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'Math is racist': The controversial school initiative funded by Bill Gates

•, Jose Hermosa

Gates donated hundreds of millions of dollars to institutions that support critical race theory, the idea that U.S. political and economic institutions are inherently racist, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Feb. 17. 

In this case, Gates' money funds several organizations associated with Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction. A group of 25 educational organizations that argue asking students to show their work and find the correct answer is a sign of racism.

They also argue that the "concept that mathematics is purely objective" is "unequivocally false" and that focusing on the "right answer" to math equations is an example of white supremacy.

These teaching changes specifically target black, Latino, and multilingual students in grades 6, 7, and 8.

The initiative comes as a response to the country's protests and riots last year, which accused U.S. society of racism.

The Pathway published five guidelines to help secondary school teachers detect when students use "white supremacist practices" that allegedly cause student "underachievement."