The most racist people in the world are not the ones doing differential geometry, it's the ones dividing their community by their lowest common denominator — their skin.
What could be more racist than telling children that their melanin-type can't get the answer right? Not only does it set them up to fail, it destroys their success if they manage it anyway. Did they really deserve that spot, that prize, or that degree?
Nothing entrenches racism like judging people by their race….
California education officials are considering applying a social justice paradigm to teaching K-12 mathematics that would erase "White supremacy" from the subject and eliminate gifted classes for students.
How disabling to grow up watching adults debate "your handicap"?
Proponents of new math say the way the subject currently is taught is suffused with White supremacy. They say it handicaps some minority students by insisting on what they consider racist concepts — such as arriving at correct answers.
And the poison chalice of low expectations shall pourth forth to shackle the children with failure, even before they start.
Children who are mathematically gifted apparently shouldn't be taught gifted maths. Presumably we don't want any sports supremacy either?
Behind every social justice mathematician is someone who can't do maths. Luckily Will Happer can, which is why he is a climate skeptic too.