The Ahmed Mohamed fiasco: When racial stereotyping meets scientific illiteracy

September 17, 2015 9:46 AM

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It's commonplace to note that American children don't score that well in scientific and technical subjects compared to other developed nations. But maybe it's our law enforcement officials who need the education.

This scientific illiteracy has been on bald display for the past week. Most recent was the case of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old engineering whiz who was arrested when school administrators and local police convinced themselves that his homemade clock was actually a bomb. That followed on the heels...

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