In yet another example of inadvertently promoting stereotypes, six junior high math geniuses — most of whom happen to be Asian American — visited Obama in the White House to talk about math education. Apparently, the bulk of the visit was spent on finding the foci of the White House, thrilling Obama and annoying his aides. For all you people who’ve forgotten your algebra/calculus, the foci are what define a shape called an ellipse.
Personally, I’d love a chance to find Obama’s foci myself. I’m just sayin’.
(Flickr photo credit: The White House)