Gangbangers value math talent

STEM is hot these days. Even gangbangers are looking for math talent, writes Jim Miller, who cites a KUOW interview with Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna. In talking about how gangs recruit new members, McKenna quotes a teacher:

You know which kids they want to recruit? The ones who are good at math.

Gangs have to “calculate wages and profits, though probably not taxes,” writes Miller.

A classic from The Onion:  Inner-city youths have mastered the metric system, showing the ability to identify a “kilo” or “ki” (pronounced key) of weight by “tossing it back and forth in their hands.”

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