A discussion of “Equity, inclusion, and antiblackness in mathematics education” by Danny Martin
In the recent article “Equity, inclusion, and anti-Blackness in mathematics education” Dr. Danny Martin provides a challenge for all mathematics educators in his claim that: equity for Black learners in mathematics education is a delusion rooted in the fictions of white imaginaries, contingent on appealing to white logics and sensitivities, and characterized at best by incremental changes that do little to threaten the maintenance of racial hierarchies inside or outside of mathematics education. In the article he goes on to describe the ways in which anti-blackness is at work, even within equity-oriented reform movements, to ensure the self-preservation of the status quo in place of justice for Black learners of mathematics. In this discussion we will attempt to unpack the meaning and intent behind Dr. Martin’s work and its implications for our own teaching and scholarship.
A copy of the article to be discussed is available here: article on equity and antiblackness by Danny Martin
Dr. Robin Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/91785371355