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Math association says math ‘inherently carries human biases,’ citing Critical Race Theory

  • The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) stated that math “inherently carries human biases” and justified the propagation of Critical Race Theory in academia.
  • The statement also criticized President Trump’s recent executive actions to curtail the teaching of Critical Race Theory.

By Ben Zeisloft | 10 October 2020

CAMPUS REFORM — The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recently asserted that math “inherently carries human biases” in a recent statement from its “Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics.”

The MAA is a professional association of high school and university teachers. It hosts the American Mathematics Competitions for middle and high school students, as well as publishes academic journals. It prides itself as “the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts.”

In opposition to President Trump’s recent executive actions to ban the use of Critical Race Theory training in the federal government, the MAA said that critical race theory “is an established social science inquiry which is grounded in decades of scholarship,” further asserting that “it is misguided, at best, to reduce this theory to the race-blaming of white people and to define it and the discussion of systemic racism as a ‘divisive concept.’” […]

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