yo are right: math and science can't be racist. Some think that the subject that should be talked about is racism of the mathematiciasns and scientists, but I think that's not the subject because that is sort of clear to many people. What I think that should be talked about here is the racism of the math application: do we use western methods in math only? do we use math from other cultures?........houserichichi said:I'm very sorry but I don't understand HOW math can be 'racist'. Perhaps professions therein as one poster had mentioned, but the actual subject itself has no preference to anyone; it's just abstract thought applied to abstract concepts. Perhaps those who claim so are using a bastardized definition of the word 'racist' in the first place.
Maybe I'm just confused by the whole thing.
Maybe I'm right
I think that, yes: because algebra is hindu (I thought it was muslim, but no), our numbers are arabic.........and there are many other parts of math invented by people of very different cultures: china, india, maybe africa, native americans......