When One Lacks Will, They Denounce . . .
Keywords:Racism, Privilege, Call to action, Black Lives Matter, Equity
Robert M. Capraro, the editor-in-cheif of the Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, and Jonas Chang, copyeditor for JUME, introduce this special issue of the journal. Through discussion of the events that prompted the Black Lives Matter protests of Summer 2020 and the responses of several national organizations and corporations, they argues that the journal and its members must do more than simply denounce systemic racism and violence; math educators must additionally use their privelage and influence to support the message of the protests and consider in what ways they can more effectively support the mathematics achievement, considered a powerful equalizer of society, of Black and Brown children.
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