The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is bankrolling a group of activists who believe math is racist.I think Gates is onto something. Mathematics is almost entirely a White invention. And using math to quantify objective facts about the world is also a White practice.
A group of fringe educators have compiled a six-part toolkit offering an “integrated approach” to developing an “anti-racist math practice” viewed through a social justice lens. It chides the “concept of mathematics being purely objective” as “unequivocally false.” It argues focusing on the “right answer” to math equations is an example of white supremacy.
When the anti-racists of today make their arguments, there is never any underlying logic or math that makes any sense.
It is true that ancient cultures in India and China and even Central America had learned to count, and use math to build things and account for transactions. But it wasn't really Mathematics until the Greeks.
Covid-19 is disproportionately sickening and killing Black Americans, the result of centuries of structural racism, a group of Harvard researchers says.Really? They compared Louisiana and South Korea, and the main difference was that Blacks were not being paid slavery reparations? This is too stupid to comment. The lead author appears to be White, but he is just trying to get tenure by sucking up to Blacks and SJWs.
If the US had paid reparations the descendants of Black Americans who were enslaved, though, the risk of severe illness and death from the virus would be far lower, according to a new, peer-reviewed study by the researchers. ...
They made their calculations with a model that would pay $250,000 in reparations per person or $800,000 per household. They also compared Louisiana and South Korea using infection data rates for the first two months of the epidemic.
The researcher's model found that Louisiana took twice as long as South Korea to bring the R-naught value below 1, "the critical value at which an outbreak will die out in a population."