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No,

excellence.humanLet’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.

Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.

Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.

And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.

So,

are group within the larger groupBlack people, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUThumansnot all humans are Black people.As you can see in the photograph above,

Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer,is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such ashumans,Chicagoansandteenagersoccurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information,including“rectangle”—as well as a refinement.When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.

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A man came to our class once,

he claimed to be a fair judge

with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:

“When should a minor be tried

as an adult?”

and students began raising their hand

“murder”

he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”

he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”

and he paused, he asked

for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.

It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy

who said “rape only if

he used a weapon and

hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,

whether his weapon is a knife,

drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,

and wrote

“Violent rape” on the board

anyways.

I never understood,

because you can kill somebody

quietly and peacefully with drugs,

or with guns and knives or cars;

but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

" -#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via theyellowbrickroad)…….

Just yes.

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