Attack on Prof. Laurie Rubel #standWithLaurieRubel


  • 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 8, 2018. A forum commenting on the original CampusReform story. (Warning: Link goes directly to the forum)
  • Jan 8, 2018. Right Wing News comments on the Campus Reform story, (Warning: links directly to RWN site)
  • Jan 8, 2018. Trump Army reposts Right Wing News story (directly above). (Warning: links directly to Trump Army site).
  • 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 9, 2018. Huffington Post re-iterates the Fox news story, which is a republishing of the original CampusReform story.
  • Jan 9, 2018. Conservative 101 pushes another story attacking Dr. Rubel.
  • Jan 9, 2018. A long, rambling racist rant that conflates mathematics intelligence with race attacks Dr. Rubel based on anti-semetism as well as Dr. Angela Putman of Pennsylvania State University-Putman.
  • Jan 9, 2018. The Logical Meme blog posts an attack, using much of the original CampusReform article as source.
  • Jan 9, 2018. posts another attack, based on the CampusReform article.
  • Jan 9, 2018. Moonbattery site posts another attack, based on story on Right Wing News. (Warning: links directly to Moonbattery site).
  • Jan 9, 2019. Culture of Life News site posts an anti-semitic rant, with screenshot of Rubel’s faculty webpage, based on Campus Reform story. (Warning: links directly to CLN site).
  • 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 10, 2018. Fear and Blood attacks Dr. Rubel in an another one-dimensional critique that also shows that, “It’s clear that Rubel cares about teaching and wants to find better ways to get her lesson across, by relating to students.”
  • 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. Ideapod piece that starts by presenting Rubel’s paper as well as Campus Reform and Fox News coverage and uses this as jumping off point to assert that people either can or cannot do math, an assertion that is then justified by a slew of racist interpretations about the world. (Warning: links directly to Ideapod).
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  • 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
  • Jan 16, 2018. Conservative Tribune writes another one-dimensional attack on Dr. Rubel. A link to the video attached to the original article, which is just a slideshow of text from the article over stock education photos.
  • Jan 16, 2018., a radio controlled vehicle hobby site, repost the Conservative 101 article from Jan 9 in its forum, which then leads to attacks on Dr. Rubel.
  • Jan 16, 2018. Western Journal writes a piece and produces a video attacking Dr. Rubel, under the headline “Working Hard in the Classroom is now Racist.” (Warning: Links directly to Western Journal website)
  • Jan 17, 2018. A clickbait heavy post on The Conservative Truth basically reposts the Conservative Tribute article from a day earlier.
  • Jan 2018. The writes a piece attacking Dr. Rubel, Dr. Donna Riley an Engineering Education professor at Purdue, and Dr. Rochelle Gutiérrez again.
  • Feb 15, 2018. Professor Doom, who runs the “Confessions of a College Professor” actually reads Dr. Rubel’s JUME article, then goes on an attack on the entire field of education and how educational research is not real research.
  • Feb 17, 2018. A local column in the Fort Wayne, IN News-Sentinel attacking Dr. Rubel, Dr. Gutiérrez, and Dr. Riley again. Seems to have cribbed it’s facts directly from the article above.
  • July 9, 2018. Rubel is listed on the Professor Watch List, a sister site to Campus Reform funded by Turning Point USA.

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.
  • April 4, 2018. Dr. Rubel is featured in an NPR story about faculty under attack.


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