Piper Harron, a temporary assistant Math professor at the University of Hawaii, angered a bunch of people last week with her blog post “Get Out the Way,” calling on white men to quit their jobs and give it to trans and minority women. Dr. Piper Harron“Not to alarm you, but I probably want you to quit your job, or at least take a demotion,” she wrote in a blog post for the American Mathematics Association. “Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else. If you are a white man you almost certainly should resign from your position of power.”So before I take her advice, quit my job, give it to a trans PoC, and live out the rest of my days on the streets dutifully reporting my non-income to narrow the gender pay gap, I decided to look into Harron’s illustrious career in mathematics.Harron has two CV’s of her work, her “professional” one (boring!) and her “liberated mathematician” one (hell yeah!).
Math Professor Who Wants White Men to Quit Jobs