We are witnessing violence and threats of violence towards our most vulnerable. This includes the Atlanta-area mass shootings that led to the killing of eight people, including six Asian women. We cannot ignore these threats, intimidation, assaults, injuries, and deaths fueled by anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes. During the past year, Asians and those of Asian descent have been the victims of increased racism and xenophobia.
As a collective of mathematics education organizations, we are committed to social justice. We acknowledge the contributions made by Asians, Asian Americans, and Asian Canadians who have endured decades of persecution and bias while seeking a better life for their families and communities. We recognize the pain that arises for them as a result of the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and violence. We urge all leaders to uphold the human rights of all people and to take action against such acts. We stand in solidarity with our Asian communities and extend our support to those affected.
We must be purposeful in addressing racism and trauma as we-
- support the use of mathematics as an analytic tool to challenge power, privilege, and oppression;
- encourage all educators to challenge systems of oppression that privilege some while disadvantaging others; and
- inspire all educators to create socially and emotionally safe spaces for themselves, their students, and colleagues.
As educators, we need to work collectively and with intention to stop anti-Asian racism along with any other racism and discrimination in our schools, universities, and communities.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics
Benjamin Banneker Association
NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education
School Science and Mathematics Association
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL
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Stop AAPI Hate, the nation's leading coalition documenting and addressing anti-Asian hate and discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic tracks, shares, and responds to incidents of AAPI hate and violence in the United States. In the last year 3,800+ incidents occurred.
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