Monday, July 22, 2019

Un-diverse US team ties for first place at International Math Olympiad

July 21, 2019 By Ethel C. Fenig

Quick! Call the diversity police!  For the fourth time in five years the US team placed first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, this year tying for first place with China.

The six U.S. team members also won gold medals for their individual high scores on the Olympiad, known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.

However, this very dominating winning team does not look like America -- all members are males, 5 Asians and one Caucasian, judging by appearances............. Race, gender, ethnicity, family income, sexual orientation or other identifiers do not factor in to qualifying for the team to attend the Olympiad.  Instead, selection is based solely on scores in math competitions.  ............To Read More...

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