This joke surfaced while I was talking with Darren yesterday. He claimed that polar graphs were racist. It sounded absurd at first, but just wait and you’ll find out more about this.
After hearing that statement, I decided to Google search this. The only result I found was that “polar graphs…show patters of racism”. That was the only explanation I got, so I decided to go to the Wikipedia Reference Desk for Mathematics.
I posted my question there, and waited. After a day, here’s some comments I got:
There is nothing inherently race oriented in the definition of polar graphs. Specific instances of polar graphs might be considered racist.
Presumably because they are based on Poles – that’s as worthy of the word “joke” as the likelihood that Fermat had a solution to the Riemann hypothesis.
Did a manic-depressive invent those ?
I would have said that Cartesian graphs are more racists than polar ones.
Clearly a revolutionary approach is needed.
If you want to read all the activity that question has generated, go here.
Peace out and ha-ha!