Math 1619

Gwendolyn Wallace

Show all of your work clearly and thoroughly. You may use an approved calculator, but the use of a tablet is not permitted. Once you have completed the problems, hand your test to the white man seated at the front of the classroom.

1.   When a black girl has a question in physics class about double slits, does she not ask her question (and instead writes “HELP” on her paper next to the problem) because:

a.   everyone else seems to understand the new concept.

b.   she believes the students in her class will think that she is bad at physics because she is black and female.

c.   when she was ten years old, she told her parents that she was trying her best in school. They told her that her best wasn’t good enough because ...

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