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New Math Class at Wake Forest University Aims to Help Students Combat Racism

Added 10-16-20 08:38:02am EST - “"Like all entrenched systems, our department is not innocent of racism"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “New Math Class at Wake Forest University Aims to Help Students Combat Racism”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This is what happens when the political narrative becomes more important than the subject being studied.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wake Forest University this fall is offering a “racist and anti-racist uses of math and statistics class” in an effort to combat racism within the discipline of mathematics and the math department itself, according to the scholar who created it.

“Like all entrenched systems, our department is not innocent of racism,” stated Professor Sarah Raynor, chair of Wake Forest’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in a memo to the department. “The time has come for us to focus on fighting racism and making plans to create a more equitable educational space.”

Raynor describes the class as a one-credit course that will delve into topics such as gerrymandering and racist predictive policing. In her memo, she also noted the math department has created a department-level bias reporting system.

Raynor and media affairs at Wake Forest University did not respond to repeated requests for comment from The College Fix.

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