As Twitchy reported earlier Monday, some schools in Oregon are being informed that asking students in math class to “show their work” is “white supremacy.” Why? Because it requires students to worship the written word as well as exhibit paternalism, both of which are building blocks of white supremacy culture.

Over the weekend, James Lindsay posted a thread showing more examples from that training being distributed in Oregon. You might be surprised just how much white supremacy can be found in math classrooms.

White supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when the focus is on getting the “right” answer.

Antiracist math educators “prepare students of color to close the gap in access to STEM fields”? Really? How many scientists do we want out there who believe there is no “right” answer to a math question?

Teachers “enculturated” in the USA teach mathematics the way they learned it.

Actually suggested as antiracist alternatives to showing your work include having students “create TikTok videos, silent films, or cartoons about mathematical concepts or procedures.”

“White supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when independent practice is valued over teamwork or collaboration.” You see, working alone “reinforces individualism” and does not give value to collectivism, and fosters conditions for competition.

Curiously, this video from China Daily happened to slide through our timeline while writing this post:

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