Math Is Racist

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

According to a Teach for America website, culturally responsive teaching in math is important because "math has traditionally been seen as the domain of old, White men."

As reported earlier this week, Teach for America groups across the country are committing themselves to "culturally responsive teaching," a radical pedagogy used by communist Bill Ayers and other blatant anti-American indoctrinators.

The site, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teach for America, says that because math is seen as a domain for old, white men, many students cannot identify with it. Therefore, educators should find ways to relate math to the lives of their students. (Source)

I'm not surprised.

(Un)Related: Below the fold, a "High School Math Proficiency Exam" actually used in classrooms.

City of Los Angeles
High School Math Proficiency Exam

Name:_______________________________ Gang:___________________________

1. Johnny has an AK-47 with an 80-round clip. If he misses 6 out of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive-by shooting, how many drive-by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?

2. Jose has 2 ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8-ball to Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram. What is the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut it?

3. Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800-per-day crack habit?

4. Jarone want to cut his 1/2 pound of heroin to make 20% more profit. How many ounces of cut will he need?

5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy, and $100 for a 4X4. If he has stolen 2 BMWs, 3 4X4s, how many Chevies will he have to steal to make $800?

6. Raoul is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for the hit. If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how much money will be left when he gets out of prison and how many years will he get for killing the bitch that spent his money?

7. If the average spray can covers 22 square feet and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger spray with 3 cans of paint?

8. Hector knocked up 6 girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in the gang. What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector knocked up?

9. Thelma can cook dinner for her 16 children for $7.50 per night. She gets $234 a month welfare for each child. If her $325 per month rent goes up 15%, how many more children should she have to keep up with her expenses?

10. Salvador was arrested for dealing crack and his bail was set at $25,000. If he pays a bail bondsman 12% and returns to Mexico, how much money will he lose by jumping bail?

Good judgement has never been a requirement for teaching.

Posted by: DMartyr at 12:22 PM


1 I hear kids say "But I'll never use that math anywhere!"

And look at how practical these problems are...

Posted by: Gork at September 12, 2014 12:33 PM

2 How about 'How many shots did I fire, punk?'. Now that's a math question.

Posted by: Erowmero at September 12, 2014 12:48 PM

3 Because I have been a student all the way through our education system, and because I have raised three kids through high school, I have observed that, where a math teacher has trouble, it's usually because the teacher does not relate well to the subject matter. Culture has nothing to do with it.

A business would pay math teachers more.

Posted by: Valerie at September 12, 2014 01:55 PM

4 there are plenty of brown people in ap and honor math classes. i suppose it depends on the school district.

Posted by: MistressOverdone at September 12, 2014 08:45 PM

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