Ok, first things first, fuck this lady. I'm black, got straight A's in math and science and am now a Systems Administrator because of it. Plenty of white students fail math, it just seems like more white students succeed in math in the US because THERE ARE MORE WHITE STUDENTS IN THE US. If there are more white students than black students, then there will always be more white students succeeding in math than there are black students succeeding in math. THAT'S SIMPLE MATH! Which, as
TeamGhobad
pointed out, she doesn't have ANY degrees in.
Next, this is the most racist shit I've ever heard. She pretty much just said black and hispanic people are too dumb to understand math. What else can I say to that? She just said we are dumb because math was made for whites and asians and the only way we can understand it is if we go back to our ancestry where they did math we could understand, however, Mezo-American math and African math, was the same fucking math. Historically, everyone did math the same, because math is the most absolute thing we have. Oh and here is something to add. Several "historically black" colleges stopped accepting students from Africa because they had a better learning capacity than US black students. Do African students suddenly not count as people of color because they are capable of doing math?
But no, let's talk about this "it's different for us because of culture" bullshit. Math is not a social structure. You can't change math based on anything. 1+1=2, not because some oppressor said so, but because if I had one object, and then place another single object next to it, and counted them, then I'd have two objects. My ancient ancestor's spirit won't come *poof* out of nowhere and place another object each time I have two objects together. That's religious talk, not math talk. You can't humanize a concept.
Which I must ask, what is the point of trying to humanize the concept? What does that do? So far she hasn't put why this would be advantageous other than just saying "more students of color will get it." Why? Because we can get a wrong answer but still be right? That's not how math works. You can come up with the same answer using different methods (new math vs common core) but it will always be the same answer. Besides trying to force social STUDIES (I refuse to call it a science) into math in a way that doesn't fit, whats the end goal here?
God these SJW types get worse and worse everyday. And of course it's fucking Seattle that just goes along with this. Washington State just seems like the ultimate SJW hub.