Stereotypes are encountered in many contexts in society and are often reflected in the humor of a community. Mathematics can be a powerful tool to help break down remaining harmful stereotypes in our society and build our capacity to pursue equity and justice.

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Lawrence M. Lesser,, is a professor at The University of Texas at El Paso and a founding co-editor of Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics, the journal of the NCTM affiliate organization TODOS: Mathematics for ALL.

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