Black Scholars: Explaining Your Work May Mean Fighting For It | Vitae

Of course, race isn’t the only predictor of whether your research ideas will receive collegial support. But it’s a factor. Just consider the titles of some of the books that provide advice to black academics. There’s The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure—Without Losing Your Soul, which gives advice on negotiating the convergence of power and race in the academy. And there’s Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, which offers women of color strategies to help them \”navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education.\”Many of us choose to navigate that terrain because the new forms of scholarship we produce not only challenge the status quo, but also lead to changes in the very nature of who has the ability to define truth and knowledge. Nonetheless, there can be consequences for scholars of color who produce work that unsettles. Most are tied to the general difficulties of finding and then keeping academic jobs.

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