Just when you think you’ve seen it all, in comes identity-driven leftists to prove you wrong. Here, we have the latest invention of the race-obsessed left.
I give you “Africentric” math:
A Canadian high school switched to “Africentric Math” to attract black students to go into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) fields, according to Canadian Broadcasting’s(CBC) Wednesday report.
Teachers are adopting an Afrocentric lens to teach mathematics, based on incorporating African history and culture to make math classes resonate with their students.
Auburn High School is working with the Imphop’s Legacy Academy, a program encouraging black students to get interested in STEM, to craft their new curriculum. One example of the new approach is using Egyptian pyramids to explain trigonometry.
“It’s academic math, but we want to build their self-confidence, their self-awareness so they can feel that they’re capable of doing the math,” Auburn Drive High School Principal Karen Hudson said.
So, what they’re basically implying is black students are incapable of learning unless it involves the pyramids.
A pyramid is a pyramid whether it’s built in ancient Egypt or on the beach by a little blonde-haired honky. The formulas are going to be exactly the same. Replacing “Roman centurions” with “Wakandan warriors” confers no special understanding of the subject matter. Then again, according to leftists, math was invented by white devils to make the black man feel dumb. So maybe some Afro-cizing is in order, after all.
Maybe the kids aren’t learning their arithmetic because teachers are too busy worrying about the (insert racial group)centricity of the word problems. If the teachers spent more time teaching math, instead of trivial nonsense like “inclusion,” there wouldn’t be a comprehension problem in the first place.
Leftists are quick to call conservatives racist. Yet, they’re the ones who think brown people need “special” schooling. Go figure.