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Report: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pushing ‘Anti-Racist’ Initiative in Math

Report: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pushing ‘Anti-Racist’ Initiative in Math

“curriculum states that asking students to show their work and find the right answer is an inherently racist practice”

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is reportedly pushing a new math program that claims ideas like showing your work are racist.

It’s part of the new ‘anti-racist’ agenda the left is trying to embed in every education level.

Alex Nester reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Behind ‘Anti-Racist’ Math Push

A radical new push to purge math curricula of allegedly racist practices like showing your work and finding the correct answer is bankrolled by one of the nation’s most prominent nonprofits: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Gates Foundation is the only donor mentioned on the homepage of A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction, a group of 25 education organizations whose curriculum states that asking students to show their work and find the right answer is an inherently racist practice.

Over the past decade, the Gates Foundation has given upward of $140 million to some of the groups behind Pathway, whose antiracist resources are the basis for a new teacher training course offered by the Oregon Department of Education.

The Education Trust, a California-based group that promoted the September release of Pathway’s antiracist “toolkit,” has received $86 million from the Gates Foundation, including a $3.6 million grant awarded in June.

Teach Plus, another group dedicated to creating an antiracist culture in K-12 schools, has received more than $27 million from the Gates Foundation. The group’s board members include former Democratic congressman George Miller and Obama-era secretary of education John King Jr.—who is also the president of The Education Trust.

Michael Lee of the Washington Examiner has more details on this lunacy:

“A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction is an integrated approach to mathematics that centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity, and aligns instruction to grade-level priority standards,” an introduction to the group’s website reads. “The Pathway offers guidance and resources for educators to use now as they plan their curriculum, while also offering opportunities for ongoing self-reflection as they seek to develop an anti-racist math practice. The toolkit ‘strides’ serve as multiple on-ramps for educators as they navigate the individual and collective journey from equity to anti-racism.”

Included on the site is a lesson on “dismantling racism in mathematics instruction,” which decries racist behaviors such as the “focus” on “getting the ‘right’ answer,” requiring students to “show their work,” and “independent practice” being valued over teamwork or collaboration.

“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions,” the lesson says. “Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”

No one can find the leftists who claim to despise the influence of billionaires.

60 Minutes recently featured Bill Gates, where he talked about all the sacrifices ‘we’ are going to have to make to fight climate change.


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Computer programming source code is the ultimate exercise in “showing your work.”


The Friendly Grizzly | February 19, 2021 at 5:13 pm

“Keep them stupid and in their place!” Right, Mr. and Mrs. Fates?

Oddly, I never knew math could see race.

    jlronning in reply to herm2416. | February 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Yes, which means that people who think this way are themselves racist

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to jlronning. | February 20, 2021 at 11:56 am

      No, it’s SCIENCE. Follow the science! People with PhD’s have declared math is racist, so it is, so shut up you smelly deplorable, white supremacist racist ignorant hater.

      Also, Bill Gate’s is like, super rich, so he knows everything and is a way better person than you, otherwise, he would not be so rich. You really need to learn who is your superior and your proper place on this planet, which is below that of a snail darter, whatever that is.

      This is your last warning. Be grateful that we are merciful enough to even give you a warning. If you spout any nonsense in the future, that is, and I mean ANYTHING that contradicts a past, current or future opinion of Mr. Gates, or anyone else who owns a private jet and multiple mansions, except for Donald Trump, you shall be cancelled, at first virtually, and if you persist, then… Take your crumbs and be thankful, peasant.

    henrybowman in reply to herm2416. | February 19, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Well, there’s Zeno’s race (Achilles vs. the tortoise).

If kids don’t know how to get the right answer, how will they keep track of their money when they grow up? Math is an essential practical skill.

“an integrated approach to mathematics that centers Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students in grades 6-8, addresses barriers to math equity”

Only someone with an advanced degree could concoct such nonsense – a non-STEM degree, that is.

computers are racist

Anti-racism: diversity of individuals, minority of one. #HateLovesAbortion


    OwenKellogg-Engineer in reply to gonzotx. | February 19, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Read Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” to see the ultimate outcome. It’s a short read as opposed to her other works, and I personally like it the most.

To be fair I always hated the ‘you must show your work mandate’.

I understand the teacher was simply ensuring I understand the concepts by requiring the correct answer to be accompanied by the work showing how I got to the answer. Still it did piss me off.

That said two points:
1. Foundations are the biggest bunch of BS virtue signaling. If the ‘donor’ is on the board or has executive control or any influence over much less receives a salary from the foundation then spare me your supposed altruism. Spouses, children and family members included.

If you want societal credit for ‘donating to charity’ then donate it. Retaining control of the funds isn’t impressive to me.

2. Public education and publicly funded education are two vastly different things. We should start to emphasize the difference.

Give the tax dollars as a voucher to the parents to decide where their children attend school K -12. Just like we do with the GI Bill.

Especially given the contrast between ‘public’ schools and private or parochial schools in the background of Rona.

    Valerie in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    I hated it, too, because I was lazy about writing down every little step.

    Even so, there is not one thing racist about it.

    I have a STEM degree, from back in the time when women were just starting to enter the field. The most infuriating thing during my entire career was dealing with sexist, prejudiced Liberal Arts majors telling me what I or some other chemist can’t do because we don’t suit their made-up labels.

    The sciences, and scientists, were always blessedly free of prejudice, in distinct contrast to the teachers and lawyers who had no technical background. That part was a real eye-opener.

      CommoChief in reply to Valerie. | February 19, 2021 at 6:22 pm


      Absolutely. If the required answer must contain not only the correct solution but also the how of the solution then it isn’t racist, just annoying.

      Everyone knows the answer is 42.

    lawgrad in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Donor control works both ways. If you don’t like what The Education Trust is funding, they can direct their donations to the Legal Insurrection Foundation instead. Similarly, if you don’t like what the Legal Insurrection Foundation is doing, donate to the Education Trust. Admittedly, Bill Gates controls a lot more donation dollars than I, but collectively it all balances out. This is a free country and each citizen has a choice as to where to invest their money with charitable donations.

    The one idea that Mr. Gates promotes — donate your fortune while you are alive — is very valid. I am amazed at how the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have been used for things are are anathema to their donors. Don’t expect the trustees of your foundation to share your priorities after you die.

      CommoChief in reply to lawgrad. | February 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      My point about Gates and the Walton family ect is that they want the ‘indulgence’ or SJW virtue credit for making a donation when in fact they still control the funds.

      Let’s say I am a billionaire. I make a big splash about only leaving my kids $10 M each and ‘donating’ the rest to charity. Hurrah positive media coverage and an indulgence because I am not like the rest of the greedy capitalists.

      Except that, in addition to the $10M each kid gets an estate, the family trust controls apartments/homes in various major cities a ranch or three and multiple private aircraft ECT.

      Plus each grandkid gets $5M, plus a home at age 25 and the family is all on a salary of $600K a year plus a housing allowance, car allowance, travel allowance ECT all paid out of the Foundation which the Family controls.

      In that case you don’t get credit for a ‘donation’ IMO.

      Obviously I am not arguing that a trust or foundation is a bad thing. It is their money they can do what the wish. Lets simply tell the complete story about these trusts and foundations when they are mentioned.

    henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    It’s because they want the freedom to conclude that you, me, Bill Gates, the Proud Boys, or Texas are “racist” without having to show how they arrived at that conclusion.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I had sort of forgotten about how aggravating documenting steps was, in that the math came naturally, answers popping up for me without thinking about steps. Also, I often had more efficient paths to the right answer. I really hatted being held back.

      You are an outlier. At my two-year college, back when we could force students to take placement tests, some 80% couldn’t place into college-level math. My students can’t even just add numbers to figure out their grades in my non-math classes.

Can’t wait to see the NASA missions using “anti-racist” math!

if you’re not required to show your work, no one will know you cheated–simple enough

    Sounds about right.

    NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to texansamurai. | February 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    While in theory I absolutely agree with you, but that doesn’t take into consideration any outliers.

    I was very, VERY bad at math at a young age (I’m mid-40s now). My father took me under his wing and showed me numerous “tricks”. He made it so that I started looking at math as a game. It became easier and easier, until it got to the point where I could no longer “see” every step of the way, I just jumped over them because I didn’t “see” that as a step. And I got better and better at it.

    In school, this got me in more and more trouble because I’d “show MY work” and it didn’t match what the teacher had in the book, even though my answer was correct. Until at age 15 I ran into a mathematician who used to teach advanced math at MIT but eventually chose to teach high school. He saw what I was doing in my head and let me show “MY” work (i.e. – the way I saw it). Sometimes I never did see any steps and jumped straight from problem to answer. In some cases, he would ask me later to explain how I saw it, and I would, and that was good enough for him. Eventually I passed on these “tricks” to my son and he had much the same type of issues I had.

    Now, I’m nothing special. So I seriously doubt that I’m the only one out there with the capability of doing this. How do we account for the outliers?

      Yep me too. Unfortunately at calc level my tricks didn’t work anymore because I didn’t ‘see’ the answer nor did I understand the foundational building blocks …

      None the less it isn’t racist to show your work or arrive at the correct solution nor use standard modern English or a great many other things.

      I used to make my young Soldiers role play if they wanted to attend a promotion board or Soldier of the x board. They had to ‘interview’ as if they were applying for a job as a SR VP at a bank. That took all the street vernacular out of their vocabulary and forced them to use standard English.

        NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 6:38 pm

        I wish that was the case with me. Calc was even easier for me.

        My wife is a meteorologist (I’m not). She showed me once how to “read” a Skew-T and then took me to Advanced Sky Warn training so I’d understand even more. Now, she has me interpret the Skew-T for her (she still does her own analysis) because I can look at it at tell her what’s going on faster than the computer models do.

        I agree that there is nothing racist about it. My apologies if I implied there was.

        That sounds like a very useful and fun game!

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | February 19, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      It’s always good to see another grizzly, even if not a friendly one. There is an interesting book on the market I think it is still in print. It is called, Here’s Looking at Euclid. It shows some history of mathematics, and some very interesting and different techniques for computing problems.

      When I was in elementary school they were teaching us that horrible cross out and borrow method of subtraction. It defeated me. One night my mother asked me to show her how I did my work. She could not believe how stupidly complex a simple problem could be. She showed me the method that she learned in advanced placement classes in New York when she was a little girl. I went to class the next day and took a 100 problem subtraction test. I got every single answer correct finished my test before the brilliant students did. I also received a failing grade. The teachers explanation was I did not use the method that I was taught. I did not like school…

        NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | February 19, 2021 at 7:19 pm

        Pleasure to meet you. TBH, you are the one who inspired my handle. I’ve been known as Grizzly for a long time. It’s my road name (I ride with a loosely unaffiliated group of independent bikers) and has been my nick-name for ~30 years. But for the last ~10 or so, I’ve been getting less and less friendly. To the point I’m 1 step away from Clint “Get Off My Lawn” Eastwood of Grand Torino fame. Think Jeff Dunham’s Walter, with tattoos and a Harley (but no guns because mine were lost in a tragic boating accident).

        Nice to know that us Grizzlies are smarter than the average bears….

        A neighbor’s high school age son was having trouble with Algebra and my husband suggested that I help him since I was a math whiz. I showed him how to solve the problems the way I’d learned by isolating “X” and he was thrilled that he understood it. He completed his homework and showed the steps he used to get the correct answers. His teacher called his mom and told her she would fail him if he continued doing the work the way I taught him, even though he got all the right answers. He barely passed Algebra and it really made me sad.

          NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to Melinda. | February 19, 2021 at 9:25 pm

          Damn. That sucks. But it’s similar to what I experienced when I came to the states in 1990.

          I was born in OKC but left to Germany (Air Force Brat) when I was 6 months old. I didn’t return home until 1990 when I was 16. I have absolutely no memory of the US and do not consider myself an American (although I *AM* a Texan!).

          At that time (I don’t know about today), DoDD schools were typically ~2 grade levels above their contemporary state-side schools. So if state-side 9th grade was doing Geometry, then DoDD was at Pre-Calc. DoDD Honors courses were typically 1-2 grade levels above that.

          Thanks to my dad (math), and my mom (English), I was in almost all honors courses. At 16 I was fluent in 7 languages (no use = lost skill, so I’m down to 3 now).

          When I came back, the state-side school I was assigned to had nowhere to put me. Literally. And back then, they didn’t have high school classes on college campuses. So I got my GED at 16, got out, and got to work.

          Now I’m the (not “a” but “THE”) Systems Administrator for a ~$2,000,000,000 per year law firm (yeah, I had to see the proof to believe it too).

          There are always opportunities for those of us, including your friend’s son, who thing outside the box. But I do see how the liberals and anti-liberty types keep trying to tighten the noose.

          hrhdhd in reply to Melinda. | February 20, 2021 at 12:15 am

          Now I’m wondering what the “other” way is–what’s wrong with solving for X?

        Your problem was that your answer was correct, but it was not POLITICALLY correct.
        Yes, really. All the way back then.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to NotSoFriendlyGrizzly. | February 19, 2021 at 11:27 pm

      “How do we account for the outliers?”

      I thing that high functioning Autism accounts for much of it. A German scientist identified and saved what he called little geniuses, and those geniuses are known as Asperger syndrome, one of my children is Asperger, and my oldest grandson appears to be Asperger. The grandson appears to be a genius, as am I.

      What is interesting is that extreme capabilities seem to come at a price of deficiencies in other areas. High intelligence is as much a curse, as and asset.

      Trust me, “outliers” are called that for a reason. The vast majority of students cannot do math in their heads, and they get smoked out when asked to show their work. My favorites included the problems that had scribbles, cross outs, and general baloney – only to have the correct answer mysteriously appear out of nowhere, complete with a big circle as if to draw attention away from all the other BS.

      I never minded students who came up with solutions that differed from mine, as long as they were legit solutions that followed logically from the work. But yeah, the posers were easy to spot with their bullshit answers.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to texansamurai. | February 20, 2021 at 8:58 am

    I expect that most teachers know which students need to cheat, and which do not.

I am SO looking forward to driving over a bridge designed by an engineer that believes getting the right answer to math problems isn’t important.

Bill Gates is a putz.

Back in the day the purpose of showing your work in math was to get partial credit even if your final answer was wrong.

For example, if while running through a five step algebraic equation solution to a problem you made a (possibly careless) mistake in the last step the instructor could see you knew how to solve the problem. That your mathematical logic and reasoning was mostly correct. That you at least had a clue and knew what you were doing. But you slipped up at the end. Partial credit was given.

I guess this has now been deemed ‘racist’.

Now no partial credit for anyone? How in the world does this help stamp out ‘systemic racism’ and help non-whites?

    NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    That’s interesting. I had no idea that was the original purpose of showing your work. However, at some point along the way, teachers took things to the point that if it isn’t in the teachers manual, then you’re wrong.

      Imagine talking a graduate level electrodynamics class and coping a sign in a spherical Bessel incorrectly and losing all the credit.

      Plus some math problems are almost impossible to do with intermediate steps. Plus what if you get stuck if you show your work you can come back later. There are a lot of advantages to showing your work.

        NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to thad_the_man. | February 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm

        I am not disagreeing completely with you, Thad. But for some of us, and I am by no means “special” (I just know a few “tricks”), we don’t “see” the same steps that others see. Call it a trick of the mind if you like. And, honestly, it probably is. What I think is this:

        If your answer is correct, and you can demonstrate WHY your answer is the correct one, then that should be enough. A cheater will be caught out because they can’t even begin to explain the problem. Whereas one of the outliers I mentioned earlier will be able to distinguish themselves because of the relatively simplicity of their answer.

          I am reminded of a student in one of my composition classes in the 1990s, before finding plagiarism was a quick trip to Google. She had some sentences in an essay that she had clearly copied from somewhere, and despite an hour in the library, I couldn’t find where she’d copied from. So I brought her into the hallway during class and asked her, “What’s a “scrivener”?”

          Blank stare.

          sorry for the down vote–hit the wrong button

          had a similar experience at an early age though not directly involving mathematics

          took piano lessons at an early age(8 or 9yrs or so)and because the training was “classical” in nature, was told that certain notes had to be played with certain fingers in order to play a piece “correctly”

          could(and still can)sight-read fairly well and eventhough could read or hear a piece once and then play it, was continuously criticized for not playing it “correctly”

          was confused by this as was never explained by my tutor(or acknowledged)that there was any other method of playing keyboards “correctly”–lord

          many years later(freshman in highschool)was blessed to encounter a band director who was a genuine musician–had switched to horns by then–he actually directed and encouraged students(he was one hell of a player himself)–his version of “show me your work” was to say “let’s hear your interpretation” and then analyze(never criticize)your performance–lord was like waking-up in a different world–introduced me to jazz/blues/fusion

          am now and will be forever grateful to him

    Morning Sunshine in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    that was how we were taught the AP calc test was scored back in the early 90s.

    meanwhile, my husband has taken over the math classes for our homeschool. He is a stickler for showing work. it is driving the teens nuts, but BUT they are starting to understand logically why math works. My 2-yo (all 5 of them at various points) could do instinctive math, knowing that if I took 2 of his 3 cookies, he only had 1 left. WHY was what we taught in math class.

Antifundamentalist | February 19, 2021 at 5:55 pm

Displaying intelligence,competence, and/or any ability to succeed in life is inherently racist. Okay. Ignorance, incompetence and abject failure to thrive is what BLM is aiming for. Because stupid people are easy to control.


    IQ tests are racist.
    Math is racist.
    Logic and reason are racist.
    Objectivity is racist.

    ‘Science’ must also racist. But it’s racist to say so because to arrive at this conclusion one must apply racist logic.

    Here’s where we’re at…

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” — Alice.

The man who created the buggiest least reliable operating system the world has ever seen is now lecturing us on how the world should be re-engineered.

    NotSoFriendlyGrizzly in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    He didn’t create shit. He “stole” PC-DOS from IBM and brandedcopyrighted it. Bill Gates never had a damn thing to do with the code to Windows except possible in the most superficial of ways.

    As for the Windows code, I used to work at MS and have seen parts of it. It’s like a couple of failed AOL managers hired a bunch of monkeys, locked them in a room, and eventually they banged out some crap that a compiler managed to cobble together into an executable.

    And they’ve been patching it ever since.

      The story I’ve read is that IBM asked Gates if he had an OS they could use on their PC. Gates said he did. But he didn’t.

      He found the company that had designed and developed DOS. He bought it from them for 50K, IIRC, and presented it to IBM as an MS product. He didn’t tell the company he bought DOS from that he was planning to license it to IBM, of course.

      As for Windows, the only part of it that was reasonably reliable was original bare bones basic Windows NT kernel (from the early 1990s), sans all the Windows GUI baggage. It was designed and developed by Dave Cutler (of VAX/VMS and RSX11-M fame) and his team.

      It’s been patched to death ever since.

        alaskabob in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2021 at 7:35 pm

        IBM had contracted with Gates and Microsoft for the Basic program but didn’t have an operating system. Gates recommended IBM contact Digital Research which had C/PM which was the leading OS at the time. Gary Kildall (also the inventor of the floppy disc) was not at home when IBM arrived and wife refused to sign NDA.

        So, Balmer from Microsoft knew that a small computer company had a knock off of C/PM called “quick and dirty operating system”..QDOS. The company was Seattle Computer. In the deal of the epoch, the guy sold full rights to Microfost for $50K. That became DOS and the rest is history.

        The history is presented in the “Triumph of the Nerds”… a PBS program on the personal computer. I know it better as I was building a computer-based control system and was looking at Seattle Computer’s S-100 system in part because they had QDOS. This was in 1978. TSR-80 and Apple II were contemporary. I wound up using the Apple II.

          thad_the_man in reply to alaskabob. | February 19, 2021 at 7:55 pm

          There were things left out. Like Bill’s mother Mary Gates served on the same board of directors as the CEO of IBM.
          That’s why IBM went to him.

          Also he bought something called QDOS from a company and modified it to become DOS. However many parts of QDOS were directly copied from CP/M in violation of copyright.

          Also when he originally developed BASIC for MITS he used university computer funded by the government, which would have made the company a part of the government ( by the rules at the time ), instead he got a slap on the wrist.

          alaskabob in reply to alaskabob. | February 19, 2021 at 9:40 pm

          thad… good follow-through. QDOS was a pirated program per se with the same basic (pun not intended) look and feel. It’s sort of the same as when Compaq “cloned” the IBM PC. Gary Kildall can be seen on Computer Chronicles on Youtube. He should have put up a fuss. This would not be (nor will it ever be) the last time Microsoft ran roughshod over competitors and he now rides over the world’s populace. The single reason I will not get the vaccine is that I do not know what happens in the future .. and Gates wants to cull the population.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to JHogan. | February 19, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Actually, he did create DOS, he just made money from it, and he did not create Windows (Xerox). I remember clearly when he was ripping off DR DOS.

Blaise MacLean | February 19, 2021 at 6:06 pm

Imagine for a moment applying these theories to the calculations necessary to put Perseverance on Mars.

    Or the calculations necessary for the first NASA missions. Those calculations were performed without computers, so I’ll bet the women who did them showed their work. They were black women, BTW; their story was told in the movie “Hidden Figures” and the book it was based upon.

ugottabekiddinme | February 19, 2021 at 6:09 pm

Ironically, the next article below this ridiculous claim of Gates’ is the recent Mars landing.

This craft was launched on a 300-million mile journey, and was engineered so it could on its own reduce its speed of descent from thousands of MPH to just 1.7 MPH at touch down.

Try doing THAT without math and showing your work.

Since Gates won’t go away or shut up, here’s hoping he meets up with a Mack truck soon.


Don’t these “woke” idiots realize how racist it is to imply that minorities are too dumb to get the right answers? And that’s exactly what they keep implying by their efforts to water down math and the sciences.

Minorities are perfectly capable of learning math, getting the right answers, and showing their work. They are also capable of doing excellent work in science. But if you keep implying that they can’t, then they won’t. Students generally live up to their teachers’ expectations, good or bad.

Bill Gates seems to be the ONLY billionaire who has not followed up his first act with a second, or third, etc. Nothing that worked. (Compare to Paul Allen, Elon Musk, etc.)

I think this guy has an inferiority complex. He’s manifesting it as if he thinks he’s Lex Luther, or Doctor Evil. Literally.

Gates is a guy who exploits other people’s work (Apple, IBM’s DOS), but has nothing original himself. (Paul Allen dragged Gates into the Microsoft idea. Gates wasn’t so keen on the idea.)

Now, after years and years of building portable toilets that don’t work, he’s found a new field to exploit: our health care system. What a creepy guy.

Watch this body language expert’s analysis of Gates and his wife:

He sure seemed to be a sucker for Epstein:

Bill Gates, who said he had no relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly met with the disgraced financier multiple times:

    nordic_prince in reply to | February 19, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    “inferiority complex” – you do know what “Microsoft” means, don’t you? “Small and limp.”

    henrybowman in reply to | February 20, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    People treat Gates like he’s a genius. He’s not. He’s just an especially fortunate hustler who monetized other people’s efforts. And you should keep this foremost in your mind when you listen to anything he has to say today.

So: if right answers don’t matter, then there’s no point in calling payroll if your check seems a little short. And don’t ask them to show how they came up with their sum; that would be showing work.

It’s racism all the time in everything, knew it would be with a Leftist administration.

You don’t need to do math. It’s just inconvenient. Let our AI program do all your math for you. If you do it – you’re just racist. We will do it. We will track all your money. We already track all your friends, family and social interactions, passwords etc. We know everything about you already anyway. So now we will do all the math. We will tell you what the result is of every calculation. Never a need to calculate a tip or check the lines of your credit card statement. Guess what? Your kids don’t don’t need to worry about math in school. In fact, why even teach them to read – we will read for them. And history – so inconvenient – we will replace history classes with social media bullying day – or online gaming. We will also translate languages so there’s no need for languages classes.

In fact, we have new AI that will make your life MAX convenient – a new development you will want to be the first – it will actually think for you. No need to worry about anything or get triggered by changes in life or politics. Actually, we vote for you too based on our algorithm that computes your expected preference. Yes, our new BRANIAC AI program does all the thinking for you. Big Tech makes life so convenient – betcha can’t remember what life was like before we came along… And if you do, we can help remove those memories so that they don’t bother you anymore. Our Lobotomy101 program fixes everything. Aren’t you glad you gave up that pesky privacy and free thought so that we could make all your life so convenient. Remember, the more people you rat our for resisting, the bigger your discount on all our AI products.

Welcome to the future – today.

    JHogan in reply to Ben Kent. | February 19, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Logically extrapolate and the ruling elites eventually start asking each other this question….Do we really need so many people?

      Chuckin Houston in reply to JHogan. | February 20, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      This being done now. Abusing the pandemic is just one way it’s being done. Destroy people’s businesses and careers. Keep schools shutdown until there are no more cases of COVID19 (a Teachers Union goal). Put nearly everyone on the dole. Eventually conclude that vast sums could be saved by eliminating the people on the dole.

that sorry detritus is a salesman nothing more. If he wasn’t a huckster he could have stopped the miliaria outbreaks rather than prolong them with his nets.

another aspect of that would be: ” we don’t need these wealthy phucks–les just take their money and off them. “

Great. Bill and Melinda Gates are going to help more black and brown kids go into STEM careers by not requiring black and brown kids to know how to do math.

This guy is a really weird little twerp, with a serious inferiority complex. Sadistic, too.

Watch body language expert Mandy Bombard take Gates apart:

Translation: We want to be sure no-one in the USA is ultimately able to better us. We want to depend on endless imports of Chinese and Indin interns.

Ok kids! A quick poll here! Raise your hands if you want to drive across a bridge or fly in an airplane designed by engineers who were taught that math is racist.

Ok – another poll. Raise your hands if you think Bill and Melinda Gates should be forced (bound and chained if necessary) to drive across a bridge or fly in an airplane designed by engineers who were taught that math is racist.

You see, it’s not the fault of the students who fail math. It’s the fault of math itself.

Couple of books germane to this thread.
Ramanujan, The Man Who Knew Infinity, by Robert Kanigel. Self-taught, he rarely proved anything or showed any of his work. However, his ‘assertions’ in number theory were the instinctive work of a genius. A hundred years after his death, proving (or disproving) those assertions is respectable work in math.
The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson, an account of the people who invented computers, operating systems and the internet. He starts with Ada, Countess Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who worked with Charles Babbage and is credited with the first software program. My take from the chapters on Jobs and Gates was that neither was an innovator, but each was essential to growth of personal computing. The innovators’ work that each glimpsed and that inspired them came from Xerox PARC research center. Xerox really didn’t leverage their research (did the non-tech bosses not know how to show their work or think the ramifications through? A since-retired Xerox senior sales manager told me, many years later, they thought they were a paper company….)
Both of these are well worth the time.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has done irreparable damage to schools around the country. Schools see the money and don’t question what they have to do to get it.

The fact that Gates stole and exploited an OS doesn’t in any way alter the fact that he is a seriously disturbed and psychotic individual.

Chuckin Houston | February 20, 2021 at 1:29 pm

Gates enjoys being one of the wealthiest and most influential people on the planet. It makes him feel good about himself. Heaven forbid that a new generation of ambitious, creative, hard working and intelligent people come forth to knock him and other fat cats out of the place of privilege. He wants to have serfs not competitors.

The dumbing down of America. Lower standards so that those who can’t keep up don’t feel bad. We don’t want any hurt feelings.

FYI – China is not lowering standards. If anything they raise them every year. America is assuring a Darwinian outcome as we will be unable to compete / survive in 10 to 30 years.

“Math is racist. There are no ‘right’ answers.” Good heavens; I’d always been taught that math is the language of science. Silly me. No right answers? Sir Isaac Newton must be rolling over in his grave. Our European forefathers birthed the scientific method. European scientists made discoveries that revolutionized the world. They not only gave us longer; better lives–But; through them; the altruistic West blessed the rest of the undeveloped world. If these “math is racist” SJW’s attempted this even twenty years ago….They’d have been placed under psychiatric observation. The West is self-immolating; it’s shocking to behold.

Here’s a link to a lengthy; historical list of White (“people of non-color”) scientists. Instead of being proud of our ancestry/heritage/achievements; we’re now required to debase ourselves. Truly; the politically correct West is under strong delusion. Imagine–We’re berated for being White–By “woke” White people. It’s insane.

Here’s the varied list of European scientists.

So Bill, you’re willing to let me keep your books using your antiracist math theory?
I’ll just round up or down by a million to make it easier to do the antiracist math. Then try to explain to the IRS why you don’t owe Billions in taxes.