Quote of the Day: For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ – The New York Times

Edray Goins is one of about a dozen black mathematicians among nearly 2,000 tenured faculty members in the nation’s top 50 math departments.CreditCreditJared Soares for The New York Times

“I am an African-American male. I have been the only one in most of the universities I’ve been to — the only student or faculty in the mathematics department.”

~EDRAY GOINS, a mathematician, writing in an American Mathematical Society blog. Black Americans including Dr. Goins receive just 1 percent of the doctorates granted in math.

Source: Quotation of the Day: For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ – The New York Times

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