The attack on Dr. Laurie Rubel’s work. #standWithLaurieRubel

UPDATE: This post is no longer being updated. An updated version now lives here.

The Timeline, so far.

  • Jan 8, 2018. Toni Airaksinen of CampusReform writes a story criticizing Dr. Laurie Rubel’s recent JUME article.
  • Jan 8, 2018. Daily Mail picks up the story.
  • Jan 8, 2018. Neo-Nazi site Occidental Dissent attacks Dr. Rubel with anti-semitism. (Warning: Extreme racist language and images.)
  • Jan 8, 2018. The Lid Blog attacks Dr. Rubel and misremembers the name of the film, “Hidden Figures”
  • Jan 8, 2018. reprints the CampusReform story with their own comments.
  • Jan 8, 2018. A YouTube article circulating on right wing websites. (Warning: Opens up YouTube)
  • Jan 9, 2018. Fox news re-publishes the CampusReform story.
  • Jan 9, 2018. BreitBart writes their own story, with a long quote directly from Dr. Rubel’s article.
  • Jan 9, 2018. Neo-Nazi site Stormfront features the story on its message board. (Warning: Extreme racist language and images)
  • Jan 9, 2018. Infowars repost the CampusReform story.
  • Jan 9, 2018. ZeroHedge also reposts the CampusReform story.
  • Jan 9, 2018. Blogger Jonathan Turley writes an attack blog post.
  • Jan 9, 2018. BitChute hosts a rambling hate video attacking Dr. Rubel.
  • Jan 9, 2018. The Blaze repost the CampusReform story.
  • Jan 10, 2018. Greg Gutfeld of Fox News attacks Dr. Rubel on a video segment of “The Five”.
  • Jan 10, 2018. The American Spectator uses Dr. Rubel’s work to formulate an argument that the American left has abandoned Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Jan 10, 2018. Comments appear on reddit attacking Dr. Rubel’s work. (Warning: Extreme racist language.)
  • Jan 10, 2018. CPD posts an article attacking academic research in general.
  • Jan 11, 2018. A Foxnews video attacking Dr. Rubel in an interview with Brooklyn College’s CampusReform affiliate. (Warning: Links directly to Foxnews)
  • Jan 11, 2018. The Daily Herald attacks on Dr. Rubel’s work.
  • Jan 14, 2018. A South African piece that starts with an attack, but then asks about the implications of Dr. Rubel’s work. (Warning: Links directly to Ideapod website)
  • Jan 15, 2018. FrontPage attacks the study of racism in Academia, citing Dr. Rubel’s work and the entire contents of the latest issue of JUME

The Support

  • Jan 10, 2018. Dr. Robert Berry, president of NCTM, writes a blog post in support of Dr. Rubel, Dr. Luis Leyva, and Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez.
  • Jan 11, 2018. Hashtag #standWithLaurieRubel starts trending
  • Jan 11, 2018. Dr. Randy Philipp, president of AMTE, writes a statement of support.
  • Jan 11, 2018. Dr. Laurie Rubel has been sharing some of her hate mail/tweets on twitter here.
  • Jan 11, 2018. Dr. Doug McLeod of San Diego State University writes a letter of support.
  • Jan 12, 2018. Dr. Megan Franke of UCLA writes a letter of support.
  • Jan 12, 2018. Dr. David Bloomfield, a colleague of Dr. Laurie Rubel’s at Brooklyn College, writes a public letter of support to their Provost
  • Jan 12, 2018. Letter of support from Brooklyn College chapter of the Professional Staff Congress, CUNY’s faculty/staff union.
  • Jan 12, 2018. Public support from Jo Boaler in this letter and tweet.
  • Jan 12, 2018. Dr. Mary Q. Foote, a CUNY colleague, writes a letter of support
  • Jan 12, 2018. Dan Meyer post a series of tweets supporting Dr. Rubel’s work, opening up a large discussion among his followers.
  • Jan 13, 2018. A public letter of support from Dr. April Bedford, Dean of the School of Education at Brooklyn College.
  • Jan 13, 2018. SIG-RME writes a letter of support.
  • Jan 15, 2018. Dr. Janine Remillard of University of Pennsylvania writes a letter of support.
  • Jan 16, 2018. The School of Education faculty at Brooklyn College writes a statement of support.
  • Jan 17, 2018. The AAUP created an online petition of support.
  • Jan 18, 2018. PME-NA writes a statement of support.
  • Jan 18, 2018. The MathEdPodcast, hosted by Sam Otten, posts a 34-minute podcast discussing the JUME article with Dr. Laurie Rubel
  • Jan 19, 2018. Bklyner writes a story detailing the attack on Dr. Rubel, calling out the coordination of the right-wing media.
  • Jan 19, 2018. Splinter, part of Gizmodo media, interviews Dr. Rubel on what it’s like to be in the middle of a right-wing media firestorm.
  • Feb 1, 2018. The Zone of Potential Construction Podcast interviews Dr. Rubel to talk about her work, equity practices in the mathematics classroom, and the attacks.


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