Commentary: Revising math curriculum for racial equity is itself racist [Albany Times Union]

Published June 18, 2021

An opinion article in the Albany Times-Union on changing math curriculum was written by Mark R. O’Brian, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry. O’Brian writes, “I feel certain that an airplane passenger would find considerable comfort knowing that the math that went into engineering that plane was done with objectivity and perfectionism in mind. Getting it right matters. None of these allegedly toxic traits has anything to do with white supremacy, and the proposed curricular revisions do not meaningfully address racism.”.