Listening to Our Voices: Experiences of Black Faculty at Predominantly White Research Universities With Microaggression

Dave A. Louis, Glinda J. Rawls, Dimitra Jackson-Smith, Glenn A. Chambers, La Tricia L. Phillips, Sarah L. Louis

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Abstract

This article focuses on the experiences of four Black faculty members at predominantly White research universities with microaggression in the workplace. Utilizing scholarly personal narratives (SPN), this article explores the inhibitive nature of microaggressions, the resilient nature of Black faculty enduring these social attacks, and possible avenues for addressing the issue at an institutional level. The narratives shed light on the invisible social ill that occurs daily in the American academy, and those same voices call for serious introspection and administrative action in the field of higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-474
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Black Studies
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Black faculty
  • faculty development
  • higher education
  • microaggression

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