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dewayne@warpspeed.com
Date: May 15, 2019 at 8:31:28 AM GMT+9

Marissa Higgins, Daily Kos, 13 May 2019

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/13/1857360/-Poll-says-that-56-of-Americans-don-t-want-kids-taught-Arabic-numerals-We-have-some-bad-news

[...] An astounding 56% of Americans said Arabic numerals should not be taught in American schools. Arabic numerals. Which are, you know, the ones we use. [1,2,3, etc.] Is there an explanation that doesn't have to do with bigotry? I think not. Islamophobia is a huge problem in the U.S. My guess
(and the only explanation I can gather) is that people read `Arabic' and immediately went negative. Gross.


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