What To Watch Best Picture Nominee: Hidden Figures
It has been said that math is a universal language. It knows no boundaries, looks and treat each person the same way.
Perhaps that's why it was the platform for women operating in a segregated work place to become the first to do what had never been done before.
Anyone who would say that by these women working at NASA meant they had equal opportunity has surely never had to run a half mile from their office just to use the only bathroom they are legally allowed to.
Racism and sexism are a terrible thing. Ask anyone who has been subject to it. It's all about using others biases to make rules that force you into a corner of having to take whatever terrible treatment is put on you.
Very few things will reverse this power and prove that it is solely a choice to do this to others. Nuclear war, the life of a Marine Aviator, the safety and future of not just our country but the world. That seems to be what it takes to get the people at Langley to do what's best for everyone.
For these women it's not just a race to space. It's a race to prove what they can do before their jobs are made obsolete by a computer. Even if they are the best, being a person of color will make them the first to be cut.
The math to put a man on the moon doesn't exist yet. It's a race to new territory in more ways than one.
As history has shown whoever reaches uncharted territory first makes the rules.