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The #Math that has always worked for science is normal Indian math. But #India today continues to teach superstition-infused European math to millions of students without scrutiny.

A #thread on the urgent need for #decolonizing Indian education, based on #CKRaju's writings.
Normal Indian math accepts empirical proofs. For example '1 apple + 1 apple = 2 apples' is 'empirical' because you can see it.

Empirical (adjective)= verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
But formal european math accepts only axiomatic reasoning (reasoning without facts). Worse, it prohibits empirical proofs.

Axiom (noun)- a proposition which is regarded as self-evidently true.
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Excited to attend the #Indigenous History Conference once again today. It has been fantastic so far!
First panel today is #Decolonizing Methodologies: Challenging Colonial Institutions with Lisa King (Delaware), @CLegutko, and Christine Delucia. @Plymouth_400 @BridgeStateU #twitterstorians
King: How can we decolonize methodologies? Why is it important? How are we doing it in our work?
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For #ScholarStrike, a short starter list to get you going on #decolonizing your syllabus for the US history classroom (please add!) #twitterstorians
Think about what periodization really means. Are you upholding notions of American exceptionalism by making that whole unit about the American Revolution or the Civil War? Do linear concepts of time uphold European epistemologies that devalue non-European people & cultures?
Why "Early America"? How "early" are you really getting? How much time do you spend on the 30000+ years of history on this continent before you get to the little blip called European colonization?
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1/ This is a crucial time for #OntEd ted: 3 school boards will be hiring Directors of Education - @PeelSchools @tdsb & @DurhamDSB. With any shift in power, opportunities exist for a rise in justice-oriented practices and/or a rise in corrupt, back-door deals.
2/ School boards need to hire anti-racist leaders, *especially* as Directors of Ed.

Trustees - what criteria are you giving to search firms to choose your next Director? Are hiring committees racially diverse including trustees with critical, anti-racist mindsets & experiences?
3/Leadership of school boards MUST BE INTENTIONALLY #AntiOppressive #AntiRacist. It is the only way to close gaps.

So, what might this look like?

Here are some suggestions based on the research and preliminary findings from our current study on anti-racist leadership.
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USE THIS #Thread #Paradox of #AntiracistEdLeadership in #Edsystems- thoughts I've been really mulling abt in the past while. Have to admit, I've been sitting on this for a couple weeks. Grateful to those who helped me sift through my thinking <3 Here's to #courageousconversations
True #AntiRacist Leadership can only happen when you are anchored in #communities and you do the work #buildrelationships #seekadvice #love & #beLoved by those who give you #permission & #legitimacy to continue the struggle in boardrooms.
When I became a senior leader in Edu. I was advised that - You cannot be on the streets & in the boardrooms. "its time to choose. Its a different struggle." I didnt choose bc WE deserve to be in the boardroom but THAT choice comes at a #price
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Speaking of #decolonizing global health, here is an excellent case study of what is wrong & needs to change.

Review on #Ebola @NEJM

3 authors, 0 from Africa (which has endured every single Ebola outbreak!)

nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.105…
Review on #Ebola @DiseasePrimers

11 authors, 1 from Africa

nature.com/articles/s4157…
Not only should researchers/authors 'wake up' and see this problem, but journals also have to be accountable for such skewed authorship that favors HIC folks, even for issues that concern LMICs.

But journals themselves are run by folks in HICs. See: gh.bmj.com/content/4/5/e0…
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Join me for a live-tweet of the second speaker in @WCMSU's Language Diversity Speaker Series! Tonight's speaker is Dr. Staci Perryman-Clark. Away we go!
@WCMSU Dr. PC's talk is entitled "The Work of Writing Never Ends: Using the Students' Right to Their Own Language to Bridge Writing Across the Curriculum and Diversity and Inclusion Professional Development Opportunities." #highered #antiracism #curriculum #diversity @WCMSU
@WCMSU Follow along with us at #WCMSU! @WCMSU
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[Day5: Communicating the Dark Side of #Science]
Let's get to the nitty gritty, intersectional #STEM issues today.

What are your thoughts on #SciComm around the complex, messy, imperfect scientific process & the dark history of Science?
MUST READ Examples: dealing w/ Race & Racism in #Science.

@AngelaDSaini’s #Superior (& #Inferior on gender inequity)

@PhysAnth’s statement on Race & Racism thoughtfully written by an intersectional, diverse committee
physanth.org/about/position…
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(THREAD) Research ethics based on love, decoloniality and post oppositionality. Why @mildredboveda and I wrote our article. Hope you’ll read & share. #AcademicTwitter #qualitativeresearch #critqual #educolor #highered #highereducation #ethics #researchethics #decolonizing
1/ We came together in this piece because our shared history of colonization was completely erased in what started dominating the Global North’s discussion on decoloniality. That other nations also have colonizing histories with different liberatory agendas were simply absent.
2/ Buying into this discourse, reviewers aligned with this myopic grand narrative of decoloniality, and often told us that what we are talking about is just a metaphor, or critical research, but not decolonial, with zero understanding or acknowledgement of our histories.
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