nazi news they have no longer needed they dont go our an get new the onwers tell them what to say we can show you everyone of them saying the exaftly the same thing they are pupets time to put them out they have broken many fcc rules you as a amercan should be pissed as hell that they are missleading you because its you they are hurting the dems have become the new nazi party they are no longer your grammas dems now tye new an then are useing nazi ways to take over us wake up we are the gov not the vote all the dems out an stay free our kiss your freedom good by

  2. That’s not racist… it’s called lack of motivation in school or quite simply, lack of studying! Of course, it could be the new COMMUNISM BASED, MATHEMATICS taught in schools in this era -you know: tax dollars example…. take in $1,000 equals 100,000,000,000 spending available!

    • She probally believes that Money grows on trees

    • Yeah trump has to cut back on his wild spending. Did you know that everyone of his nearly 300 golfing days at one of his golf courses cost the taxpayers almost 1 500 000 That’s unacceptable

      • Trump takes nothing from the Govt. Doesn’t even collect his salary. Want to whine? Do it about how much obummer spent on all his trips to Hawaii!

      • Does anyone remember that he is the only president who doesn’t take a paycheck? He donates every single one yet the media doesn’t announce that. If Obama did lord he would be God! Don’t think Biden would. He’s already robbed os of millions but instead of seeing what is obvious, directly out of his own math, people accept it. Hypocrites. You wouldn’t know a good deed if it hit you in the face. Minions like all the other democrats. They are a socialist party not what they used to be. I was a Democrat my entire life but not anymore. Good luck finding a job or housing or good Medicare. Forget social security and your IRS’s. The open borders would take care of all that and we’ll become a communist country like China and Iran who you all seem to love and stick up for instead of the USA. The illegals would have all the rights and you will be supporting them. We already have our amendments taken away from us by the democrats not Trump. Obama started the fact that everything was racist. He’s the reason why racism is out of control. You say someone’s name and it’s racist. Are we getting rid of adjectives because they offend someone out there. Wake up before it’s too late because soon all the good people will leave the United States and you’ll be stuck with the freeloaders working for them.

      • Please show proof of your claims or shut the hell up. Trump doesn’t pay for golf at property owned by his family and as for his body guards they are paid no matter where he’s at and Obama’s guards were as well.

      • Lets see. Trump plays golf at his golf course, stays at his hotels, gets fed for free too. Sounds like a liberal miscalculation to me. Besides i am sure he works from there as well. As a President your work is never done. So why begrudge him a few hours of stress relief here and there.

      • Who ever wrote this , doesn’t know what you’re talking about. You’re nothing but a TRUMP hater.

      • So with your amazing Trump math, did you also use your great wisdom to figure out how much Obama cost us while golfing and his families extravagant vacations or are your talents only used on Trump?

      • That’s a damn lie, considering he goes to his OWN resorts. Also, he doesn’t TAKE A PAYCHECK. YOU FREAKING IDIOT!

      • Your ignorance is unacceptable…..Common Core or just the current state of our esteemed education system??

    • I agree, it is not racist, lack of motivation or lack of studying. What it is, Mara Gay is a MORON, and Brian Williams simply has a one-digit-IQ and it is expected that this boob would agree with a MORON. Distributing $500M to 327M people would provide each with $1.53, which should be the weekly salary for Gay and Williams.

      • I guess she was adding in the illegals. You know they would pro get more since they seem to have more rights than legals in sanctuary states. It’s not racist either it’s stating what is legal and illegal. But democrats seem to say nobody is above the law except the illegals apparently and the democrats.

    • All this rhetoric calling people racist, xenophobic, and all of the other garbage these idiots throw out there are pushing communist totalitarianism, authoritarianism and eugenics is there driving goal and pushing out all of the BS that they do leads to it. The people in this country and around the world need to stand up and tell them We Will Not Be Politically Correct, And We Will Never Ever Allow You To Use This S__t to remake us or our country into what you want it to be. Those days are over…

    • The liberal lowering of standards to pacify all, hurts all!

  3. Well, this just ties a bow on what has gone before. I recently read that math itself was racist-if so, it would also have to be racist to notice a lame attempt at doing a math problem. The world runs on math-you go to the store and there are prices on everything, you have to add (math) these prices to see what you owe; then you give the cashier some money and he/she subtracts (math) the price total from your payment to make change. This woman is more lazy than stupid and neither of these flaws has anything to do with racism (I say lazy and not stupid because I’ll bet that she would instantly recognize any shortage on her paycheck). When we all lived in caves, none of us had a very great need for math but since we left the cave, we need and use math every day. You want to eliminate math, prepare to move back into the cave or you could count on others to do the math and spend the rest of your life complaining about your lacking opportunity and calling it racism.

    • SO, WHEN OUR BLACK CHILDREN MAKE A MATH MISTAKE IN SCHOOL, WE CANNOT CORRECT THEM BECAUSE IT WOULD BE RACIST?
      Should we not treat everyone as equal? That means equally wrong when the are wrong!

      • The liberal lowering of standards to pacify all hurts all!

        • The Wookie also spent like a drunken, Russian paratrooper. Then she whined about how racist America was after we elected her affirmative action loser.

      • Remember when bussing White kids in to Black schools and vice versa, just made the White kids stupid and Democrats??

    • You are right. However, even a cave man needs to know math, even if he does not call it math. If said cave man brings home an animal to feed his family, he would know that to give each at least one share. Otherwise the Mrs might make him sleep outside that night with the saber tooth tigers. 🙂

  4. IIf you make an obvious mistake like this one, and you are a person who is getting paid for COMMENTING ON, or REPORTING THE NEWS CORRECTLY. You are either stupid or lazy regardless of your color, height, sex, sexual preference, marital status or any other of the ridiculous ‘POLITICALLY STUPID” criteria “YOU PEOPLE” attach everything to.
    If “YOU PEOPLE” stop being so critical of those that do not conform to your illogical brain
    patterns, the normal folks might not pick on you and make you run home to your mamas.

  5. She should complain. I am a 78 year old While Male, look at the comments about people like. I got accused of being a racist while coaching at an all black college in D.C., every player was Black – all the players were furious when they heard the accusation, but I was still told I would lose the coaching job. I have coached kids from over one hundred countries, over 10 religions, and yet I still get accused of all the ism’s, because I like what the President is doing, even though I did not vote for him. WILL IN NOVEMBER and to hell with all the liberals.

  6. 1.Population = 330,000,000
    2. $ spent = $500,000,000.00
    2 divided by 1 = $ 1.30 per US citizen

    Not hard. She should laugh it of
    instead of wining and moaning
    about it. Common mistake many
    People make.

    • 1.5 million per person.
      Guy below had a good point which only proves that only black people can say racist things and not be racist but white people can’t. This is why racism excises to the extent it does.

    • Your calculator needs a charge or you need a new calculator…500M / 330M = $1.5152 or rounded to $1.52 per person.

  7. Is Mara Gay black? Well, Brian Williams is white. They BOTH made the math error. So how is that racist?

  8. Like an old sports once said, you can coach a group of blacks, but you can’t coach them individually.

  9. “I am a black woman who writes for the New York Times”..”there will always be people to remind you that you are black, that you are “just a ni**er.”

    Hey po’,po, Put Upon!!! I suppose your racist Sara Jeong is fine with your ignint azz?

    The racist N.Y. Times’ Sarah Jeong!… Her racist and sexist quotes: “White men are bullshit,”… “#cancelwhitepeople.”…

    Her racist and sexist quotes: “White men are bullshit,”… “#cancelwhitepeople.”

    “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. that was my plan all along.”

    “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”

    “Are white people genetically disposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.”

    “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

    “But the alternative view — that of today’s political left — is that Jeong definitionally cannot be racist, because she’s both a woman and a racial minority. Racism against whites, in this neo-Marxist view, just “isn’t a thing”

    “White people have stopped breeding. you’ll all go extinct soon. that was my plan all along.”

    “Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”

    “Are white people genetically disposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.”

    “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

    Jeong cannot be racist, because she’s both a woman and a racial minority. Racism against whites, in this neo-Marxist view, just “isn’t a thing”

  10. Mara Gay, how do you like your name being used to describe the homosexual lifestyle?
    George

  11. Reading this BS its very hard to keep a straight face – the reaction of the “real” racists to being caught out in anything that embarrasses them is so absolutely sublime – and they still don’t get it do they ?
    Have a nice COVID-19-Free Day 😉

  12. In your case its a very dumb Ni–er!

  13. Sometimes things have to be explained in simple terms for the individual making the error, to see the error. So let’s explain it like this to her
    If we went dollar per individual and the American population is 327 million people and you gave each a dollar. That would equal 327 million dollars, correct? If you gave every American 2 dollars. That would be 2 x 327, 000 000, which equals 654,000,000. Now I hope she understands her error.

  14. Well when your a natural born Lunatic you have to protect your own kind and way of life of making mistakes and then blaming as all Democrat do on others

  15. Stupid is not color conscious. It is available to all. If she wants to take stupidity as her claim to fame who are we to stop her.

  16. Just too RACIST to admit your mistakes. I’m truly sick to death of listening to folks who are to ignorant to step up to the plate call every incident that happens racist. Just remember this, it was black Africans that sold blacks into slavery. Not every white person owned a slave or two. It was a White President that stepped up to the plate to free your people and white soldiers that fought for you and your right to be free and it was a white Republican Congress that voted to pass the legislation to finally give you the same rights as everyone while the democrats voted against you.
    There is a reason people still use the word you used and your asinine use of the of the word Racist shows the entire population why! Stop your racist bullshit and face the fact you made a mathematical error! Let u in on a little secret, lots of folks made that same mistake! Shut up and stop your whining, crying and sniveling and step up and join the Human Race! We all bleed red!

  17. Racism has been used as the excuse for the lazy, stupid, foolish and jealous/envy crowd. Anything can be twisted with mental gymnastics to be “Racist.” The real issue is wrong is wrong and most issues have gray areas. Math is not one of them. 1+1=2, no other answer is right. Ms. Gay and Mr. Williams were OBVIOUSLY incorrect in their claims, but instead of being an adult and owning the mistake, she is trying to blame everyone else from noticing. She could have tweeted out, “our bad, missed a few decimal points.” Laughing it off and being self-deprecating. This may have gained her fans. Instead, she lashes out and starts slinging her own insults, all the while, making herself look even more spoiled, childish and (Wait for it) RACIST. You see the definition of a racist is that the person sees every issue through race. Sound familiar?

  18. Stupid is Stupid regardless of color

  19. I actually feel kind of sorry for Gay…Because of affirmative action, she is just
    now in a place where she doesn’t present herself as an intelligent person…She
    should be working possibly in a low level govt position where thinking isn’t a
    requirement…

  20. We could give a couple of reasons why she is wrong but then she couldn’t keep up and count that far.

  21. One thing the liberal commie Democrats hate is constructive criticism. Obviously math wasn’t one of Gay’s better subjects. Criticizing one’s lacking of math skills and trying trying to associate the one doing the criticism as a racist because Gay is black is pure nonsense. Gay is playing the race card. Racism has nothing to do with Gay’s reduced mental capacity to do simple math, just because Gay is Black. There are plenty of us so called White people that can’t do their checkbook, and get criticized for it, we don’t go calling them racists. Not everyone is profoundly numero uno when it comes to mathematics, even if a 12 yr old knows that $1.00 X 300 million = $300 million Dollars. I suggest that Gay uses a calculator if she knows how to use one and punch in $1 million dollars x 300 million which would stand for population and let us know the end result.

  22. If Black is beautiful, I crap a masterpiece daily!

  23. There’s a very simple solution here. IF..IF….Gay really did think this translated into a Million Dollars per person then she should go back to school and take some basic math. Math is NOT racist. IF this was just a “slip of the tongue” and she faced some criticism GET OVER IT. It goes with the territory.

  24. Funny thing, I didn’t even know the race of those responsible for the blunder. Nice of them to remind me. Not everything is racist, except when you’re saying it.

  25. Where are you communist a.k.a. Democrat it’s called freedom of speech if you don’t like it walk off! You didn’t have a problem with Schumer mouthing off the other day did you not one problem DOJ when he when he gets called out supreme court judges. Schumer should’ve been arrested tried convicted and executed on TV by our military!

  26. And if you are white in America, you are called out on errors…even if unintentional. We are not simply people with another point of view…we are labeled as racists no matter what we say!

  27. I think we should give them a break! I’m sure Gay and Brian will go over their 4 th grade math and they won’t get it wrong next time ,assuming bigger numbers aren’t used. Do you get diplomas from colleges they went to?

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