Some powerful reflections on being black in academia today up . I shared my thoughts about diversity, inclusion, and the need to extend belonging beyond campus.
Absolutely moving testimonies and reflections by , , , , and more. For my personal health, I should have never chosen this life. For the health of truth and humanity, I can’t abandon being a Black academic.
“Brave black souls who venture into mostly white and privileged educational spaces have long known a simple truth: No one escapes without scars.”
“racial battle fatigue.” According to the education scholar William A. Smith, this stems from repeated exposure to on-campus racism and discrimination, and can cause debilitating psychological and physiological stress." YUP.
“Brave black souls who venture into mostly white and privileged educational spaces have long known a simple truth: No one escapes without scars.”
"Not only are we responsible for thinking, planning, writing, advising, conducting research, serving on committees, and teaching, but we are to do so with rigor and professionalism in the face of skepticism." "pet to threat model" h/t
Harrowing and honest collection of short essays on being Black in Higher Education. But using the admissions scandal as a frame feeds into the racist trope— LONG before affirmative action blacks had the EXACT same experiences in colleges and universities!
White narratives of affirmative action play a significant role in making black students and faculty feel like outsiders, diminishing their accomplishments and creating invisible labor!! #inclusiontax #whiteracialframe #invisiblelaborclause
Thank you for these essays. Thank you to the contributors for your bravery & leadership. When I wrote my piece for the , I knew, sadly, I wasn't alone; but these stories remind me how "no one escapes without scars."
Being a Black Academic in America - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"I hadn’t told her at the time because I did not presume that my institution would protect me."
Being a Black Academic in America
Moving and disheartening commentaries on black academic experiences by Gerald Early Matthew Clair Emily Bernard, Stefan M. Bradley, Danny Bernard Martin, Ebony O McGee Nadiah Farah Foley and Michael Javen Fortner
Being a Black Academic in America. An important conversation.