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NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies At Age 101

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posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 06:31 AM
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She was a mathematician to the end, she died in her prime.




posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

It says in the article in your OP that she was black though she looks white. What percent of African do you have to be to be considered African American or "black"?

What constitutes being "black"?

Also why did they capitalize the b in black in the article?


Johnson was among a team of female Black mathematicians working for NASA...


I'm really curious what answers you guys come up with for these questions. And dont give me that "why make this a race thing dude, she is an old lady that served her country for many years".....I didnt make it a race thing, the article did. I'm questioning the claims of the article in the OP.



posted on Mar, 4 2020 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct
a reply to: lostbook

It says in the article in your OP that she was black though she looks white. What percent of African do you have to be to be considered African American or "black"?

What constitutes being "black"?


Her parents can be found here www.google.com...






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posted on Mar, 4 2020 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

An amazing lady, whose contributions will be forever underappreciated.



posted on Mar, 4 2020 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

At that time, some parts of America still followed the one drop of blood rule.



posted on Mar, 4 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Ahabstar

Sad as it is, some parts, small thankfully, still do. Unofficially, of course.



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