But literally, in science classes, we have to learn the names of white men who were totally wrong.
"This is the name of a white man. He came up with this theory. This theory was totally wrong. You will be tested on his name and his totally wrong theory."
Are white men so important that the fact that they had any thoughts at all is important enough to learn and be tested on?
If you don’t understand why learning about hypotheses (not theories) which sound plausible but were disproven is vital to understanding how the scientific method works, then you are very confused about science.
The fact that the disproven hypotheses were formed by white men has nothing to do with anything, at all. They are taught so that you understand why that hypothesis is wrong. It furthers your understanding of why the correct theory is correct. In science you’re supposed to question things and analyze all possibilities, not blindly accept whatever you’re told.
Basically, understanding why something is incorrect is really damn important in science.