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Mockery Ensues After USA Today Publishes Ludicrous Article Asking ‘Is Math Racist?’

Mockery Ensues After USA Today Publishes Ludicrous Article Asking ‘Is Math Racist?’

USA Today changed the headline after well-deserved mockery.

USA Today published a convoluted, garbled mish-mash of “antiracist” Critical Race Training crazy disguised as a serious piece of “journalism” . . . . or maybe it’s an op-ed?  Who can tell in these final days of leftwing propaganda disguised as “news”?

NOTE: USA Today changed the headline after endless and well-deserved mockery to “Is Math Education Racist?”

As is so often the case when leftist propagandists engage in what could be meaningful discourse, the team of four writers on this piece (FOUR!) start out asking the wrong question and, in the process, completely recast and mischaracterize the actual debate that is taking place regarding the decimation of K-12 maths education in favor of nonsensical “antiracist” lunacy.

This is the same rhetorical gaslighting the left uses when saying “but CRT isn’t taught in K-12 classrooms.” And, in fact, this article provides an excellent example of exactly how CRT has taken root in K-12 classrooms without the actual legal theory being “taught.”

CRT In K-12 Maths Classrooms

The debate about mathematics being “racist” arose due to the “antiracist” rantings of Critical Race Theory proponents. This Marxist ideology sees every disparity between blacks (and to a lesser, begrudging, degree other minorities, except Asians) and whites as inherently, always, and only rooted in “white supremacy” and a “systemic racism” that favors white people. There is no other possible explanation, including the actual reasons for these disparities.

It is important to note that CRT is really about blacks, slavery, and reparations. However, since black people make up only about 12-13% of the total U.S. population and are thus not large/powerful enough in voting bloc terms to matter politically, regressive Democrats—still reveling in their drug-addled glory days, of ’60s Helter Skelter Charles Manson race war lunacy—decided it would be good to lump in Latinos, Hispanics, Native Americans, even Hawaiians and Eskimos in their relentless pursuit of manufacturing racist division of Americans into identity politics’ voting blocs for the purposes of a cold (or if they can manage it, a hot) racial war on American soil.

The goal is to turn this, in 2021, completely fabricated “unjust” system of “white supremacist” racism on its head, to destroy everything (burn it all to the ground, as they like to say), and to purposefully and willfully construct a new systemic racism that favors blacks (and to a lesser, begrudging, degree other minorities, except Asians) at the expense of whites (and, of course, Asians).

In order to accomplish this goal, it’s important to scour every field and find out where disparities between blacks and whites exist, point at it while screeching RAAACISM!, and then dismantle whatever it is. In this case, it’s mathematics. Asians as a group excel at maths, with whites also doing quite well, while blacks, statistically speaking, tend not to do as well. The only possible reason for this racial gap in maths achievement, according to the childish, binary “thinking” of these Marxists, is racism (just substitute race for class to see how this new twist on Marxism works).

Instead of doing something logical like finding a way to improve the maths scores of blacks, the chosen approach is to just declare the field racist and posit that maths is not only over-emphasized in STEM (which literally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—the first three of which cannot exist without the latter) but that no one of any race needs advanced courses in maths, that maths is “intuitive,” and that students just spontaneously “feel” the answer to algebra or geometry problems.

Because, they assert, if a student thinks/feels that the answer to “what does two plus two equal?” is ‘fifty-eleven,’ that’s a win because they are “engaged” enough to provide any answer at all. And everyone knows you get a participation badge for engagement and would be very very sad if you knew that your ‘fifty-eleven’ answer wouldn’t qualify you for AP maths classes. No worries, math is subjective, just like the Humanities. And we eliminated AP courses in maths, anyway! The goal is not to teach maths (or anything) but to ensure “equitable outcomes” (meaning that everyone does equally poorly and is equally stupid.  Again, this is Marxism focused on skin color rather than overtly focused on class, but the end goal is the same: a diminished, weakened, and easily “ruled” human commodity.).

While the USA Today article begins with a delightful discussion of K-12 teachers engaging students in maths with “singing, dancing, and sculpture,” one might be under the impression that the debate about maths education in the U.S. is about how maths is taught.

The debate, however, is whether or not the field of mathematics itself is racist (as noted in the original USA Today title). Is it “racist” to require a correct answer, to say that two plus two is always and can only be four? The racist “antiracists” say it is.

The Wall Street Journal reported in May, 2021:

The framework recommends eight times that teachers use a troubling document, “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction.” This manual claims that teachers addressing students’ mistakes forthrightly is a form of white supremacy. It sets forth indicators of “white supremacy culture in the mathematics classroom,” including a focus on “getting the right answer,” teaching math in a “linear fashion,” requiring students to “show their work” and grading them on demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter. “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false,” the manual explains. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuates ‘objectivity.’ ” Apparently, that’s also racist.

Yes, according to the racist “antiracist” CRT training, objectivity is racist. As is being on time (perhaps, given the war on maths, even being able to tell time is racist?) and sending back cold food in a restaurant.

This ridiculous dumbing down of mathematics was recently blasted by STEM professionals who are alarmed and dismayed at the crazy.

USA Today’s Gaslighting “Antiracist” Propaganda

Not only does the USA Today article begin with the wrong question, a fact they appear to concede having changed the title from “Is Math Racist?” to “Is Math Education Racist?”, but they then proceed to skate past the actual debate before flitting over the left’s pet deflections and bizarre stance on (teaching) mathematics as intuitive, subjective, and nonlinear.

They approvingly note:

But other, bolder recommendations to make math more inclusive are blowing up the world of mathematics education. Schools are collapsing math “tracks” to put kids of all abilities in the same classes and adding data science courses that carry the same prestige as calculus, long seen as a gateway to a career in STEM fields – and elite colleges.

Another heated issue: the extent to which math education should include real-world problems involving racial and social inequities. Fairly or not, that debate has landed in the murky soup of “critical race theory” digressions.

The changes have pitted mathematicians and math educators against each other and sparked criticism from affluent parents upset by the elimination of gifted tracks. They’ve caused upheaval in one state, California, as professors, parents and teachers spar over proposed changes to the state’s K-12 math framework.

“We’re not changing or lowering the standards. We’re outlining how inequitable the teaching of math is right now,” said Jo Boaler, a Stanford University math education professor at the forefront of the changes.

Ah, yes, all that demand for correct answers, showing one’s work, and not only understanding the underlying mathematical principles but being able to apply them is so “inequitable.” And stuff.

The article then flits from random point to random point—California math wars, “dropping a math beat,” why axing gifted maths programs “works,” and the ludicrous section on why this application of CRT in K-12 in maths education is not actually the application of CRT in maths education (it is)—before concluding on a note that undermines any argument they think they are making for dumbing down maths to ‘help’ black people.

In Yonkers, New York, parent Cheryl Brannan didn’t think her daughter was getting enough support in math and science class, either. That was 10 years ago, but it prompted Brannan to launch an outside tutoring program for Black girls.

Brannan’s daughter, Sayidana Brannan-Douglas, now 24, remembers being tracked in high school. She was placed in advanced algebra in ninth grade, but not advanced earth science, based on her middle-school scores.

Since then, Brannan-Douglas and more than 1,000 middle and high school students in Westchester County have participated in her mom’s summer camps or year-round programs to practice math and science skills and to learn about careers in STEM fields.

. . . . Brannan-Douglas now knows she would have been fine in advanced science with additional resources, akin to those found in the camps and workshops her mom started.

She went on to attend SUNY’s Stony Brook University, majoring in technological systems management.

“In middle school, I wasn’t underqualified,” she said. “I was underresourced.”

So wait, Brannan-Douglas was capable, she just wasn’t provided the advanced placement course in earth science she needed to excel? Then, why, pray tell, are the “antiracists” insisting on eliminating all of these resources for black students? Why are “antiracist” radicals essentially writing off all black students as “underqualified” and ensuring that they are forever “underresourced” under the ‘math is racist’ banner?

Isn’t the true message of Brannan-Douglas’ story that she needed more and better maths instruction, including access to AP classes, not less?

USA Today Lambasted For Incoherent Nonsense

https://twitter.com/TheLaurenChen/status/146871974729034138

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Maybe STEM are useful subject that will keep them from being subjected to “white su[prmecy”. If we don’t teach skills CHina has already won and your race and your crying won’t matter anyway.

Wait til the culture fails completely & isis/taliban or the Fau-chi-nese take over… No problem with math, science, etc… There won’t be any!

Only when counting votes

Johnny Morris….a black man….was my first Algebra teacher and he did an excellent job. These people are not trustworthy.

That this is being seriously discussed and debated anywhere in the media, academia, and government is indicative of cultural, social, political, and intellectual rot, decay, and corruption that may be past the point of no return.

The rest of the world is watching and taking notes. In the sane and rational world they will avoid taking the same path we have taken for the last two or three decades. America is becoming a shining example of what not to become. Of what not to do. Of what to avoid. Of what leads to national suicide.

WHEN THE INSANE ARE CONSIDERED SANE

Society ending events are preceded by this type of jibberish.

WHAT CAN BE DONE ? We have reached a point where teachers and editors of news media are unredeemable. They drank the Kool-aide and will not stop trying to brain-wash you and your family and friends. The last 100,000 that resist the brainwashing will likely be jailed or just shot. Unless there is a massive change – this country is slipping fast down a hole and may already be past the point of no return.

Action Steps
1. Leave the states run by Progressives (deny them a tax base)
2. Home-school or private school
3. Exercise you 2A rights – while you still can
4. Find media that reports truth (and not just one side of the truth — right or left)
5. Vote everytime
6. Get active in local elections.

    JHogan in reply to Ben Kent. | December 10, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    It seems the balkanization of the formerly ‘United’ States of America along red-blue state lines is inevitable. Is already in progress. And is accelerating.

    henrybowman in reply to Ben Kent. | December 10, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    On the one side, we have crazy people, whose motto is, “We are going to use force to turn the entire USA into a nuthouse that caters to us.”
    On the other side are the traditional patriots, whose motto is, “We are going to withdraw into smaller enclaves to practice our sanity.”
    Any hack could write the ending to this novel, and there’s no way it turns out well for the sane.
    Would the greatest generation have withdrawn? I think not.

I can remember when academics were cancelled for suggesting blacks are not as smart as whites, and now progressives have embraced this ultimate variety of racism.

    JHogan in reply to Petrushka. | December 10, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    You are, of course, using a racist definition of ‘smart’. Not sure what the non-racist definition is. But I think it has something to do with feelings.

      Petrushka in reply to JHogan. | December 10, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Basically the argument was over the measurement of IQ. progressives are now promulgating the notion that black people are genetically incapable of mastering mathematical reasoning, a central component of measured iQ.

So, government school couldn’t or wouldn’t provide resources to help a girl get into advanced classes so her mom had to step in and create a summer program to help her and other kids learn the things they need to learn to be successful. Tell me again why government school is so important?

    #FJB <-- Disco Stu_ in reply to utroukx. | December 11, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Taxpayer-supported government schools are critical to keeping successive generations of taxpayer-subsidized teacher-college graduates securely employed.

    Those “graduate-level” degrees aren’t going to earn themselves, you know.

‘Then, why, pray tell, are the “antiracists” insisting on eliminating all of these resources for black students?’

Because they are worried about failures (for whatever cause) and know that you can’t fail a course that you can’t take?
It’s much easier to pass classes where scores can be subjectively adjusted on some social justice scale.

It’s “the soft bigotry of lower expectations.”

The saddest part is that with their racism they are destroying education for ALL Americans.

Did it ever occur to those who scream racist or racism at every turn that LIBERAL policies of not failing students who were woefully lacking in math skills in elementary school and just passing them on without the requisite skills are at the root of high school math problems? Sorry but the Pass them if they can’t read or add crowd will never accept responsibility for what THEY HAVE DONE to students, particularly students of color.
Using similar logic in opposing Voter ID laws, this same crowd not only implies but straight out tells many of these black people that they aren’t smart enough to get a free photo ID. It is the LIBERAL SOCIALISTS who promulgate that belief. I taught math. I would work with any student who needed extra help IN ORDER TO SUCCEED. I was NEVER a proponent of GIVING GRADES that were not earned. I had way more students who not only passed my class but went on to pass their college math classes. Giving a student a grade sends the message to them that they are dumb. Too dumb to be successful. My message was always you can accomplish whatever you want to accomplish. Sure it may take a little longer and it may require extra help but I WAS WILLING TO GIVE THE HELP TO ANY STUDENT WILLING TO PUT IN THE EFFORT. I also tried to get my students to understand personal responsibility.
I don’t have much time for colleges who complain about students being ill prepared just because they water down their standards. No one wants to require standardized tests for admission now. They rely strictly on grades (which may be earned or may be gifts) and social activities points. I agree that well-rounded students do better but give me a break–how does community service help with that math? with that science? in speaking proper English (another taboo in the world of social justice).
Simply accusing something of racism does not make that thing racist. More times than not, it would be wise to take some time to take a serious look at the one(s) throwing the charges out!! They likely need a lesson in personal responsibility as well!

    henrybowman in reply to 20keto20. | December 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    The paradigm of rewarding poorly-performing institutions with budget increases year after year inevitably leads to exactly this sort of race to the bottom.

It’s just so unfair that some are better at math than others, isn’t it?

Of course, it will always be easier to make everyone equally dumb than to make everyone equally smart.

Although I’ll predict that if public schools offer nothing but math-for-dummies (“where all are equal, and all is equitable!”) then bright students and their parents will find ways to learn the subject. Although it is a little difficult to think of calculus textbooks being circulated like samizdat.

At least USA could provide a link to Harry Bergeron, couldn’t it?:

http://tnellen.com/westside/harrison.pdf

The evolution of teaching mathematics in public schools:

1. Teaching Math in 1950…
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? $_____

2 Teaching Math in 1970…
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? $____

3 Teaching Math in 1990…
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80.
Did he make a profit? -__Yes or -__No

4. Teaching Math in 2000…
A logger sells a truckload of timber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math in 2015…
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish, inconsiderate, and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does all this so he can make a profit of $20.

Question: What do you think of this person’s behavior as a way of making a living?

The topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels and indigenous animals feel as the logger cut down their homes?

6. Teaching Math in 2021…
Math is Racist. We have determined that students no longer need any math skills to go to Graduate school. Suppose 2+2 = 4, or 22, or whatever number you feel is correct. There are no wrong answers, feel free to express your, anger, anxiety, inadequacy, and helplessness, and self-declared academic identity crisis.

Should you require debriefing at the conclusion of the exam, know there are special counselors available to assist you to adjust back into your campus world of safe spaces.

    henrybowman in reply to Ghostrider. | December 10, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    A pile of bricks is available in the courtyard.

    However, black drug dealers and traffickers still use that old racist math.

    I suspect the looters selling their stolen goods on ebay still use racist math, too.

    Of course, after the Marxists take full control and total power they’ll all end up in the Gulag. The lucky ones, that is. The unlucky ones will be shot. And their families will be billed for the cost of the bullet. Calculated using old racist math.

    You left off of 2021 that cutting down the inconvenient forest allows you to put up a field of solar panels, collect federal subsidies and sell electricity for even more profit.

For whatever reason, “students of color” struggle with a lot of things. Why is that?

    Expectations are so low that they can only be seen with an electron microscope. It is a self-fulfilling prophesy.

    Plus, the white Communists who run the educational bureaucracies have a vested interest in keep blacks down. It is hard to keep the myth of “systemic racism” going if blacks are succeeding academically in tough subjects. It is better (from the Communists’ point of view) to keep their slaves on the Progressive Plantation then let them get all uppity with ideas of escape.

      “the white Communists who run the educational bureaucracies have a vested interest in keep blacks down”

      Want to know who sees this most vividly? Ask a Mexican immigrant who is here legally, working hard and playing by the rules. Folks, trust me: No Democratic ghetto plantations for them. I want a wall 20 feet high. My Mexican landscape designer — far, FAR past just cutting the grass — would build two walls, each 100 feet high.

      The Democrats are in for a shock in 11/22.

I’m waiting for: “Is Journalism Racist?”

Girls do fine in math. It’s just that they lose interest at the highest levels when it becomes apparent that they can’t sustain the obsessive interest in math necessary against any social life at all, and they opt out. It’s far after K-12 math education has happened that that opting out happens.

    #FJB <-- Disco Stu_ in reply to rhhardin. | December 11, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Here in our area some organizations have added the letter “A” for Arts, now marketing the more-inclusive “STEAM”. Apparently they haven’t been successful in persuading enough girls to immerse themselves in the rigors of geek culture.

    It’s okay with me to leave the artsy stuff over there on the other side of the room (I’ll wander over on occasion) … and fully welcome anyone of the 57 different genders and/or races who has the aptitude and drive to succeed in these demanding subjects.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 10, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Math instruction in this country, even back in my school days, was needlessly complex and frustrating. It probably still is.

Two things need to be said: one, a lot of people, black or white, just flat cannot do math. They do not have what it takes to do it. Too, I am not hearing a single solitary block person stand up and say that these articles are insulting and that not all Black people are bad at math. Why are there no Black people standing up for themselves? Do they, in fact, acknowledged this truth?

    I was lucky… I had great math teachers,, (advanced math teachers) in high school. . I feel so bad for kids now. Instead of letting them fly, our schools are clipping their wings.

    Do you think that responsible black people are saying such things and just being deplatformed? I’m asking this as an actual question, not rhetorical. Because the only other option is social cowardice, and if there isn’t at least a revenant willing to speak up, there is no hope for race relations.

Brannan-Douglas now knows she would have been fine in advanced science with additional resources, akin to those found in the camps and workshops her mom started

I’m old enough to remember when this was called “remedial classes”.

If you can’t hack the coursework in the time allotted to you, then that is the definition of underqualified.

No, but USA Today is racist. Or, more to the point, racialist.

This lunatic effort to racial everything can end only one way:

– Planes full of people falling out of the sky.
– Bridges and buildings collapsing in bloody ruins.
– People dying from incompetent doctors, or from lack of life-saving drugs and treatments.
– Power outages lasting weeks, months, etc.
-Food and water shortages.

The price of woke will always be misery and death for the less powerful.

Is math racist?

It must be because blacks refuse to learn it even at the point of its most basic level, namely, the four arithmetic functions.

Man: Do you know the multiplication tables? Long division?

Bart Simpson: I know of them.

    fscarn in reply to fscarn. | December 10, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Charles Murray states the uncomfortable truths in Facing Reality, his 2021 book,

    “The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities.”

    Those two facts – blacks are at the lower end of intelligence but at the higher end of criminal/antisocial proclivities – are tearing us apart.

    Who wants to be first to mention these at your Saturday evening dinner party?

    That answer is obvious. Which is why this nonsense continues to happen.

    Yep, if only our ancestors had been willing to pick the cotton themselves.

    Antifundamentalist in reply to fscarn. | December 10, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    The real problem is that math fundamentals are not taught the way that they need to be. Teachers are forced to skim over material to meet “goals” that have nothing to do with whether or not their students mastered one concept before being rushed on to the next one. That is added to the fact that kids don’t come to school ready to learn – “My grandma said I didn’t have to listen to no white lady teacher” (that’s a direct student quote, by the way).

      “My grandma said I didn’t have to listen to no white lady teacher”

      And now that I’m older I realize that my grandma was stupid in her own stupid, racist, Democrat ways. Because I listened to her the best job I could ever get was as a burger flipper or ditch digger.

        MarkS in reply to pfg. | December 11, 2021 at 8:49 am

        My school teacher wife had a 5 year old tell her, “my momma said I don’t have to listen to what no white bitch tells me”

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Antifundamentalist. | December 11, 2021 at 7:49 am

      “My grandma said I didn’t have to listen to no white lady teacher” (that’s a direct student quote, by the way).“

      Then, it is time to bring back school segregation. And, no, I am not joking. The black kids won’t be able to come up with an excuse, and black teachers don’t put up with that kind of nonsense generally. Or at least once on the days of segregation didn’t.

If I had kids, I’d find a private tutor who’d teach Singapore Math. It’s what one of my brothers, a public schoolteacher, does. He did this long before any of this race horseshit. Math education in primary school has been a scary mess for a couple decades. The latest iteration is a god damn disaster on steroids.

By the way, algebra was always hard for me. The light didn’t really turn on until I changed careers, went into finance, and had to build financial models. What did it for me was Lotus 1-2-3 and Excel. I said to myself, “So that’s what a constant is.”

If they want to do real world problems and introduce real-world algebra, get them rascals working with spreadsheets. Oh, and ditch high school trig and replace it with statistics. I didn’t take a stats class until business school fer chrissakes. Ridiculous, given how probabilities permeate life.

    Life’s great constant = liberals/Democrats are wrong on everything.

      RandomCrank in reply to fscarn. | December 11, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      I cannot go that far, but as a former D who left in 2014 when I saw the handwriting on the wall, I hear you. That said, don’t imagine that conservatives/Republicans are somehow right all the time or free of major problems.

Antifundamentalist | December 10, 2021 at 7:15 pm

My question is this- do you want a pharmacist who graduated with an antiracist math curriculum mixing your prescriptions for you? How about an antiracist math graduate architect designing your home? Or how about out on the artillery range calculating where that next round is going to land?

    “- Mr. Gower! Hey, what is…

    – Hey, Nick. Nick. Isn’t that Mr. Gower, the druggist?

    – You know, that’s another reason for me not to like you.

    – That rum head spent 20 years in jail for poisoning a kid.

    – If you know him [Gower], you must be a jailbird [pronounced jail boil-d] yourself.

    – Would you show these gentlemen to the door? . Throw them out.”

Slaves were not selected because we had acres and acres of unsolved differential equations.

Who buys this rag??

    henrybowman in reply to geronl. | December 10, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t think anybody buys it. Its claim to fame when it first came out* was that hotels would drop it free at their guests doors every morning. It was the airport-CNN of the hospitality industry.

    *And also that it had no comics page, which was your first indication that it was the devil’s work. Its nickname in those days was “McNews.”

Oy Vey. So the Math is racist ? … Well, I tell you, … The “Book of Numbers” is basically about, … Well, the Hebrew title Bemidbar … “in the wilderness”-the first words of the Hebrew text captures the theme … So, we’re talk’n bout the “LCD”, … the “lowest common denominator”. … Vait, Let Me think. … How can I make this simpler ? …

I work for a major corporation that employees hundreds of Industrial and Mechanical Engineers. In the past 10 years the engineering staff is almost 90% from India or China. We don’t even recruit at Georgia Tech, Purdue, or Michigan State, anymore. Not sure the US will even have qualified degreed Engineers in the next 20 years.

    That’s all about price not competence. My company doesn’t even bother with H1B and its minimal restrictions any more, they’re hiring directly in India. I could not get hired now because the word has come down to, basically, hire only foreign engineers and only replace losses from attrition with foreign engineers.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Frank Hammond. | December 11, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Your major corporation hires them because they’re cheap. Don’t fool yourself.

For a smidgen of sanity after reading this article, I recommend the following curatives: 3Blue1Brown, Mathologer, BlackPenRedPen, Epic Math Time, and Michael Penn.

    thetaqjr in reply to randian. | December 11, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Readily available on YouTube or on the universities websites:

    Probability, Dr. Joel Blitzstein, Harvard
    Linear Algebra, Dr. Gil Strang, MIT
    Single Variable Calculus, Dr David Jerison, MIT

    Absolutely extraordinary lecturers and mathematicians …

I think math is sexist. Yes, that’s right, sexist. My daughter had difficulty with math in the earliest grades and it must have been because the curriculum didn’t address the unique differences of girls. When she couldn’t understand the math question she would start to get frustrated and cry, dare I say, like a girl.

Oh, by the way, this daughter had a speech problem and was taken from the classroom daily for therapy sessions. She was also not able to read because she was not able to sound out words due to this impediment and all they taught was phonics.

So she was missing from the instruction on many days and couldn’t read the math problems but the problem was that the curriculum didn’t address the special needs of girls.

Substitute “blacks” for girls and add many other teaching and disciplinary issues that occur in urban school districts that coincidentally include high minority populations. Then add the reality that many of those same children have parents that graduated from the same schools with no understanding of math and you begin to understand that Math is not the problem.

BTW, I have three other daughters that excelled in STEM subjects. One daughter was able to do calculus in her head which frustrated her math teachers because they thought she was cheating somehow. She got those smarts from her mother.

In “The Wire” it was stated that if you got the count (drugs + money) wrong, you got beat. Seems they have a solution already for math deficiency in the schools. You get the problem wrong, you get beat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1mmePD549o

A culture of looters can’t – or won’t – struggle through the challenges of school.

That poison should stay put, and the poisoners like Al Shaprton, Obama, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters and the like should be neutralized.

Only White people care about getting the right answer.

Does “Novia” mean what I think it means in Spanish? I may be engaged. And if I am, I guarantee that she’s hot.

I may also be engaged to my Chinese massage therapist. This could get interesting.

I have to decipher the receipt.

Ok. I’m engaged to the Hispanic lady.

The fundamental premise underlying Anti-racism/CRT/Woke-ism is that black people are dumb and helpless and simply can’t cut it.

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