Power and oppression in math: Seattle public schools offer ‘Math Ethnic Studies’

Power and oppression in math: Seattle public schools offer ‘Math Ethnic Studies’

[Ed. – Because with ethnic studies, we’ve abandoned the pretense that it’s about ANYTHING other than “power and oppression.”  Forget diversity, and don’t even get started on cultural enrichment.  All about the hate, baby.  And math can’t be exempt.]

Math, in case you didn’t already know, is racist.

That appears to be the contention of Seattle Public Schools, which has offered a course for K-12 students titled “Math Ethnic Studies.” The framework for the class lists multiple themes, what students will learn from those themes, and important questions to be asked. …

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Yes, Seattle has determined that such terms exist in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The theme is defined as “the ways in which individuals and groups define mathematical knowledge so as to see ‘Western’ mathematics as the only legitimate expression of mathematical identity and intelligence.”

“This definition of legitimacy is then used to disenfranchise people and communities of color.

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