Latino College Chancellor Wants to Abolish ALGEBRA Because It’s RACIST


Starting at least 20 years ago the push to lower standards in colleges and universities really took off. Lots of requirements were dropped, course content watered down, and grade inflation began in earnest.

Algebra has always been problematic for university administrators since nonwhite students have a lot of problems mastering algebra.

Curmudgeonly old white male state legislators need to hold the line on this issue and make sure that algebra stays in college. Students should know math when they leave high school, but don’t. So, that leaves it up to colleges and universities. Students incapable of mastering math should be kicked out of school.

I’ve heard it said before by students and administrators that math is a white subject. That’s not exactly true since Asians are good at math, as are Caucasians.

Daily Caller

The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges, made the argument while speaking with NPR. He pegged algebraas overly burdensome due to the disproportionate rate at which it prevents students from graduating from community colleges; nearly 50 percent of community college students do not complete their math requirement.

“This is a civil rights issue, but this is also something that plagues all Americans — particularly low-income Americans,” said Oakley. “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”

NPR suggested that Oakley was trying to improve the California community college graduation rate, pointing out that less than half of the system’s students transfer to a four-year college or obtain an associate’s degree from the community college within six years. But the chancellor denied this implication.

“Since the 1950s, we decided that the only measure of a student’s ability to reason or to do some sort of quantitative measure is algebra,” said Oakley. “What we’re saying is we want as rigorous a course as possible to determine a student’s ability to succeed, but it should be relevant to their course of study.”

The chancellor said that other higher education institutions, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the University of Texas, were pondering the change. He suggested that statistics could replace algebra as a new requirement.

“[Statistics] is a skill that we should have all of our students have with them because this affects them in their daily life.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Oakley, but received no comment in time for press.

15 thoughts on “Latino College Chancellor Wants to Abolish ALGEBRA Because It’s RACIST

  1. “The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college Gender Studies and White Privilege requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.”

    At this rate, mathematics and physics are about to be banned and driven underground. The Law of Gravity is also racist and must be cancelled, repealed, ended. I suppose at that moment we will all float off the surface of the earth. This might be confused with the Rapture.


    The idiot wants to replace algebra with statistics. Looks like he himself does not know either. How can you study statistics without knowing algebra?

  3. Anything that the brown or black “minorities” are either too stupid or too lazy to understand is “racist”. Here is some math they can understand, but will deny and rail against:

    “According to, after becoming a “non-sanctuary” city, Phoenix saw a 27% decrease in murders, a 23% decrease in robberies, and a 13% decrease in assaults — in just one year!
    Trump and ICE have been instrumental in removing illegal immigrants from America, and Americans are now finally starting to realize that arresting criminals and deporting them makes legal citizens much safer.”

  4. Community college? In England they are for people of just barely average intelligence and are not taken seriously, they are just there to fill a gap and massage dumb people’s ego’s.

  5. In Las Cruces, NM, where the first two years of college are free for NM residents, the community College Associate degree completion rate is 9%.

    That’s not a typo.

    My data is 10 years old, mind you. It might be lower now.

  6. Blacks and browns don’t deserve math. That should be reserved for White children only. They (White children) would get a better education if the dregs of the colored peoples weren’t holding them back.

  7. A Chancellor ?? Humm Chancellor with an MA in Hip Hop & Womyns studies ??
    Idiot doesn’t know that Algebra was invented by Arab civilization & was introduced to Europe via Arabic Spain ?? As AL!! Gebra .. AL !! Chemy ?? Which has morphed in to Chemistry ??
    Boy !! Oh Boy !! America you are totally FUBAR if those type of morons control your higher education ?? I hold no HOPE ! At all !! Unless you get a Stalin, to clean the Augean stables ??

    • 9th grade Algebra, I did not understand it at all so gave up early on & wrote notes to friends (all year during class) instead.

      Fractions & Percentages were the last things I mastered & had no desire to go further.

      Algebra is discrimination against young white female teenagers! I demand reparations! lol.

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