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Minorities and math


From The New York Times: “Even as movie audiences celebrate ‘Hidden Figures,’ the story of black women who overcame legally sanctioned discrimination to perform critical calculations in the race to put a man on the moon, educators say that new, subtler obstacles to higher-level math education have arisen. These have had an outsize influence on racial prejudice, they contend, because math prowess factors so heavily in the popular conception of intelligence — a concern that recently provoked the creation of ‘Mathematically Gifted and Black’ and ‘Latin@s and Hispanics in Mathematical Sciences,’ websites featuring math professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.”



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