We describe a mainstream "universalist" approach to the understanding of mathematics. We then conduct a systematic (but not exhaustive) review of the academic literature on the decolonisation of mathematics and identify how this challenges the universalist view. We examine evidence of whether the experience of mathematics in the UK is systemically racist, examining both the decolonial arguments and the empirical evidence.The paper makes good arguments that mathematics is universal, that attempts to decolonize math have been big failures, and that math culture is not racially discriminatory.
There are some examples of Western books being more likely to credit Western sources, but that is to be expected.
All this may seem obvious, but it is good to see a paper defend Mathematics against the increasing attacks from leftist decolonizers.