Armstrong Economics Blog/Politically Correct Re-Posted Apr 20, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
You may have heard the insane notion that math is fundamentally racist. Equitable Math, a group aiming to make numbers less prejudiced, has noted that its largest founder is none other than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation also funded the initiative “Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction” by the Education Trust-West, which has merged critical race theory with mathematics. “A Pathway to Equitable Mathematics Instruction” has been distributed to schools across America with the aim of “dismantling racism in mathematical instruction.”
How is math racist? One of the workbooks funded by Gates explains: “The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false. Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuates ‘objectivity’.”
The theory that minorities cannot understand mathematics is inherently racist, and the people promoting its use are mainly white liberals with hidden superiority complexes. Equitable Math notes on their website: “Students can arrive at the right answer without understanding the bigger concept; or they can have an “aha” moment when they see why they got an answer wrong.” Is this a deliberate attempt to dumb down American students? It is no secret that the West lags behind the East when it comes to mathematics. Perhaps this absurdity will be yet another reason that the East will dethrone the West as the financial capital of the world.