I was just chatting with some friends last night, saying that I wished I had been less of a dork and more of an athlete in high school. Little did I know that the math geeks are actually trying to reclaim the term “athlete” from the jocks. Maybe knowing that would have made my high school experience a little less traumatic?
President Obama met yesterday with a group of “mathletes” from California, who won the national MATHCOUNTS competition this year.
I’m not sure whether to celebrate or cry that four out of the six beaming “mathletes” were cute little Asian boys. I mean, way to represent — but isn’t this a little model minority, too?
I’m so conflicted…