- algebraic and geometry skills perpetuate “unearned privilege” among whites
- math also helps actively perpetuate white privilege too, since the way our economy places a premium on math skills gives math a form of “unearned privilege” for math professors, who are disproportionately white
- "all knowledge is “relational,” because “Things cannot be known objectively; they must be known subjectively"
These quotes are from an article about Rochelle Gutierrez, a professor at the University of Illinois, who argues that teachers must be aware of the “politics that mathematics brings” in society.
BTW, her bio shows her degrees as follows:
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Chicago, 1995
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Chicago, 1995
B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, 1990
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."