Category Archives: racism

Towards a Fully Inclusive Mathematics Profession

The AMS recently published a report on the historical role of the society in racism and exclusion in mathematics. The task force responsible for this report was chaired by Kasso Okoudjou and Francis Su, and the other members were Tasha … Continue reading

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Amplifying Excellence

I wanted to amplify some recent and ongoing excellent work and news!   Mathematically Gifted & Black Mathematically Gifted & Black ( continues to share exceptional profiles of mathematicians every day this month. MG&B is organized by Dr. Erica Graham, … Continue reading

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Oh my heart

You’ve broken my heart for the last time. That’s what I want to tell white America, but I know it’s not true. My heart will be broken by you over and over and over again before I die. You’ve broken … Continue reading

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Towards a Mathematics Beyond Police and Prisons

Guest post by The Just Mathematics Collective The October 2020 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society contained an open letter calling on the mathematics community to boycott collaborations with police and demanding, in particular, that we stop … Continue reading

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Challenge for JMM2020

tl;dr I am challenging AMS and/or MAA to invite and promote a speaker and/or panel to a main stage to openly discuss the very real issues facing marginalized members of our community. For the past two years I have been … Continue reading

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An Existence Proof: The Mathematicians of the African Diaspora Website

Guest Authors: Erica Walker, Scott Williams, and Robin Wilson In Mathematics, more than any other field of study, have we heard proclamations and statements similar to, “The Negro is incapable of succeeding.” Ancient and present achievements contradict such statements. One of the purposes of this website … Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Raise your hand if you were just rejected by the NSF! Fun times, right? I don’t know about you, but I like to celebrate such occasions with a full re-evaluation of all of my life choices. So of course, I … Continue reading

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Here, There and Back Again: Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Racial Consciousness Abroad

Guest post by Dr. Mike Egan of Augustana College. Here “If the streets shackled my right leg, the schools shackled my left. Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But fail to comprehend the schools … Continue reading

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Complicit Function Theorem

This week, I was separated by small degrees from two separate acts of terrorism motivated by hate. (1) Students and faculty/staff on my campus had set up a local version of The Clothesline Project, in which survivors of sexual violence … Continue reading

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Still, we sing

This, 2017, has been a rough year for many of us in the USA who care about equity, diversity, inclusion, and basic human rights. We have seen attempts (some successful, but thankfully not all) to encroach on the rights of … Continue reading

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