Beyond white: The emotional complexion of critical research on race

Cheryl E. Matias

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Exposing life in the academy while doing racially just work is difficult. For one, those who relay their experiences in the academy as a way to improve the professoriate are incorrectly labeled whistleblowers and are often met with resistance, passive aggressive bullying tactics, or find themselves and their scholarship constantly under scrutiny. Second, instead of listening and learning from the stories shared about academy life, administrators who do have the power to make changes belittle and minimize the stories as if they are just mere whines of a baby. To combat this, I share three essays that paint a picture of academy life while doing racially just work. I do so to share the trials, tribulations, and simple successes of this path so that professors and administrators can create more racially just educational systems that are inclusive to faculty of Color and scholars of race.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030059002
StatePublished - Feb 26 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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