>>10700600

This. In order to properly understand what you're doing in statistics, at the very minimum you need to be familiar with the concepts taught in calculus II (integration, sequences and series, etc), though familiarity with linear algebra, multivariate and vector calculus is even better. The prerequisite for big boy statistics at my university is probability theory which requires calculus, minus the first part of the course which deals with Bayes Theorem and conditional probability and all that.

As far as the whole minority thing goes, there were a decent number of black and latino students in my calculus I and II courses, though after those I noticed a sharp decline in those groups in later courses. I honestly think that the "deep seated equity problems" stem from personal choice rather than systemic racism.