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MATH AND 
SOCIAL JUSTICE

Explore the racial and social justice issues that can be addressed in math classrooms, and both the benefits and pitfalls of this approach to STEM education.

JUSTICE TOPICS.

Math can be used as a vehicle to teach and learn about issues of racial and social (in)justice. At the same time, students can learn math as they explore issues. 

A partial list of topics that can be explored in a RadicalMath classroom include:

Criminalization of People of Color

Issues include prisons/jails, policing, racial profiling, death penalty, facial recognition technology, surveillance, etc.

Housing Discrimination

Issues include: gentrification, redlining, racial covenants, segregation, home ownership, houselessness, etc.

Community
Health

Issues include: asthma, health insurance, diabetes, smoking, COVID, environmental racism/pollution, food insecurity, etc.

Immigrant
Rights

Issues include DACA, separation and imprisonment of children, unaccompanied minors, deportation, surveillance, etc.

Economic Exploitation

Issues include: racial wealth gap, low-wage labor, predatory lenders, access to banks, workers rights, unions, sweatshops, etc.

Gender Discrimination

Issues include: gender pay gaps, anti-trans violence, women in prisons, sexual exploitation, childcare, etc.

BENEFITS and PITFALLS.