I’m just not a math person. We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of math people is the most self-destructive idea in America today.
There is this weird tension in America between the American dream – work hard and you can make your life better – and America’s distrust of education and being educated. The same principal applies, though. Work hard with your mind and you can better yourself. This article says much the same, but goes into greater detail as it relates to math education.