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media. see you back here tomorrow nigh night. ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." the city of houston is still coping with massive flooding at this hour in the aftermath of hurricane harvey. it's awful. waters are finally receding a bit. more than 20 have been confirmed killed. rescue mission have saved many people. a nursing home was evacuated finally. we'll bring you updates. meanwhile, america is waking up to the menace of antifa. he left-wing agitators who fight against repression by violently oppressing those who oppose them. this past weekend, they got violent in berkeley, california, and assaulted a whole bunch ofau
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people. after that, house democratic leader nancy pelosi had no choice but to admit they are out of control and issued a statement sort of condemning them. one of the people attacked by this group in berkeley this past weekend was a trump supportercyn called keith campbell. watch this. >> [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] [shouting] >> [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] >> tucker: keith campbell joins us tonight. keith, you look like you were about to get really, really hurt, may be killed. what was the predicate to that? what happened right before the tape we just played? >> well, i had gone to the park
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to see what was going on. i heard there was a canceled "say no to marxism" rally. but i also knew some people are going to show up. and so i wanted to go and observe what was going on, report what was going on. i think most people figured that antifa would be there. and it was no surprise when they showed up. earlier in the day, there was nb problem. people were giving interviews. there was a heavy police presence around the barricaded park and throughout the park. and there was no issue. but strangely enough, even though we weren't allowed to have any protective gear, helmets or anything, they lett about 200 antifa with masks come right through one of the openings and start mixing with trump supporters. and they started ejecting trump supporters. they would find someone and surround them and usher them out.ru at that point, they weren't really attacking people because the police were there. but i couldn't believe that ther police were actually letting --p
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>> tucker: how did the beating -- are you injured? i mean, i can't imagine. i mean, i can't believe you got out of there. what are your injuries like? >> yeah, you know, bruised ribs. bruised kidney.e it wasn't torn. they did a sonogram thing just make sure it wasn't one. i've got about four or five lumps on the back of my head. scrapes, bruises, swelling. things like that. nothing that won't heal. >> tucker: did these guys start hitting you without warning? how did the beating begin? >> well, you know, after the massive part of the black block came, the police disappeared and then there was an announcement that the police have stood down. a sea of black just poured into. the park and then it started getting violent. so after a few minutes, i mean, i'm still filming. i'm still around them and i notice a whole bunch of them go down so i go to see what's going on. they are following someone or something so i went down there. i am filming and then suddenly i hear someone go, you know,
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"there's that racist blank blank that's ruining your lives." i started to turn. i thought i've got to get out of here. r i am surrounded by antifa. and i took maybe one step and the first club smash knocked my camera out of my hand. i thought i'm just going to grab it and run so i started to reach, and then they just started pounding me over the head. >> tucker: you didn't say anything to them? >> no, no, i mean, i was a silent observer. for like seven months, i go around. i observe. i record. i just couldn't believe it. i was shocked. after the first few hits, i was stunned and dropped to the ground. >> tucker: well, there's this amazing moment. i don't know if our viewers watched it, but there's an african-american guy standing there in a red shirt. he is a lefty journalist al a letson. and he said later he thought you were going to get killed and he dove on you and put his hands up, and people stopped hitting. have you talked to him?
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>> you know, i reached out to him on twitter. and i definitely want to connect with him. i didn't know at the time that t he had stopped it. i had very little recollection of what happened. i was sure i was going to die. i kind of made my peace. i hope it's quick because this is really painful. g >> tucker: he was sure you were going to die too. >> yeah, and i couldn't believe it when they let me up. i thought they were standing me up to finish the job or something to really get at me. it's unbelievable that that man who doesn't know me and probably thought i could be may be an enemy. i don't know. people assume i'm alt-right which is completely crazy. but he still -- he drove in rather than standing back and doing the journalistic thing. he saved my life. >> tucker: god bless him. god bless them for doing that. really quickly, you said you spent seven months following antifa around.d. who are these people exactly? and what do they want to the extent you can tell. >> you know, they think they are
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the antifascists, and so than everyone else they don't like or they disagree with is a fascist. trump supporters are all, they used to be trump supporters are white nationalists or alt-right. now it's graduated to anyone who supports trump is a nazi or a neo-nazi. regardless of your skin color. and they believe that we have committed the first crime. we have committed the first crime by being a nazi, so it's self-defense.im they don't believe it's even a crime to attack us. even unarmed. and that's what's been happening. >> tucker: doesn't look like america to me. keith, congratulations on surviving that. i hope you hook up with al letson. thanks for doing the show. >> thank you very much, tucker. >> tucker: laura ingraham is a radio show host, the editor-in-chief of lifezette.com. she joins us. i thought you had one of the smartest suggestions. why not classify antifa as a terrorist group?
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>> they are. sadly, that is america today. we have had official after official ignore this. thisis has been going on for a long time. antifa has been terrorizing people, intimidating people and when they can get away with it, violently attacking people. these are felons, and for them, we hear about honor killings usually in the middle east. for them, this is honorable.'m i am concerned we will get to that point where to win back the badge of honor in antifa, you have to actually kill someone. we saw what happened with the young woman in charlottesville. she was run over by a white supremacist. that was horrific and reprehensible and should be condemned by all. this should be condemned with alacrity by all. republican, democrat, everyone. i am glad nancy pelosi finally came out. she had to be shamed into it. i think of this network in a number of people on this network
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and a few others had written about it a, talked about it, reported, i'm not sure she would have. >> tucker: one of the reasons i'm really hoping someday my prayers are answered and the republicans take over congress' maybe they will have hearings. i think there's very little we know about antifa. > maybe they don't need a lot of money but don't you get the sense t there's some individualr individuals who are centrally organizing this? >> tucker: where is the congress? this is notzu venezuela. it's happening in california. >> there was a riot or something, this is the united states. this is where the free speech movement began. we have police who are not doini their job. they are ostensibly standing there with shields and helmets. they are allowing antifa to enter this park.
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they stood back and laughed when antifa entered the space. after the initial protest was canceled. they said they worried if they blocked antifa it would lead to real violence. okay, well, something's not working out here. there will be an individual who decides to bust through the qualified immunity most police get for how they conduct themselves in thein line of duty and really go after these police departments. i think you could look for a conspiracy. you could look for rico, you could bust through qualified immunity. there is a recklessness beyond negligence. there isen a reckless disregard for human life. the way this is being policed and covered. we have several rights laws. -- civil rights laws. representing an individual who was attacked in san jose.
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this is terroristic. this is fascist. it is shutting down speech and intimidating good people, prayer prayer -- prayerful people. >>ea tucker: keith campbell almost got killed. >> someone is going to get killed. >> tucker: he said the criteria they are using to choose the people they beat up is voting for trump. how is this different from a political militia abetted by the police that you see in caracas or port-au-prince. >> the border militia, the media went crazy. the minutemen went crazy. how could they be there? they are taking the law into their own hands. these individuals are policing taught in violently doing so. >> tucker: punishing people for voting for someone they don'the like. >> i think the democrats definitely have some culpability because they have ratcheted up thee criticism of the president and the president's supporters in ways that are very
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disturbing. going right to race, racism. it is the race play, it's so toxic and so bad for african-americans, hispanics, white people, poor people. not good foror anyone. they can come back with their condemnations but people are whipped up into a frenzy that donald trump hates minorities, he's anti-immigrant. we've got to stop him. peu listen to schumer and pelosi, that's what they paint him to be. >> tucker: the establishment on both sides of dog terrible job running this country. >> have the bushes come out and condemned antifa? >> tucker: you are whipping me up into a frenzy! great to see you. rescue efforts ongoing in houston. the elderly, older vulnerable groups remain endangered byod floodwaters. a nursing home was just evacuated for the first time.
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more updates from trace gallagher. debbie wasserman schultz indicted i.t. aid was deemed a threat to american national security and yet apparently he still has a secret email address giving him access to the house of representatives computer network. he did as of yesterday. unbelievable story. mark steyn joins us with the latest. edible arrangements for summer. order in store or online. 83% try to eat healthy, yet up to 90% fall short on getting key nutrients. let's do more. one-a-day women's. complete with key nutrients we may need, plus it supports bone health with calcium and vitamin d. one-a-day women's. i enjoy the fresher things in life.o. fresh towels. fresh soaps. and of course, tripadvisor's freshest, lowest... ...prices. so if you're anything like me...
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>> tucker: a fox news alert for you. flood waters >> tucker: a fox news alert. floodwaters starting to recede finally in houston. thousands of texans still need rescuing. many residents of a flooded nursing home were brought to safety. helicopter crews rescued other families. for an update we are joined by
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trace gallagher. what's it like? >> it's receding here but you go to beaumont and port arthur and the water is still rising. we just spent four and a half hours on a black hawk helicopter and we've been all over southeastern texas. the amount of flooding is absolutely stunning. there was a was a time betweenn and beaumont that we had a 70-mile stretch where it was nothing but water. it looked like lake after lake. in those areas we counted maybe six or seven neighborhoods thats weren't totally inundated meaning that if you are from port arthur or beaumont, you're either a victimmo or you knew somebody who was.we we were also a part of a very compelling rescue. i want to show you part of that. watch. they have dropped a basket down. they are clearly looking for somebody, and then as soon as that person gets in,. they will waste that person up. as a rule, people who are taken
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up in the basket are fairlyke immobile. here it is. here we go, the first rescue. it'sgo a child. and her mom. overve and over again, can you imagine being a child like this? it breaks or hurt. the brother and father were brought up and they had a dog and they brought the dog up as well safe and sound. he talked about context and perspective, you know, when you hear about these numbers. 13,000, or 15,000 rescued, they tend to be numbers after a while but when you are there and you faces of these people, it's compelling to say the least. gives you an idea of what size the hearts are of these guys from u.s. customs and border protection when they send their air and marine unit out and they do this day after day after day. it really is astounding. they've got a lot of workrk ahed
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of them. i want you to know that we saved a deer last night and a dog tonight. we're working on the human and animal population. >> tucker: you've always been my favorite reporter. now more than ever. thank you. mass devastation in houston has brought a breakdown in law and order. not as bad as in some national disasters were pretty bad. there've been numerous reports of looting by storm survivors. yesterday abc reporter. "we are witnessing looting at a large supermarket in the northeast part of houston. police have discovered a body nearby." reporting what he saw. he was vilified and accused of attacking hurricane survivors. dan is a former nypd officer enjoins us. this is a fact of life in situations like this. i am seen it firsthand a lot. we saw cops looting a walmart on camera during katrina.nd
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that's not the same as starving people feeding themselves. what about our society has changed so much that noting that you are watching it is somehow a thought crime? >> we have had complete culture rot. i noticed because i saw a lot ow the mob attack tom on twitter. that it was largely coming from liberals who seemed to feel like they are entitled to the property of other people. listen, no one is trying to diminish the human tragedy we are watching unfold in texas. this reminds me of a quote that civilization is a sin crossed on a volcano. when order breaks down, we have absolutely nothing. we cannot ever condone hooting and the taking of other people's property because where it is an end? relief agencies and government are doing their best. we can't condone looting. this is a complete breakdown.
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>> tucker: only a decadent rich kid in brooklyn would say something like that. you think about the people who are hurt by this. there were interviews with the owner of the bronze bar in houston. it was being loaded. he said my business was looted. i can't believe people are capable of that. another person who has a store. he watched it being looted. these people are taking advantage of the weather and have been robbing us blind. we couldn't reach it. it's not big corporations. it's ordinary, normal working people g who suffer as the crowd cheers themem on on twitter. who pushes back against this? does anybody have the courage to say you are not allowed to steal or hurt other people just because there was a storm. >> yeah, think about it. what kind of certifiable savage man beast do you need to be to walk into a small business. there are videos of this on twitter sadly. you can't unsee it.
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people looting cash registers. what'seo your excuse for that? i don't understand. like, these are smallst busines businesses. these aren't decadent types. they've worked their whole lives to keep their heads out of writing. keep their heads above water,ove pun intended. you arer stealing their money ad livelihood because you have a sense of entitlement during a tragedy? it's deranged. >> tucker: it's consistent. the left is always cheering on the destruction of ordinary people's stuff and their families and making fun -- normal people with jobs and your stupid patriarchy. what is it about the american left that always wants to destroy normal life? i don't understand it. why do they cheer on perversity always? >> well, tucker, liberalism is built around nihilism. they are joined at the hip. the party of jfk, the democrat
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party of jfk is dead. it'sr been taken over and hijacked by a far left that has no adherence to any objective value. they destroy anything that's objectively good. the family, rights given by god. they have to destroy it. the only thing they can do is make their base angry and make them believe other people took that stuff from you. therefore you are entitled to it. go get it, it's yours. you have seen this ideology permeates the far left for decades. sadly in moments of tragedy, you can see with the social media mob, it all comes out and it's horror. >> tucker: they should go cover a riot or a hurricane or a war and see what happens when authority evaporates and disappears, when the cops leave. i bet they wouldn't be cheering it on then. dan, thanks for joining us. a group of ivy league professors have written a smart letter to their students. it's got a novel idea. think for yourselves. up next, we will talk to
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>> tucker: a fox news alert for you. >> tucker: a fox news alert. today's record rainfall from hurricane harvey hit beaumont, texas. helicopter rescue teams pulled families to safety, even rescued their endangered dogs.
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more than 20 people confirmed dead in the aftermath of the storm. we will keep you updated. in news of campus lunacy, 15 professors at harvard, yale, princeton have written a letter condemning "the vice of conformism. "the people who want police everybody else's opinions. think for yourself, and the letter says. that means taking the trouble to learn and honestly consider the strongest arguments to be advanced on both or all sides of questions. including arguments from positions that others revile and want to stigmatize. robert george is a princeton professor. he signed the letter. he joins us. thanks for coming on. >> wonderful to be on your show, tucker. >> tucker: i was thrilled to inviteow you. there is something so wonderfully subversive about how reasonable this letter is that
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it's hard to imagine how anybody could disagree with a single word without humiliating themselves. has anyone raised any a complaints? >> well, if you go on social media, you will find people complaining about it. but they are the peoplee that yu would expect to complain about it. the people who are perfectly content to have young people fall into groupthink and conformity. and toto sign on with the dominant orthodoxy in the intellectual world on campuses. in journalism, and so forth. this is of course exactly what we are standing up against. we are telling our students not to fall into that groupthink and conformism. think for yourself. you should be pursuing the truth. that's what being in college is all about. it's learning to pursue the truth that it's learning to become a lifelong truth seeker. you can do that if you are just going to conform, fall in line with whatever the orthodoxy happens to be, whether it's of the right or left. it happens to be of the left now but the same thing would apply if it was on the right. >> tucker: there's nothing political about yourr letter.
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let me state that emphatically. you could have written this or signed it as a communist, a flat earth are, john burch. doesn't matter. you are arguing for a open-mindedness. >> if you look at our signatories, it'st a group of professors from harvard, yale, princeton. we represent a spectrum of views about politics, morality, religion.. we are not conservatives, i happen to be a conservative but there are liberals who have signed as well because they sharee with me this fundamental commitment to education as being truth seeking. b and to the conviction that you cannot seek the truth if you are a conformist, if you are an ideologue, a dogma test. you need an open mind and a willingness to consider the very best arguments to be made on competing sites of questions and then make up your mind for yourself based on the weight of evidence and reason. >> tucker: exactly. the left is like the medieval
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church punishing heretics. you have a line in here. "thear only people who need fear open-minded inquiry and robust debate are the actual bigots including those on campus who seek to project the hegemony of their opinions by claiming to questions questions." we h could have every student memorize those sentences. >> epithets like bigotry far too often are used to shutdown debate. it's the equivalent of saying this conversation is over because the bible says. well,sa you can continue to hava conversation if someone is going to use a conversation stopper. just as we would accuse someone who tried to shut down conversation just by saying the bible says, being a fundamentalist, all too often we have secular fundamentalists today, people who, because of their beliefs about same-sex marriage or abortion or whatever the topic, and regression --
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immigration, because of their by want to shutdown debate and discussion by calling the other guys names. culling there debating partner's names. that's out-of-bounds, and we are trying to tell her students don't fall for it. don't put up with that. shortly don't practiceor it. but don't allow yourselves to be intimidated and believed by those who do practice it. they are there real bigots. >> tucker: it makes people -- i deal with it every day. you have 16 signatories. why not 1600? >> we didn't seek 1600. we wanted to get the letter out before classes begin. of course, students are descending on universities right now. we especially wanted to reach new students. recent haskell students are in on the way to college, so i didn't want to try to circulate the le. it takes a lot of wchch ho time and effort and people want to amend it and change it. i reached out to colleagues at the institutions i know best, people who i notion of the conviction.
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asked them to sign it and almost everyone did. i'm so grateful. they are wonderful people, brilliant scholars and deeply committed to truth seeking. >> tucker: amen. you are making me feel better. the fact that you are at princeton makes me like the school. robert george joining us tonight. thank you. there are remarkable new developments in a case of debbie wasserman schultz and her indicted aid. a lot of detail. mark steyn joins us to discuss the new report. every new development from houston, texas. still wet, still suffering. we are still there. stay tuned. it's time for the biggest sale of the year with the new sleep number 360 smart bed. it senses your every move and automatically adjusts on both sides to keep you effortlessly comfortable. and snoring.... does your bed do that? the new 360 smart bed is part of our biggest sale
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>> tucker: the >> tucker: this saga of debbie wasserman schultz and her i.t. aid grows more complex. she continued to employ a awan
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for several months after he was banned from the house computer network. she refused to fire him until he was arrested at the airport trying to flee the country to go back to pakistan and was indicted onn several federal charters. weirdlyal enough, the plot gets stranger from there. a new report reveals awan had a second account with access to the house network. that account was still active as of yesterday. gently providing awan secret access to the house network, the same network he was banned from as a security risk. the secondary email is linked to another house staffer who specializes in intelligence and works for house intelligence committee member andre carson. mark steyn is an author and columnist. despite being canadian, he seems to care more about america's security than the house of representatives. i'm running out of explanations.
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>> basically everything people, as i said a couple months ago, basicallyeo everything people he been looking for in the so-called russia investigation is actually here in the more or less uncovered imran awan investigation. this guy had access to health emails withdrawn because he was a security risk. yet he still had a house email, and the house email he had which is something like 123 @house.gov suggests he he was deeply embedd in the house email system. i don't actually see why a lot of low-grade congressment. actually require so-called piety aids.ai >> tucker: i agree. >> the fact that they have them as a potential security risk. in a sane world, they wouldn't
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have i.t. aids. if they do, they idea that they subcontract them to one pakistani family who are taking home extraordinary salaries that bear no relation to what low-grade i.t. aids command and wind up owning four homes inor washington and the official excavation is i that he had at least two wives to support, being a devout muslim. this story is malodorous to a degree that nothing surrounding trump's involvement in the miss universe pageant in st. petersburg. no one is interested. >> tucker: as debbie wasserman schultz explained she was totecting this guy from racism, the white supremacy of america. that's why she refused to fire him. >> as his lawyer said, he is
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being accused of browsing while muslim or whatever. >> tucker:- he is a civil-rights rights martyr. >> yeah. he fled, the wife fled six months ago so that in itself is problematic.el there is a high level -- she has already attempted to intimidate and obstruct the investigation. she demandede the return of her laptop from the policeman. which is exactly -- it's on camera, edits the interference with the police investigation that everyone is accusing trump of doing. everything they are sniffing around for with the russia investigation basically tends last summer and they haven't come up with is staring them in the face on this. >> tucker: if we ever get a republican-controlled congress, may bill willyb investigated.
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>> imagine that. special investigator. >> tucker: hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail. she's trying to sell her new book. it's called "what happened." she will be hitting 15 cities and you can see her as long as you pay. in new york city tickets are 125 bucks apiece. in toronto, for $2400, you can meet hillary clinton. you have sold a lot of books. you've been on book tours. have you ever heard of a book tour for the author charges to have people come for the privilege of buying the book. >> youou compared it with a broadway show, 125 bucks. you get a restricted view of a full chorus of macedonianci content farmers dancing behind her explain why she lost the election. the 2400, as i understand, for a personal meet and greet, there
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are saudi princes and sudanese warlords saying that is bargain basement prices. for a meet and greet with hillary clinton.n. i had to pay $4 million to the clinton foundation and sit fora speech on diarrhea and africa from chelsea before i got a meet and greet. the toronto deal is a hell of a steel. she promises to connect with yo' so she's been practicing the glassy eyed stare and the " "voice." the press has announced she's going to be surprisingly funny. ind found election night surprisingly funny so that did it for me with the literary surprisingly funny routine. it's been preannounced that at this toronto engagement she's going to be surprisingly funny.o
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so if you go, don't be surprised because it's guaranteed. $2400. surprisingly funny. for $3,600 will be predictably funny. >> tucker: [laughs] i'm going to watch this again because it was so amusing. mark steyn, great to see you. >> always a pleasure. >> tucker: mathematics may have built cathedrals and put a man on the moon but we have bad news. math is racist. we will talk to the president of an organization who says math must be overhauled in order to promote social justice. stay tuned. ♪
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>> tucker: the houston flood waters may be
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>> m tucker: houston floodwaters may be receiving that many people remain at risk. emergencylu workers and voluntes still evacuating people. more than 20 people are confirmed dead as of right now and officials are investigating 17 additional deaths that may be related to the storm. we will keep monitoring the situation. it's hard to imagine a subject more universal than mathematics. math is abstract, logical, it's the same no matter where you go. you don't need to know english to learn math. while math is logical, people don't have to be. a group of academics is claiming that math is racist. it called social justice a key priority in math education and condemns the current unjustt system. [clearsme throat]. excuse me. connie schrocky is that presidet and joins us.
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i didn't think math being universal and logical could be affected by racism. how does it work? >> well, and our position paper i'm not sure we used the worde racist. we are really not talking about mathematics -- i don't disagree with what you said about as far as what math's. we want to do is improve mathematics education for all students. the bottom line of our leadership organization is about better learning for all student students. >> tucker: of course i am for that. i just wonder if you are moving usus closer to that. this is from your website. i can't find my glasses. "social justice approached mathematics education means to imbue mathematical experiences withth opportunities to learn multiple histories of mathematics, analyze issues of fairness, and promote civic responsibility in their own
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communities and beyond." if you said to me i'm going to teach your kid that instead of learning algebra, i would say stop patronizing me and my children. go ahead and teach them math because nothing that paragraph them get aheadp in life. i would feel like you are shortchanging my kids if you proposed that. >>em we don't want to shortchane kids but we've got to be able to teach them situations where they can use their mathematics so they can transfer the knowledge they learn in a sterile environment so people stop saying i hate math. wanted change that perception. we wanted to be the ticket to their future, not something that provides a barrier to their learning. so when you translate all of that, the bottom line is we want them to be able to use mathematics to improve their lives and their future. but i am still planning to teach them mathematics. and they still have to know facts. we just don't want them to teach
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and learn facts in isolation. and not understand where to putt it in what it's going to do for them and the use they would have for it. >> tucker: and a lot of poor school districts l have terrible math scores. i think detroit eighth grade something like 7% passing, proficient in math. it's not a money problem. i think detroit spends 13 grand per child which is more than fairfax county virginia, one of the best schooled -- school districts in the country. what's going on? it's a sad number. >> it is a terrible number, and education is important, but doesn't a take away all the othr barriers these children face before they come to school. we can't take care of those things that happen to them before they got to school. what we are trying to do is provide mathematics education leaders with information.
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we want to share with the leaders that come to our seminars, webinars, or conferences what has happened in other places similar to them that's been successful. we are not goingsu to tell somebody that there is one way to do mathematics. but what we want to do is provide them the opportunity to learn so that they can enable their students. i don't know what's causing that situation, but i work with a group of people in our organization that are looking at the research ideas in order to try and find a solution to these problems. >> tucker: yeah, but -- they are very complex, i agree. it's not just about money obviously. seem to acknowledge that but when you say there's not one way to do mathematics, i thought the whole point was there is one way to do mathematics. two plus two equals four. when you teach different histories and mathematics, who cares? do you know what i mean? does that actually help kids
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with the numbers well, you know, i didn't write this paper. i support this paper, and it was adopted before i became president. i teach history and math and today i was with students and they were sharing stories of mathematicians through history. all of them fought against different barriers to be successful. and i think that helps students. but the other thing they are rnlking about is learning different ways. for instance, when we learned -- when i learned to multiply, there was one way to multiply and we followed it exactly. there were lots of steps. we know there are other algorithms that work. the original was determined to be the best way to teach math because we couldn't afford pape paper. it use last paper. >> tucker: i get it, and i'm interested in hit -- in the
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history of math, just not in math. that's a history course, not a math course. it's going to measure the outcomes here to see whether math scores go up or when they don't, we're going to blame the test as we often do. there's something wrong with the test. it's culturally biased or whatever. are we going to make excuses for bad scores or someone going to be held accountable for these ideas? >> i think we are not going to make excuses for bad scores. wewe can look at the change of that we made. there are schools that are indeed tracking and we find students, t even the top end, te accelerated students are preferring better in high school when they comeck out of tracking situations. we look at the data. we have a lot of members who are and we use research informed strategies. >> tucker: okay. it just ---- it does feel like politics is entering math. like maybe that would be the last place politics should be since it's inherently nonpolitical. it doesn't have to do with
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opinions. it has to do with facts. >> i agree. iit agree with you. we are not advocating for politics and mathematics. what we are advocating for -- children. >> tucker: you said social justice. i appreciate it. thanks for coming out tonight. >> thank you for having me. i appreciate the opportunity. >> tucker: if you look at the newspaper the american economy seems. great. a lot of people don't feel like it is. great. a lot of people are worried aboutt the state of the u.s. economy. why is that? we will show you a disturbing statistic that might provide a hint about what's actually going on in this country's economy. stay tuned. i take pictures of sunrises,
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